Caldillo (Northern New Mexico-style Soup)

Teresa Morgan


My moms favorite. On a cold day with tortillas this soup will warm your tummy.

★★★★★ 3 votes
4 servings
35 Min
Stove Top

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The longer this cooks, the more the aroma drifts through the house and the anticipation will make you even hungrier! This was a comforting,hearty soup that's perfect for anytime, but will be great on a colder day.

No doubt, you'll be going back for second helpings of this recipe.


1 pound lean ground beef
2 cups diced potatoes
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
4 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
!/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup chopped new mexico or anaheim green chile*
1 can 14 once diced tomatoes


1Fry beef in a medium-sized saucepan at medium heat until browned. Add potatoes and continue to fry until potatoes are golden brown.
2Add onions, water, seasonings,tomatoes and Chile.
3Cover and simmer at low heat until potatoes are tender. Serve hot.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef Soups, Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy