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

Directions Step-By-Step

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

About this Recipe

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