Sunday, October 04, 2009

Cream of Taco Soup

I suppose "Cream of Taco" is a bit of a misnomer but it did get your attention didn't it?

Because who doesn't like tacos I ask?

This is really Cream of Potato Soup but with a Tex-Mex flair so it's not quite a cream of taco but it's pretty close.

You could add a bit of chorizo or kale for color, sometimes I'll include kidney beans or top it with taco chips if I happen to have them on hand. Soup is nice that way.

6 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup flour
8 cup milk
4 large potatoes
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 4-ounce can of diced chilies
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder (optional, I just happen to have some)
1 bag frozen corn kernels
1 teaspoons salt

Melt butter in a large stockpot, stir in flour then whisk in milk slowly until incorporated. Slowly bring to boil over a medium heat, constantly stirring to prevent scorching.

Dice the potatoes into small cubes and add to soup. Add pepper, chilies, chili powder, paprika, cumin, chipotle (if you have it) and cook for 15-20 minutes. Add corn and salt and remove from heat.

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Beverlydru said...

This soup looks good! We're heading into the season of soup. I'll ponder jumping into the Oct Writers challenge. I've enjoyed a good catch-up of posts I'd missed reading, including the bear tales. Bears or alligators? I think bears sound scarier.

cndymkr / jean said...

You were right, the title got my attention. I may have made a little face at the thought of it. But it looks really good.

Jolanthe said...

You did have my attention. :) Yum!!

Anji Gallanos said...

I have been on a soup track for the last week..welcome fall. The title "Cream of Taco...made me do a double take. It looks really good. Will have to try. It will take me off my pumpkin binge.

jacjewelry said...

Mmm looks and sounds good!

Carolyn V. said...

I love the recipes! Thanks =)

Anonymous said...

Just got some kale from my In-Laws! Sounds like a great recipe! Thanks!


Chrissy Johnson said...

I'm making a variation of this right now!

Flea said...

Looks more like a chowder, but it sounds yummy. :)


It does look kind of like a chowder. Is it about the same consistency as chowder?