Comfort Food: Pork & Chorizo Soup

Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

Here is a great little soup that is easy to put together, and will keep you warm on a cold Winter’s eve, or just about any old time of the year when you crave good comfort food.

Prep is a snap, and the cooking process is non-labor intensive. As a matter of fact, you just might have all the ingredients at hand… just sitting there in your fridge and pantry.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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Serves:
6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

PLAN/PURCHASE

1/2 medium
yellow onion
2 medium
carrots
2 clove
garlic
1/4 lb
ground chorizo sausage
1/2 lb
pork tenderloin, cubed
4 Tbsp
red wine, dry variety
1 c
long grain white rice, or brown, if you prefer
1 tsp
ground cumin
2 c
chicken stock, not broth
2 1/2 c
filtered water
salt, kosher variety, to taste
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

Step-By-Step

1PREP/PREPARE
2Gather your ingredients.
3Thinly slice the onion, mince the garlic, and cut the carrots thickly on the bias, and then cut in half.
4Add the chorizo sausage to a heavy-bottomed pot, over medium heat.
5Cook until the sausage is almost cooked through, but still a bit pink.
6Drain of all but a tablespoon of grease from the pot, and then add the onion, garlic, and cubed pork tenderloin.
7Reduce heat to medium low, and cook until the pork tenderloin is beginning to brown, and the onions, are softened, about 10 minutes.
8Add the red wine the rice, cayenne, and cumin.
9Bring the heat back up to medium, and stir, until the wine reduces by half, about 3 minutes.
10Add the water, stock, and the carrots.
11Bring the pot up to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer.
12Allow the pot to simmer until the rice and carrots have cooked, about 20 minutes.
13Chef’s Note: During this time, add a bit of salt and pepper, to taste.
14Chef's Note: If the soup gets too thick, you can thin it out with some water, or more chicken stock.
15PLATE/PRESENT
16Serve in nice bowls with some crackers, bread, or possibly warm tortillas. Enjoy.
17Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef Soups
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Southern
Hashtag: #pork soup