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Ground Beef and Tomato Chipotle Soup

Ground Beef and Tomato Chipotle Soup

I am one of those weird people who eat soup all year round.  The only time I won’t slurp down a bowl is if it’s over 100 degrees outside and my air conditioning can’t cool down my home enough.

Ground Beef and Tomato Chipotle Soup

I am also one of those people who collect cookbooks and recipes.  Pinterest has been both a godsend and a curse, because it just gives me more food for my fodder.  Or however that phrase goes.  I read cookbooks and recipes for fun.

Ground Beef and Tomato Chipotle Soup

My mom got me a subscription to Cuisine at Home magazine, and I love it.  LOVE it.  They have some of the most interesting soup recipes out there.  One of the first ones that I tried is a tomato-chipotle soup.  So smoky, so smooth.  I took some liberties and modified it to my liking.  I also added meat, for Mr. B. I can’t link to the original recipe, but if you really want it – contact me.  🙂

There are a few small modifications that you can do to this recipe to make it paleo or gluten-free.  Switch out the butter for vegan butter, omit the flour and the garnishes.  And the flavors will still be there so don’t be afraid. I know from experience.

Ground Beef and Tomato Chipotle Soup

Ground Beef and Tomato Chipotle Soup

Ground Beef and Tomato Chipotle Soup

This ground beef and tomato chipotle soup is spicy and a little smoky, thanks to the adobo sauce. Adapted from Cuisine at Home Magazine, Issue 101 October 2013.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped shallots
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
  • 3 tablespoons minced chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons adobo sauce (from the canned chipotles)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 28 ounce cans diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • salt and pepper

Garnishes

  • Cilantro
  • Chihuahua cheese
  • Tortilla chips
  • sour cream
  • salsa

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook until the onions are translucent, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, chipotles and adobo sauce. Stir and cook for 2 minutes. Add the flour and cook for an additional minute.
  3. Add the broth and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover partly and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove the pot from the heat. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth.
  5. Brown the ground beef. Drain and add to soup. Put back on medium heat and heat until at serving temperature.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.


Ground Beef and Tomato Chipotle Soup

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