- 2 quarts chicken or beef stock or combination of water and stock
- 1 cup tomato paste or 3 cups tomato sauce
- 6 garlic cloves, mashed
- 1/2 – 3/4 tsp red chili flakes
- 1 zucchini, chopped
- 3 large carrots, chopped
- 1 large red onion, chopped
- 1 large yellow onion, chopped
- 2 red or green sweet bell peppers
- 1 – 2 lbs ground beef or chicken
- 1/2 – 1 cup lime juice (depends on how much tang you want)
- Fresh or dried oregano, rosemary & thyme
- Sea salt & pepper
- Sliced avocado
- Chopped cilantro
- Sour cream
- Tortilla chips
Lightly brown beef or chicken, make sure there is still some pink. If you brown it too much it will taste “dry” in the soup.
Bring stock to a boil with tomato paste/sauce. Stir in meat, garlic, chili flakes, zucchini, carrots, onions & bell peppers. Simmer for about 15-30 minutes or till veggies are tender, but still slightly crunchy.
Add in lime juice and season to taste with oregano, rosemary, thyme, sea salt & pepper. Serve with garnishes.
My Little Space says
Yes, I did notice the little flower at the corner there to. You must be very happy about it! Btw, the soup looks gorgeous not just in colour but also flavour. Cheers.
Alisa - frugal foodie says
That looks marvelous! I love the avocado topper, we have a whole bin full of avocados right now!
Miss Rachel says
This looks delicious! yummy… 🙂
Paula - bell'alimento says
That soup looks incredible! & the photography is stunning! The colors just pop off the screen! Def making this one ; )
I love this soup! And I would definitely use a full cup of lime juice! Yummy.
Marillyn Beard says
Alisa – Thank you! We HEART avocados and eat them every week.
Miss Rachel – Thank you!
My Little Space – Thank you! Glad you noticed :o)
Stacy – Yes, the lime is delicious in this! Thank you!
Paula – Thank you so much! Let me know when you do make this soup.
Pamela @ Seeds of Nutrition says
This one sounds so delicious. Marillyn you do such a terrific presentation with all your postings.
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Keep up the lovely blogging.
Marillyn Beard says
Pamela – Thank you so much!!! Will hop over to your blog right now :o)
Divina Pe says
I would like to have a bowl of these. I never really had a Mexican soup. I can’t remember when. I should try this when avocados are in season. I think it’s not the same without avocados. I” continue praying for the family.
I cooked mexican soup but never for myself :o) Yours looks beautifully delicious with all those vibrant colors and ingredients. J’ai faim!
penny aka jeroxie says
I have never really been too keen on Mexican food but this soup looks very appealing to me. And to add avocado? Im curious.
Tasty Eats At Home says
This sounds wonderful. I love playing around with Mexican-inspired flavors. One of my most recent creations was a tomatillo turkey chili – similar flavor profile to what you have here. Yum!
Marillyn Beard says
Divina – Thank you so much for your prayers. They contacted us and are doing better. Will be heading home on Dec. 4th… they have a long trip home.
You must try the Mexican soup! I think you’ll like it :o)
citronetvanille – Thank you!!
Tasty – I did see your tomatillo turkey chili and it looks delicious! Thank you!
penny – oooh, you must give this a try. Add in avocados gives the soup a sweet creamy touch. LOVE it!
I have to try this delicious soup as well! sadly I cannot eat avocados due to a food allergy 🙁
Mmm…I love mexican soups like this and whole-heartedly agree that lime juice is always the best addition to brighten the flavors. Great recipe!
All I can say is…YUM! Once upon a time I had recipe for what I thought was the best Mexican Chicken Soup in the world. It got lost during a move. Now this is EVEN better and a lot easier!!!
All I can say is Thanks & YUM!!! My husband and I love this!!!