Monday, December 20, 2010

Cheesy Chorizo Chowder

EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT! INDIANA WOMAN SAVES HERSELF FROM HOLIDAY INSANITY BY MAKING SOUP!! When asked what led up to the pot-filling event, the lady simply replied, "When I found that I'd put a hook through my dog's collar and hung him on the tree, and then discovered that I'd stuffed my husband's Christmas stocking with Midol, toenail clippings and Hello Kitty stickers, I knew I was suffering from pre-traumatic holiday stress syndrome. The only known cure is making soup, so that's what I did."

There you have it folks. It's beginning to look a lot like soup isn't just a cure for the common cold anymore.

Cheesy Chorizo Chowder

1/2 lb chorizo
1 medium onion, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
1 red bell pepper, seeded, diced
pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp Mexican oregano
kosher salt and pepper
1 quart chicken stock
3 medium potatoes, peeled, small cubed
2 cups frozen corn kernels
2 cups loosely packed spinach leaves, chopped
4-6 ounces shredded Queso Chihuahua (could substitute Velveeta)

In soup pot brown chorizo until fat is rendered. Add the onion, celery, bell pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, cumin, oregano and a little kosher salt and pepper. Saute vegetables for 6-8 minutes and then add the chicken both and cubed potatoes. Bring to a boil, season with kosher salt, reduce heat, and simmer until potatoes are nearly tender, about 10-12 minutes. Add the corn kernels and spinach and simmer for another 3-5 minutes. Remove pot from heat and gradually add the shredded cheese and stir until smooth.


Jessica @ How Sweet said...

This is another meal my husband would LOVE!

briarrose said...

Hahahaha....a wonderful cure all I will have to remember. ;) Delicious soup....lovely, lovely chorizo. Nom nom!

SeattleDee said...

What a tasty bowl of comfort food - but how could it be anything else with chorizo and a little chile heat?!

June said...

mmmm yum. You're darn right I'm gonna substitute Velveeta. Looks absolutely fabulous Mags. You are hilarious! Thanks for the laughs - kinda' needed it today. Max...4 am...4 seizures. Darn.

Mary said...

Mags, this looks ammmazing!!! Another recipe I HAVE to try ;)

Mary xo

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Karen said...

You better pass some of this around ;) Merry Christmas to you and your family, Mags!

Design Wine and Dine said...

Ah, the perfect cure for sure! :) I'm right there with you - out of my mind!

Soups looks fantastic!

Nanan said...

Soup is a savior!

Moogie said...

Girl.... you are so funny and stressed. I'm thinking you are not drinking near enough.