Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Epazote is a weedlike Mexican herb which adds a distinctive flavor. It is sometimes available at Fiesta and other Mexican specialty markets. Cilantro can be used as an alternative.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat corn oil in a large pot, sauté diced onion lightly.
  2. Add minced garlic, chipotle peppers, tomatoes and tomato paste. Cook until mixture is reduced.
  3. Add chicken stock, bay leaf, epazote, cumin, salt and pepper. Simmer slowly 30 minutes. Add optional corn to warm.
  4. Garnish each serving with a little avocado, cheese, chicken tortilla strips,olives and lime slices.
Most Helpful

This is great! I halved the recipe but still used a full chipotle - great kick and so much flavor! I included the optional corn, and we enjoyed the extra burst of flavor they provided. Thanks for sharing! ZWT8

Starrynews August 12, 2012

Wonderful flavors and easy to make. The chipotle gives this delicious soup just enough heat. Thanks again Rita for another winner!

Alskann June 25, 2007

Great soup, I reduced the broth amount, omitted the cilantro (only because I did not have any) also I increased the tomato paste, I of coarse use the 2 chiles, I also added in some dryed chili flakes, we like extreme heat! great soup, thanx for sharing Rita!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz October 17, 2006