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Chorizo Corn Soup


  • 1 pound Mexican chorizo sausage, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

  • 1 baking potato, peeled and diced

  • 6 ears of corn, kernels removed, or 3-4 cups frozen corn

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 3 large cloves garlic, chopped

  • 4-5 sprigs thyme, leaves removed and chopped

  • 1 fresh or dry bay leaf

  • 1 can fire-roasted tomatoes (28 ounces)

  • 1 quart chicken stock

  • 1 large bunch kale, thick stems removed, leaves roughly chopped (about 4 cups)

  • 4 Portuguese rolls or English muffins, regular or whole grain

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • Parsley or cilantro, for garnish


Place a large pot over medium-high heat with two turns of the pan of EVOO, about 2 tablespoons. Add the chorizo and cook, stirring every now and then, for 2-3 minutes. Add the potatoes and corn and brown them up a little bit, then add the bell pepper, onion, garlic, thyme, bay leaf, salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Pour in the tomatoes and chicken stock and bring up to a bubble. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add the kale and simmer for 5 more minutes.

Just before serving, split and toast the rolls or muffins. Spread them with butter, then sprinkle them with a little paprika. Garnish the soup with parsley or cilantro and lime juice and serve the toasted rolls or muffins alongside. This is one of many "Yum-o!" recipes – it's good and good for you. To find out more about Yum-o!, Rachael's nonprofit organization, go to