Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

A totally delicious and different soup - our local grocery store was making this last week and I got the recipe. The recipe called for 1 Tbsp chili powder originally but for my own personal taste I reduced it to 1/2 Tbsp. It also makes a fantastic vegetarian dish if you omit the meat - you get the protein from the beans and the heaviness from the dumplings!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion in olive oil for 3 minutes until tender. Add chili powder and garlic.
  2. Add meat thru diced tomatoes and simmer covered.
  3. Meanwhile, in a bowl combine cornmeal, salt, hot water, and oil. Dough will be soft and dry.
  4. Roll 1 tsp of dough into a ball and add to soup. Repeat until all dough has been used (about 24 balls).
  5. Simmer for 3 minutes, until dumplings float.
  6. Garnish with cilantro, lime juice, shredded cheese, and/or sour cream if desired.
Most Helpful

I bought a southwestern rotisserie chicken and shredded it. I used canned chicken broth with garlic. I used parsley instead of the cilantro. I put a little chili powder and cheese in the dumpling batter. This was very good and easy to make. The best thing was that the kids loved it!

goldcross52 December 18, 2007