Comfort Food: Pork & Chorizo Soup

Andy Anderson !


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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15 Min
20 Min
Stove Top



  • 1/2 medium
    yellow onion
  • 2 medium
  • 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


  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.
  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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About Comfort Food: Pork & Chorizo Soup

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

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