Monday, June 25, 2007

June 20, 2007: Creamy Roasted Chipotle Soup

With winter in full swing, I've become a firm advocate of soup for dinner. Particularly warm, spicy soup like this: creamy roasted chipotle soup, courtesy of Yeah, That "Vegan" Shit. Since first discovering chipotles and adobo sauce some time ago, I've been tempted by its smoky heat, but cautious of its feisty spice power. With a generous slopping of sour cream included to keep things from overheating, I was pretty confident that this recipe was going to be a winner. And so it turned out: thick with beans and corn and rich with the spice that the adobo sauce and chipotle provided, it also doubled as a tasty taco sauce (soon to be featured in one of Cindy's leftover makeovers).

I altered the recipe a little from the Lindyloo's, so I'll reproduce it here.

Creamy Roasted Chipotle Soup

1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion (chopped finely)
4 cloves garlic (minced)
1 large can crushed tomatoes
2 tomatoes (chopped)
2 cobs of corn, stripped from the cob and blackened under the grill
1 can of kidney beans (drained)
750ml of vegie stock
1/2 cup of sour cream
1 chipotle in adobo sauce (chopped finely)
an extra dollop of adobo for good luck

In a big saucepan, fry the onion in oil for about ten minutes until it's nice and soft. Add everything else except the sour cream and bring it all to a boil. Simmer for half an hour or so and then swirl in the sour cream. Simmer for another few minutes and then serve, preferably with some fresh crusty bread.

- Michael, strangely signed in as Cindy.


  1. looks like a desicious warming winter soup - but I would welcome the sour cream addition - I am not a chilli fiend and have never used chipotles

  2. Johanna, the chipotles add an incredible smoky taste and surprisingly the adobo sauce they're packed in is far more potent than the peppers themselves! I really needed the sour cream to cope. :-)

  3. where did you guys get the chipotle peppers? i don't think i've seen them anywhere in the shops around my area. either way the soup and then the leftover makeover tacos sound absolutely delish!

  4. Hi SL! We buy canned chipotles packed in adobo sauce from Casa Iberica, a Latin American deli/grocery in Fitzroy. I have no idea what's available around Canberra though! If you're really keen, you might like to order this.

  5. Thanks Cindy for that! It sucks that canberra doesn't have the likes of casa iberica, a1 bakeries, the mediterranean, etc for non-supermarkety-type foods. But its good to know some things can be found on this site. I would never've thought of searching for food items off the net!

  6. You're welcome, Serenity Later - just want to spread the smoky chipotle love around. :-)