Chipotle Lentil Soup with Chorizo


I had long craved this chipotle lentil soup with chorizo. But must I confess that with the Miami heat, the last thing one wants to do is cook and have soup. Period.
sopa de lentejas con chipotle y chorizo

Luckily for us, we are enjoying a nice “cold” weather during these mild  South Florida winter days… with temperatures fluctuating between 60˚ and 80˚F…ingredientes para Sopa de lentejas con chipotle y chorizoSo, here I go, dicing onions, celery and carrots to sauté the flavorful base of my delicious chipotle lentil soup with chorizo.

ingredientes para sopa de lentejas con chipotle y chorizo You can make it in just 45 minutes and I guarantee you this soups will as flavorful as comforting.ingredientes para hacer Sopa de lentejas con chipotle y chorizoI would say this soup is a hearty meal, it’s perfect for a cold, rainy day… ven better, this soup is a meal by itself… 
Sopa de lentejas con chipotle y chorizoIt’s a hybrid between my Spanish lentil soup with chorizo and my delicious French lentil soup, and it’s made with love and my pickled chipotles (I know I owe you the recipe, so bear with me, please.) Sopa de lentejas con chipotle y chorizo

Without further ado, here is my chipotle lentil soup with chorizo recipe.

chipotle lentil soup
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Chipotle Lentil Soup with Chorizo

A hearty, comforting lentil soup with the well defined flavors of pickled chipotle and chorizo. Perfect for a cold, rainy day.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Servings: 8


  • 1 pound of lentils picked and rinsed
  • 8 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • ¾ cup of onion finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • ¾ cup of celery finely diced
  • ¾ cup of carrot finely diced
  • 1 cup of Spanish chorizo ​​finely sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of pickled chipotles minced
  • 1 ½ cup potatoes peeled and diced into 1/3 inch cubes
  • Coarse sea salt


  • In a stock pot over medium-high heat put the lentils with the water to boil. Once it breaks the boil, cook for 10 minutes.
  • In a deep frying pan at medium heat, add the olive oil and onion, garlic, celery and carrots, and sauté for about 5-6 minutes until the onion begins to wilt.
  • Add the sofrito and chipotle to the pot with the lentils, and bring to a boil.
  • Once it boils, lower the heat to medium and add the chorizo and cook uncovered for 10 minutes.
  • Add the potatoes, season with salt and cook uncovered until it boils.
  • Once it boils, cook for 12-15 minutes, until the potatoes are soft but firm.
  • Correct the salt and let it rest for at least half an hour before serving.
Course: Soups
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chipotle and chorizo lentil soup, Chipotle Lentil Soup, Lentil Soup with Chipotle and Chorizo

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