Saturday, August 30, 2008

Mexican Tomato Chowder

Fall is in the air...and soups are on the menu! One of our favorite fall soups is a tomato-corn chowder made from a recipe that I snipped out of a paper many years ago. I must be a Mexican Mennonite because I sure do love the dishes with a Mexican flair! Fresh herbs are wonderful...but dried oregano and basil are fine as well.

Mexican Tomato Chowder

2 pounds field tomatoes
1 large onion
1 clove garlic, minced
3 cups chicken broth
1 large can black beans, drained (19 oz.)
1 can beans in tomato sauce
2 cups sweet corn kernels (fresh, canned or frozen)
1 tsp. each of salt, oregano & basil
pinch of cayenne pepper
1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro

Scald tomatoes to remove skins and chop coarsely. In large saucepan, cook onion and garlic in 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat until softened (about 3 minutes). Stir in stock, chopped tomatoes, corn, beans, salt, oregano, basil and cayenne. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. Stir in cilantro and serve. Top each serving with a dollop of sour cream!

And if you happen to have an 35-year-old orange pyrex bowl to serve it in, it will even look Mexican!


7 comments:

  1. I know I'm going to love this soup! I must be a Spanish Mennonite! (Hey, I WAS born in Uruguay!)

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  2. Hey me too..love the spices in Mexican foods. I'll just stick to my Russian Mennonite roots..maybe they also liked spicey things!

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  3. I'll run for my sombreo! Bring on the spice, the soup looks so good. Kathy

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  4. Yum! Got the ingredients for a great hearty spicy chili for this weekend but this looks like I could easily make it too! What about that loaf of bread there...hmmmm...looks good too. Back to my first pickling experience...happy weekend and I'll be reporting in if I can get my first ever pickles canned without any explosions!!!!

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  5. Judy, my hubby will love this soup for sure; and yes I have the same 35 year old pyrex bowl. It belonged to my mother-in-law. She also used it for soup--her specialty was dutch meatball soup. She would make a pot and bowl full on Sundays when all her kids and grandchildren would come home after church. She now lives in glory and her soup bowl lives with me!

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  6. i will absolutely love this soup . .I'm nearly certain that I have some mexican roots somewhere.

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  7. looks yummy, all these fall recipes and i am not ready to let summer go yet...we have an amazing summer weekend yet.
    my kids love soup so you betcha i am going to try this one.

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