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Mexican Chorizo and Corn Soup

This filling soup is fantastic when you need to warm up on a blustery day! If you want a chowder consistency, use a potato masher to break down some of the spuds. —Laura Davis, Chincoteague, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings (3-1/2 quarts)


  • 3/4 pound bulk fresh chorizo or spicy pork sausage
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 poblano pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cartons (32 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 pounds potatoes (about 4 medium), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 cups frozen corn (about 16 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Optional: Queso fresco and chopped fresh cilantro


  • In a Dutch oven, cook and crumble chorizo over medium heat until cooked through, 4-6 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove chorizo to paper towels, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in pan.
  • In drippings, saute onion and the red and poblano peppers over medium heat until tender, 8-10 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in flour and seasonings until blended; cook and stir 3 minutes. Gradually stir in broth.
  • Add potatoes and corn; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until potatoes are tender, 10-15 minutes. Stir in sour cream and chorizo; heat through. If desired, serve with cheese and cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 269 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 1063mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein.

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  • mrscessna
    Jan 3, 2021

    Hearty soup with great flavor!

  • Chris
    Oct 5, 2020

    I rarely follow recipes exactly, but this one I did, and it came out perfect.

  • Carolyn
    Mar 17, 2020

    Very tasty!

  • Carolyn
    Nov 24, 2019

    Delicious! Had no problemo or frozen corn. I used a can of southwestern corn with poblanos in it and a can of fire roasted corn. It's a keeper!

  • Michele
    Oct 3, 2019

    Totally delish! I did not have any chorizo on hand, so I substituted a 1 lb tube of breakfast sausage with a 1/4 tsp chili pepper flakes, plus I used 2 poblano peppers (instead on 1). After making this soup for a group of friends, they all asked me for the recipe! Thank you for sharing!!!!

  • Jess
    May 21, 2019

    We made this tonight. Was a bit of a "we have most of this and ill improvise the rest" dinner. Eyeballed all the measurements. Used garlic powder instead of garlic. Only had 3 small potatoes. Used 2 cans of corn. Added oregano at the end and served over rice. Oh and used a green pepper and half a jalepeno. Super yum. Family loved it. Will make again!