I am thankful for soup.
soup, soup, and more soup.
It's just about all we eat on these chilly nights, and I love it!
This is one of our favorites.
Spicy Chicken and Black Bean Posole
1 small onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp of ground chipotle flakes (a little more or a little less depending on how spicy you like it)
8 cups chicken stock*
2 cups of cooked chicken breast or whole chicken, shredded
1(15oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15oz)can hominy, drained and rinsed
2 (15oz)cans petite diced tomatoes (or if you still have tomatoes lying around ripening in your basement like someone I know, throw in a couple cups of those instead)
lime, avocado, cilantro, and tortilla chips
Saute onion and garlic in a bit of olive oil until tender.
Add a little S&P
Add chipotle flakes and saute for another minute.
Add stock, chicken, beans, hominy, and tomatoes.
Bring soup to a low boil and then reduce heat to low and let simmer for a few hours so the flavors really have time to come out.
Top with a squeeze of lime, avocado, cilantro, and your favorite tortilla chips.
What are you thankful for today?
and/or care to share your favorite soup recipe?
*remember you get bonus points for using your own homemade stock, because it's super easy, and makes your soups 1000x more delicious. Yes, 1000x.
after you take the meat off your cooked whole chicken, put all the leftover "parts" into a big pot, cover it with water, and let it simmer overnight. Strain it (really well....I won't lie, those "parts" are nasty) and you have home made chicken broth. After it cools, skim the fat off the top and you are good to go!