April 9th, 2012

Spicy Aztec Soup

Spicy Aztec Soup



If you happened to read my last post for Stuffed Jalapeños, it was probably pretty obvious that I don’t have a problem with spicy foods.  Nope, not me!  I love spicy foods of all kinds.  In fact, whenever I am in a Chinese restaurant, I always look for the little icon that indicates which dishes are spicy, and I make my selection from those.  That’s why, when I found this recipe, I was immediately drawn to it by its name.  The spicy flavor comes from chipotle chiles.  Are you familiar with these bad boys?  AY-CHEE-WAH-WAH!  They are HOT HOT HOT!  In fact, the recipe only calls for two chiles even though a typical can holds about 10 or 12 of them.  The first time you make this, you might want to start off by just adding one chile, doing a taste test, and then adding the second one if you think you can take the heat.  Another thing I like about this recipe is that it cooks for a long time, allowing the beef to get nice and tender.  You’re going to need 2 pounds of top round steak, an onion, garlic, canned tomatoes, beef broth, cumin, chili powder, salt, oil, and those chipotle chiles, which come canned in adobo sauce.  You’ll also want some sour cream to serve on top of the soup.  Start by cutting the beef into 1/2-inch cubes.  Chop the onion and mince the garlic.

Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until hot.  Add the beef, onion, garlic, cumin, chili powder, and salt; cook and stir until the beef is browned.  Meanwhile, chop the two chipotle chiles.  Add the chiles, tomatoes, and beef broth to the beef mixture; mix well.  If the tomatoes are large, break them up.  Turn the heat down.  Cover and cook 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until the beef is fork-tender, stirring occasionally.  If desired, top individual servings with sour cream.

Spicy Aztec Soup

 Serving Suggestion:  Serve with Cheese Pops or French Peasant Bread.

Posted under Mexican, Soups

3 Responses to “Spicy Aztec Soup”

  1. I love the chipotle flavor in this. Tastes just like I am in the Yucatan Peninsula!

  2. Jeffrey, I’m so glad you like spicy foods! The Yucatan Peninsula??? Ha ha!

  3. Sounds delicious. My gang would love it.

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