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


  • 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.
  • 16Serve in nice bowls with some crackers, bread, or possibly warm tortillas. Enjoy.
  • 17Keep 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