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Lentil Soup with Chorizo Recipe/Receta de Sopa de Lentejas con Chorizo

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I feel so blessed to be able to call my mom, or one of my aunts in México to talk about food recipes. Just a couple of weeks ago, we were talking about how each one of us make our Lentil Soup. My aunt says she adds pork meat cut in cubes, while my mom prefers to add bacon or sausages (hot dogs sausages). I prefer to add Chorizo. The vegetables are diverse. My aunt and I love to add plantain into the soup. And she also adds spinach. My friend Nora, from the Blog Gusta Usted, adds fried plantains and cooked eggs. In the Mexican region of Yucatán Península, Lentil soup is a rich combination of pork meat, chorizo and sausages with carrots and potatoes. See, even though all of us are Mexicans, everyone has its very own particular way of cooking a lentil soup. So, next time you see a recipe for a Mexican Lentil soup think twice. There are so many versions to this soup to count.
And how do you make your lentil soup?
Serves 6
· 6 oz. Mexican Chorizo ( You can use bacon cut in small pieces)
· 2 cups of lentils, rinsed
· 3 tomatoes chopped
· 1 large onion, chopped
· 3 medium carrots, peeled and cut in small pieces
· 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
· 5 1/2 cups of chicken broth
· 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
· 1 bay leave
· Salt and pepper to taste
· About 1 1/2 cups of water
Directions
For the sauce:
Place the tomatoes and garlic in a blender with a cup of the broth. Mix until smooth and set aside.
For the soup:
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In a large pot, cook the chorizo over medium heat until well browned. (It will release some fat) About 8 minutes. Remove some of the excess fat from the pot leaving just one tablespoon.
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Add the carrots and onion; cook for about 5 minutes until soft.
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Stir in the tomato-garlic sauce and cook for about 8 more minutes.
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Now, is time to add the lentils, broth and water. Bring to a boil for a couple of minutes and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Add the thyme and bay leave. Simmer for about 40 minutes or until lentils are tender.
Note: Add some more water if soup gets to dry for your taste.
Buen Provecho!


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48 comments:

  1. This looks delicious. Lentil soups are one of my favorites, love the tomato in this one.

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  2. You are indeed very fortunate to be able to call your Mom or Aunts. We love lentil soup at our house and I really like the addition of the chorizo. Very warming and comforting for winter.
    Sam

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  3. mmm :) wow meli this looks delicious! nosotros nos encanta los frijolitos de lentejas! but me and my mom cook them very plain but to me they taste delicious! we cook the frijolitos an then les echamos tomatoes y cebollita picada an let it get nice an soft it gives such a good flavor! :)but i have to try this with the chorizo!

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  4. Mely,
    en invierno nos gustan muchisimo las sopas calientes y me encantaría cenar con tu sopa de lentejas.

    Yo también hice sopa de lentejas hace uno par de semanas, pero como no tenia chorizo, le puse "salsiccia" italiana (de mi pueblo) y un poco de pimentón, mas chile, claro, y salió bien rica.

    Ciao!
    Tlaz

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  5. I too like the addition of the chorizo to lentil soup. I make mine like Barbie does but the chorizo would be great. Wonderful photos Mely and everything looks very good. By the way, thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great weekend.

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  6. Con este frio si que e estado aprovechando las recetas caldositas, y para mi buena suerte tengo todos los ingredientes en casa, y aqui nos encantan las lentejas! lo unico nuevo que les voy a agregar es el chorizo y las verduras a ver que tal me queda.

    XO♥

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  7. Hi, Melynda, I hope you try it, the tomato goes really well with the lentils.

    Thanks for stopping by.
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    Hi, Sam

    I know, it is so good to call back home and talk to my mom.
    Have a great week!
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    Hola, Barbie.

    I know everyone cooks the lentils different but they are so good with anything, right?

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    Hey, Tlaz,
    I wish, I can get a hold of one of those Italian sausages.
    :)
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    Hola Gloria,

    I love visiting your blog and take a look at your art.
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    Hola Ruth,

    Gracias por tu correo, que buneo que les gusto la sopita de lentejas.

    Saludos!
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    Thanks for your kinds comments,

    Hugs,

    Mely

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  8. Mely, What a great recipe!The combination is just perfect.Absolutely Beautiful !

    Espero que hayas pasado unas hermosas vacaciones...Todo lo mejor para ti para este 2011.

    Abrazotes,

    Aldy.

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  9. Yo había escrito un comentario :(, igual y me equivoqué !!
    Qué rica sopa Mely, con chorizo se me antojan más :)
    Saludos cariñosos

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  10. Mely, I never put meat in my lentil soup. Yours looks delicious and I bet the chorizo it taste incredible. I have lentils, chorizo and lots of time today-I'll copy your recipe. Love lentil soup!

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  11. Mmm delicious hearty soup. I like to chorizo for a nice, smoly flavor as well.

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  12. Hola Aldy,

    The chorizo add a spicy flavor. I am sure you will like it.

    Mely

    Pily,
    A veces asi pasa con los comentarios. Yo deje uno en tu blog pero no lo veo. :)


    Mely

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  13. This sounds fantastic, Mely! I'm bookmarking and I'm going to make it later on in the week. I know mi esposo will love it as much as I will. Thanks. And you're so right...I would LOVE to be your neighbor. Can you imagine the magical smells that would connect our houses? Ahhhh....

    Thanks for sharing with the hearth and soul hop :) xo

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  14. Lentejas for the win! My kids love them and chorizo just elevates them.

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  15. YUM! I love chorizo and this is a great lentil soup - I have a whole bag of lentils and was wondering what to do with them - thanks!

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  16. Hello,

    Girlichef, Isabel and Biz.

    I do hope all of you enjoy a good soup with the addition of the chorizo.

    Have a great day!

    Mely

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  17. Mely, Why have I never thought to add Mexican chorizo to lentejas. Oh my.. this is on my menu plan for next week! Gracias Amiga ;D

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  18. Hello again, I am including this great post in my Wednesday wanderings. Thank you.

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  19. I love mexican food but nvr tried cooking it at home . Love ur blog, it has
    great mexican recipes which surely I'd be trying out soon .

    Also thanks for visiting my space n leaving ur lovely comments .

    - Smita
    littlefoodjunction.blogspot.com
    (fun foods for little ones )

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  20. I just found your blog when looking for Mexican recipes. The Three Kings Bread looks beautiful. I want to make it soon.

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  21. This Letil soup looks delicious..perfect for cold winter day.

    http://lossaboresdemicocina.blogspot.com

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  22. I never knew that mexican food also has a lentil soup.As I told you before I have a mexican couple just next door and we are very good friends but never heard from them too.I love lentils and this soup sound so so wholesome and hearty

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  23. great soup Mely I make mine with carrot and cilantro

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  24. Oh wow!.... My stomach growled when I saw your first picture! That looks muy bonita....If we were neighbors you might get tired of seeing me!

    Thanks so much for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  25. I love lentils!!!! This recipe is similar to the Colombian lentejas, but we use Colombian chorizo...Delicious!

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  26. I've made so much lentil soup in my day, but always in the french style. I just love the idea of putting a mexican spin on it. Thanks for sharing your great recipe with the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  27. Mely, this looks great, but I'm going to have make your pumpkin empanadas first as I just baked a winter squash.

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  28. I have never made lentil soup but this recipe looks wonderful. I bought a package of lentils last week to try and this looks like the perfect recipe. Thanks so much for stopping by to see me and for your kind and encouraging words! They meant a lot to me. Have a great weekend, Candace

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  29. I have always used the lentil soup we make in Lebanese cuisine but yours now is tempting me! Richer and more flavorful, with all that chorizo and tomato based flavors!

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  30. Mely- I made this and posted it today. So Delicious, thank you :)

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  31. what a great soup - lentils are one of my favorites...

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  32. Mely, every time I've been to Mexico I marvel at the simple joys and importance of family life. A walk in the town park on Sunday, families picnicking at the beach, a room of laughter bursting onto the street as I pass by an open window. Such love of family and friends is seen in each of your recipes and happy writings. You, Mely have found the recipe for a good life. Thank you, muchisimas gracias for sharing it with all of us and inviting us into your kitchen.

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  33. Looks delicious, I love lentil in anything.

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  34. Doggybloggy: I bet you make a superb good lentil soup

    Tom: You are very kind. And very talented using words. :)

    Swathi:Yeah! Lentils are good with almost anything.

    Grilichef; I love the used of different lentils in your recipe.

    Thanks all for stopping by.

    Mely

    Taste of Beirut: I will have to check how do you make lentil sou in Beirut.

    Erica: I also love Colombian Chorizo in soups.

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  35. Mely,

    Try with fresh sweet mango, little cardamom , sugar( depending upon your wish) and yogurt, store made pulp will contain some preservative, that is the reason the taste is missing.

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  36. Que receta e lentejas tan buena ...la apunto...son diferentes a como las hacemos por aqui..pero me gusta cambiar.Besos MARIMI

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  37. Hola Mely!

    Thank you so much for stopping by to see me! I think the Mango Salsa would be perfect with roasted chicken. It is also wonderful on fish tacos. The pineapple salsa with the fish tacos is even better, I think. You should definitely try to visit New England sometime. It's so beautiful up here! I hope you have great success this week with making good food choices. I know how hard it is for me and if there was mexican food around me constantly then it would be even harder. :)

    Have a great weekend,
    Candace

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  38. It looks delicious and what a great recipe!

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  39. We used to live on the Mexican border and had the most AMAZING food! I've bookmarked ya!

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  40. Congratulations Mely! I am honored to pass along The Stylish Blog Award to you. I love coming to your blog and your food is amazing! You can pick up your award on my blog.
    Best Wishes,
    Miz Helen

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  41. Stopping by from Miz Helen's Country Cottage, congratulations!

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  42. We use lentils a lots in India .. but never really had it as a soup:)

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  43. Mely se me hace curioso que agregues las lentejas crudas. Yo las cuezo primero y luego les añado el recaudo con el chorizo. Tengo que probar tu método!

    Besos

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  44. My husband has been asking for me to make things with chorizo. I am sure he would love this!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

    Have a great rest of your week!
    Jackie

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  45. Qué rico!

    El chorizo le ha de dar un toque especial a la preparación ordinaria de las lentejas.

    Gracias

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  46. Hi! Thnk U for this new way af making Lentegas! I have one I also learned over 20yrs ago. lentegas con garbanzo Soup! boil garbanzos till almist tender add lentil,onion,garlic,tomato,cilantro,chile jalapeno or poblano sliced in stripes and salt and pepper! try it its delicious!

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    1. Hola Silvia,

      Thank for such a great recipe with lentils and chickpeas. It sounds mouth watering.

      Saludos!

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