Lentil Chorizo Soup

By | February 9, 2015
Serve topped with chopped avocado pieces

This Lentil Chorizo Soup Recipe was born like many of my soups – by opening the refrigerator door and seeing what’s available to throw in the soup pot. From there, it’s a matter of matching up ingredients that work well together. This should not be a complicated affair. You should choose things that you like and go with it. Do not look back! Part of the fun of making soup is cooking without a written recipe, just winging it. This Lentil Chorizo Soup is one of those recipes from the wing. And you know what? It turned out great. This is what I did.

Lentil Chorizo Soup
 
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 9 ounces Mexican chorizo
  • 8 ounces lentils, rinsed thoroughly in cold water
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped (feel free to use a green or yellow bell pepper here)
  • 1 large potato, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Chopped avocado
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat
  2. Add the Mexican chorizo and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly
  3. Drop in the onion, bell pepper, potato and carrots and cook for about 6 minutes, until veggies start to soften
  4. Stir in the lentils and cook for another minute
  5. Pour in the beef broth and salt and bring to a boil
  6. Reduce to a simmer cook until vegetables are completely cooked, about 45 minutes
  7. Pour in the lime juice and stir
  8. Serve with diced avocado pieces on top and extra lime juice if desired

 

Chorizo Lentil Soup Ingredients

Heat Olive Oil

Add Mexican ChorizoCook Chorizo for 2 minutes
Stir in onion, potato and red bell pepper

Cook vegetables until soft

Lentils

Add lentils

Stir in lentils

Bring to boil and simmer for 45 minutes

Pour in lime juice

Serve topped with chopped avocado pieces

Looking for the perfect pot to cook up your next batch of soup? I recommend the Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven. It comes in 11 different colors and is an excellent value for the price.

 

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