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Mexican Noodle and Chorizo Soup

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 6
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Ingredients

2
dried chile peppers, remove stems and seeds
2
cups water
3
tomatoes, chopped in large pieces
1/2
medium-sized onion
1
cup chicken broth
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
6
oz Mexican chorizo
8
oz dry noodles or vermicelli
1
cup Oaxaca or mozzarella cheese, shredded
Fresh cilantro, to taste, for garnish

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410.5
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22.5g
35%
Saturated Fat
7.9g
40%
Cholesterol
74.5mg
25%
Sodium
556.1mg
23%
Total Carbohydrate
34.0g
11%
Dietary Fiber
2.6g
10%
Sugars
4.5g
Protein
18.2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
22.30%
22%
Calcium
13.80%
14%
Iron
13.20%
13%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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Expert Tips

For a more broth-like soup, add 2 cups of chicken broth and 1 cup water. Skip the shredded cheese.

Directions

  • 1 Boil the dry chile peppers in a small saucepan for 1 minute in the 2 cups of water over medium heat. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • 2 Blend the chile peppers with the water they were cooked in, incorporating the tomatoes, onion and a cup of chicken broth in a blender or food processor.
  • 3 Heat the vegetable oil in a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat. Fry the chorizo until it’s completely cooked. Add the dried noodles, stirring constantly, until lightly golden brown. Carefully pour the chile pepper and tomato mix in a pot with the noodles; season with salt, to taste. When it begins to boil, reduce to low heat and cover. Let cook until all the liquid has been absorbed. Remove from heat and sprinkle with the shredded cheese.
  • 4 To serve, garnish with the fresh cilantro. Enjoy!

Noodle soup is a traditional dish of Mexican cuisine. It’s super versatile; it can be served more soup-or stew-like. I prefer it more stew-like, with less broth and garnished with lots of cheese. Sometimes I like to play with recipes to create new versions, such as this variation with a little chile pepper and Mexican chorizo. My kids love it! The dried chiles and chorizo not only give it a spicy kick, but they also intensify the red color for beautiful presentation. If you’re tired of always preparing the same soup time and time again, try this recipe with even more Mexican flavor that will delight all who try it.

Rate and Comment

Leslie Limon Leslie Limon
September 20, 2016

Noodle soup is a traditional dish of Mexican cuisine. It’s super versatile; it can be served more soup-or stew-like. I prefer it more stew-like, with less broth and garnished with lots of cheese. Sometimes I like to play with recipes to create new versions, such as this variation with a little chile pepper and Mexican chorizo. My kids love it! The dried chiles and chorizo not only give it a spicy kick, but they also intensify the red color for beautiful presentation. If you’re tired of always preparing the same soup time and time again, try this recipe with even more Mexican flavor that will delight all who try it.