Prep 25 mins
Cook 45 mins
This soup has some of my favorite things in it! I really enjoy it in the fall, just as the weather is turning cold. I can usually still find fresh corn at that time, and it's so great to have a warm soup on a crisp, chilly night! This is from "Southwest Cooks!", a collection of Native American cuisine.
- 1 medium onion
- 2 whole cloves
- 5 cups beef broth
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 3 chicken breast halves, skinned
- 2 large baking potatoes, peeled and diced
- 2 anaheim chilies
- 2 3⁄4 cups fresh cut corn, about 4 ears
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
- salt and pepper
- sour cream, fresh cilantro sprigs
- Peel the onion and stud with the cloves. Combine the onion, broths, chicken and potato in a Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until the potato is tender.
- Remove the onion. Remove the chicken, reserving the broth in the pan. Let the chicken cool, bone it, and chop the meat. Return the chicken to the pan; set aside.
- Cut chiles in half lengthwis; remove seeds and membranes. Place chiles, skin side up, on an ungreased baking sheet; flatten with the palm of your hand. Broil 3 inches from the heat (with electric oven door partially opened) 6 minutes or until charred. Place chiles in ice water; peel and discard skins. Coarsely chop the chiles, and add to the reserved broth mixture.
- Stir in corn; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 4 minutes or until the corn is tender. Taste your soup, and add salt and pepper as needed (depends on the broth you originally used).
- Ladle soup into individual soup bowls. Top each serving with avocado slices and chopped tomato. Garnish, if desired with sour cream and fresh cilantro.
This recipe is fantastic. It's just pure magic (or science) how these flavors come together, even DH loves it! Although I had the fresh anaheim peppers, once I realized the recipe was going to have me roast them, I simply used the canned chopped chiles instead; otherwise, made as directed. Thanks, breezermom! Made for PRMR tag game.
What a yummy, heart warming soup. I can't get "real" peppers here in this Canadian culinary wasteland so I used the canned Ortega diced chili's and it was still delicious. Also, I used the tomato and a fat free sour cream with dried cilantro for garnish as there was no avocado in the house. It was a real treat with a square of chili cheese cornbread on the side. :D
This is an outstanding soup! So fresh, healthy and delicious. I didn't use the avocado garnish, otherwise made as directed and we loved this - thanks for sharing the recipe!