Southwest Onion Soup

Eugene Zafra


I lived in Albuquerque, NM for 12 years and am addicted to foods with chile pepper, specially roasted chiles from Hatch, NM. Love the aroma and flavor!

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15 Min
15 Min


2 Tbsp
butter, cold
1 medium
white onions, sliced into 1/4 -inch rings
1 can(s)
diced tomatoes w/lime juice & cilantro
4 oz
bottled roasted red peppers
4 oz
canned whole kernel corns
4 oz
quick melt cheese, cubed
8 oz
chicken broth
2 tsp
red chile powder
2 tsp
sherry vinegar
2 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
real bacon bits for garnish

How to Make Southwest Onion Soup


  • 1In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter.
  • 2Saute onion rings until translucent. Do not overcook.
  • 3Combine diced tomatoes, roasted peppers and kernel corns in a food blender. Chop in low speed for about 2 seconds only.
  • 4Put chopped mixture and cubed cheese into a stock pot
    over medium heat. Stir continuosly and let simmer until cheese is melted.
  • 5Add chicken broth, red chile powder, vinegar and black pepper. Continue stirring the soup until all flavors blend.
  • 6Serve soup immediately in individual bowls and top with sauteed onion rings. Garnish with bacon bits.

    Serve with warm corn tortillas or chips.

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About Southwest Onion Soup

Course/Dish: Chowders
Other Tag: Quick & Easy