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tomshoots
12-02-2009, 11:05 PM
It's supposed to get down into the 30's tonight. Good time to make a fave of mine and always a hit with Mrs. Shoots. Tortilla soup, a spicy concoction of chicken and broth, chorizo, jalapeños, black beans, hominy and cilantro.

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the main ingreds.

I cook a package of chicken thighs in a pressure cooker and reserve the broth. Meanwhile, I brown a pkg. of chorizo in a skillet and drain the grease. Don't lose the brown goody stuck to the bottom of the pan; deglaze with water or broth and add it to the pot.

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Bone out and chop the cooked chicken. Put it in the pot.

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Chop the jalapenos and whatever else you find in the can and add it to the pot.

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Add a large can of hominy, two cans black or pinto beans, fresh cilantro and ground cumin to taste. Simmer an hour or two.

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We like to serve it this way:

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crumbled tortilla chips...

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...topped with Mexican cheeses...

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...then the soup...

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...topped with a dollop of sour cream!

Muy Delicioso!!

Vermin99
12-02-2009, 11:10 PM
Great looking soup. Your tortilla soup looks a lot more flavorful than my version.

chef schwantz
12-03-2009, 12:57 AM
Make it myself, but never thought about adding hominy. Nice touch.:thumbs up:

smokinok
12-03-2009, 07:58 AM
I sure like the looks of that soup. :wow: I will print out your recipe and give it a try as it too is getting cold in Oklahoma. :sign0092: for posting.

Joneser
12-03-2009, 08:05 AM
Mouthwatering!
I have that cutting board too! :D

peculiarmike
12-03-2009, 10:17 AM
Now that's some good stuff right there! Love tortilla soup. :drooling::drooling::drooling: :thumbs up:

nascarchuck
12-03-2009, 10:47 AM
Now were talkin! I love tortilla soup! I need to make a batch as it's been awhile... Looks good Tom!!!

crewdawg52
12-03-2009, 03:35 PM
All I can say is :1987_food:

Zeeker
12-03-2009, 04:05 PM
:wow: Tom. You rocked that one. :kewlpics: and :thumbs up: on that one. Kudos...

SmokyOkie
12-03-2009, 04:43 PM
Why don't you bring a batch over and we can share it.

You can have the hominy and I'll take care of the rest.:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0:

The soup looks great and sounds even better, but I just can't get a handle on hominy.

When I eat hominy, all I taste is the lye that it has been soaked in.:shrug:

My loss I'm sure.

californiasmokin
12-03-2009, 04:47 PM
Looks great!I like spicy food!:thumbs up:

tomshoots
12-03-2009, 05:36 PM
Why don't you bring a batch over and we can share it.

You can have the hominy and I'll take care of the rest.:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0:

The soup looks great and sounds even better, but I just can't get a handle on hominy.

When I eat hominy, all I taste is the lye that it has been soaked in.:shrug:

My loss I'm sure.

I love hominy but I know not everyone does. You can leave it out or substitute fresh or frozen corn. That's the way I made it in the beginning before I thought of using hominy.


Man there is nothing I'd like better than to bring this stuff over and share it with ya Tim, but what can I say? It has hominy in it! Guess I'll have to eat your share.:eating::eating::eating::roflmaoha0::roflmao ha0:

the_selling_blues_man
12-03-2009, 09:19 PM
Killer soup! :thumbs up: Tortilla is one of my favorites.

BA_LoKo
12-03-2009, 09:31 PM
Tom, I've got to try this one. It's certainly a variation from the one I make. It sounds very nice.

SmokyOkie
12-03-2009, 10:02 PM
I love hominy but I know not everyone does. You can leave it out or substitute fresh or frozen corn. That's the way I made it in the beginning before I thought of using hominy.


Man there is nothing I'd like better than to bring this stuff over and share it with ya Tim, but what can I say? It has hominy in it! Guess I'll have to eat your share.:eating::eating::eating::roflmaoha0::roflmao ha0:


:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0:

TX Sandman
12-03-2009, 10:48 PM
:thumbs up: Tom, that looks great, especially with the freeze coming tonight for us!

How much broth do you put in the pot for the soup?

Siesta Man
12-04-2009, 01:46 PM
Fantastic bowl of soup Tom:wow: That will take the chill out of your bones:eating:. E. T.

tomshoots
12-04-2009, 08:02 PM
:thumbs up: Tom, that looks great, especially with the freeze coming tonight for us!

How much broth do you put in the pot for the soup?

I dunno...I never measure anything. I just add water to maybe half fill my pot and use a few generous spoonfuls of Better Than Bouillon chicken base to taste. If it has the right chicken/salt flavor level you're in. Or you can use canned broth or the stuff that comes in a carton. Add more as needed if you don't have enough liquid.

It's kinda hard for me to tell exactly how I do things, especially with my own concoctions, cause I do everything "to taste". If someone gives me a recipe, I follow it and adjust to my liking. This one is something I made up. I know it's right when I taste it.

Hope this helps.

SmokyOkie
12-04-2009, 11:36 PM
Tom, I know that you are a true "Artiste" because you use Superior touch Better Than Bouillon.

TX Sandman
12-05-2009, 01:56 AM
Hope this helps.

Works for me. Thanks.

tomshoots
12-05-2009, 09:20 AM
Tom, I know that you are a true "Artiste" because you use Superior touch Better Than Bouillon.

Why thank you Tim. I'm sure the same applies to you.

Siesta Man
12-05-2009, 11:26 AM
Why don't you bring a batch over and we can share it.

You can have the hominy and I'll take care of the rest.:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0:

The soup looks great and sounds even better, but I just can't get a handle on hominy.

When I eat hominy, all I taste is the lye that it has been soaked in.:shrug:

My loss I'm sure.

Hi Tim, It would be a shame to pass up on that soup. I'm the only one in this house that likes hominy so when I cook up a recipe that calls for it I substitute Garbanzos, (Chick Peas ) from the can or cook up a batch of dried. They have great flavor and I can live with the change. :eating:
I have a great Mexican chicken soup recipe called Tlapena if anyone is interested I will be making some soon and will post pics and recipe. E.T.:thumbs up:

tomshoots
12-05-2009, 05:54 PM
Hi Tim, It would be a shame to pass up on that soup. I'm the only one in this house that likes hominy so when I cook up a recipe that calls for it I substitute Garbanzos, (Chick Peas ) from the can or cook up a batch of dried. They have great flavor and I can live with the change. :eating:
I have a great Mexican chicken soup recipe called Tlapena if anyone is interested I will be making some soon and will post pics and recipe. E.T.:thumbs up:

Bring it on!

PigCicles
12-05-2009, 10:28 PM
We'd be disappointed if you didn't post it. Can't wait to see it.

SmokyOkie
12-05-2009, 10:28 PM
Bring it on!

:whathesaid::thumbs up:

Vermin99
12-05-2009, 10:33 PM
+2! Can't have enough soup recipes.

Uncanney
12-05-2013, 05:01 PM
Its going to get cold tonight. I could sure go for a bowl of this right now.

tomshoots
12-05-2013, 09:00 PM
I've got a turkey carcass beggin' to be added to a soup this weekend!:thumbs up::thumbs up:

kingkoch42
12-06-2013, 06:17 AM
Fantastic !
:thumbs up::thumbs up:
I am glad that this came back to the surface - but it just shot my to-do list all to h€ll !

tomshoots
12-06-2013, 07:00 PM
Why don't you bring a batch over and we can share it.

You can have the hominy and I'll take care of the rest.:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0:

The soup looks great and sounds even better, but I just can't get a handle on hominy.

When I eat hominy, all I taste is the lye that it has been soaked in.:shrug:

My loss I'm sure.

When you first made this comment, I was like WTF? :shrug: Then one day I made another batch of this stuff. I added some cheap a$$ Mexican brand of hominy called Juanitas. Soup smelled great as usual and my mouth was watering as I prepared to dive into my first bowl. D@ WTF? What is this nasty chemical taste? Ick!! :puke:puke The whole batch was ruined. Had to dump it! :exasper:

Needless to say, no more Juanitas for me. I haven't had that experience with any other brand.

Well it's 37 deg. drizzly and windy. Gonna start another batch now with leftover turkey. Stay tuned!:msn-wink:

kingkoch42
12-07-2013, 06:16 AM
All of you probably know but I do not - what is "hominy" ?

tomshoots
12-07-2013, 10:30 AM
Hominy is made from corn. Specifically, maize rather than sweet corn. The white or yellow kernels are soaked in lime or lye to soften and remove the outer husk. The result is a puffy, slightly chewy kernel about twice its original size. It can then be canned (that's what I use) or dried which can be prepared like dried beans. It is used in soups and stews. I even like it simply heated and served with butter.

The dried kernels are also ground to make grits, a popular southern breakfast food.

tomshoots
12-08-2013, 09:49 PM
OK folks, this thread seems to have grown legs, so I thouhgt I would show my latest batch. Made from Thanksgiving turkey leftovers.

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And Cal, this is hominy:

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Thanks for lookin'!

californiasmokin
12-09-2013, 01:49 AM
Looks great Tom!:Drool2:

kingkoch42
12-10-2013, 12:00 PM
I am definitely going to have to try this.
I found an English web store that sells hominy (and lots of other Mexican foodstuffs !):1959_dancing_bannan

The only problem my be the shipping - English postal rates are almost as high as U.S. rates !

tomshoots
12-10-2013, 08:03 PM
I am definitely going to have to try this.
I found an English web store that sells hominy (and lots of other Mexican foodstuffs !):1959_dancing_bannan

The only problem my be the shipping - English postal rates are almost as high as U.S. rates !

You can substitute fresh or frozen whole kernel corn if hominy is too expensive or unavailable. Definitely better with hominy though. I don't know if you are familiar with Mexican or Tex-Mex flavors, but cumin is a major player in the flavoring. It should taste similar to beef tacos or chili. You could even use taco seasoning mix if you can find it over there.

As for the meat, I usually use chicken, but leftover pork works well too. Let us know how it turns out!

kingkoch42
12-11-2013, 12:09 PM
Will do.

PigCicles
12-14-2013, 10:35 AM
Bring on the soup!

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