Chick-Pea Chili Soup (Mock Menudo) Hangover Cure

Recipe by Nat Da Brat
READY IN: 25mins




  • In a saucepan over medium heat, sauté the onion in the olive oil for abour 3 minutes. (add optional bacon here, see note).
  • Stir in the garlic and continue to sauté 2 more minutes. Do not brown the garlic.
  • Stir in chili powder and oregano, sauté an other minute.
  • Add water and bouillon cube (or stock), chick-peas and tomato paste (+can of tomatoes if using).
  • Bring to a simmer and simmer steadily for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, cook rice separately.
  • To serve, put a portion of rice in a bowl, then ladle in the hot soup.
  • Notes:
  • - For extra flavor and texture, you can also fry up a bit of chopped up bacon in the olive oil before adding the onions (keep the bacon fat! (then continue with step 2).
  • -The rice is just an option but is a comforting filler.
  • -Serve on its own or with hot sauce, diced avocado, green onions or cilantro.