Friday, February 1, 2013

spicy adobo potato soup

It's hard to believe that it is a whopping 7 degrees outside as I type this, considering it was 72 degrees earlier this week.  What a strange winter!  Yesterday the temperature starting dropping and the snow started falling, and I declared it a soup day.  I like to make random declarations like that.  Makes being a stay at home mom feel more "official."  I settled on potato soup, but I wanted something spicy, not creamy, and so this soup was born!  In hindsight, I used waaay too many chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, but it definitely warmed me up!  And Brian loves anything spicy, so I had to remind him to leave me a bowl to photograph for the blog.  It turned out delicious despite the spiciness, the potatoes and corn help to cool the heat a bit.  And it was easy to throw together!

4-5 small waxy potatoes
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 onion, diced and sauteed in olive oil
1-2 cups corn kernels (frozen or canned if you don't have fresh in the middle of winter of course)
1/8 - 1/4 cup diced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1/8 cup cilantro
4 cups vegetable broth
serves 4

Saute your chopped onion in olive oil until browned.  Dice your potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes.  Chop the chipotle peppers into small pieces.  I used about a 1/4 of a cup of chipotle peppers and it was SPICY.  Adjust to your taste.  Throw it all into a large pot.
Add the tomatoes, corn, and cilantro, and pour the broth on top.  Stir and bring to a boil.  Turn heat to low, and let simmer for an hour and a half.  This could all be thrown into a crock pot on low for 6 hours, too!  Quick and easy, and really filling on a cold winter day.
I put a big dollop of Greek yogurt in mine to cool it down a bit.  And if you know me at all, you know I also added some shredded sharp cheddar.  Cheese makes everything better.  Enjoy!


  1. Looks delicious. I can't handle much heat in a dish but my husband loves it. I laughed when I read that you asked Brian to save some soup for a photo. I do that all the time! What we put our families through for these blogs, huh?

  2. Cheese really should be its own food group. I love it so much. The zuppa looks delicious, very mouthwatering. I also wish they had food transporters. I'd send you your starbucks and you could send me every concoction you make. ;)

  3. This weekend. I have potatoes, I have chiles, I have onions. I will buy the cheese. Looks delicious.

  4. Ah, you've had the same weather weirdness as we have. The one upside to it is all the soups! Oh, & I'm in utter agreement about cheese improving anything!

  5. Mmmmm, could I use brown rice instead of potato?

  6. Spicy soup on a cold day can't be beat, looks delicious!

  7. This looks soooo good! Still in love with that cutting board! Your dad needs an etsy shop ;)


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