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!


★★★★★ 1 vote

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


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

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