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comfort food: pork & chorizo soup

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

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.

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For comfort food: pork & chorizo soup

  • 1/2 md
    yellow onion
  • 2 md
  • 2 clove
  • 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

How To Make comfort food: pork & chorizo soup

  • 1
  • 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.
  • 11
    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.
  • 13
    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
  • 16
    Serve in nice bowls with some crackers, bread, or possibly warm tortillas. Enjoy.
  • 17
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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