Spicy Chorizo and Bean Fiesta Soup


Dive into the robust and hearty world of Spicy Chorizo and Bean Fiesta Soup! This soup combines the bold flavors of spicy chorizo with the comforting richness of beans, creating a perfect blend for those chilly evenings or when you crave a flavorful and filling meal.

Spicy Chorizo and Bean Fiesta Soup

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves: 6
  • Serving Size: 1 bowl (approximately 250 ml)

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 280 kcal
  • Protein: 18g
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sodium: 450mg


Chorizo Sausage, casing removed and crumbled: 250g (8.8 oz / 0.55 lb)

  • Canned Beans (kidney or black), drained and rinsed: 400g (14 oz / 0.88 lb)
  • Onion, diced: 100g (3.5 oz / 0.22 lb)
  • Garlic, minced: 5g (0.18 oz / 0.01 lb)
  • Carrots, diced: 100g (3.5 oz / 0.22 lb)
  • Celery, diced: 50g (1.8 oz / 0.11 lb)
  • Crushed Tomatoes: 400g (14 oz / 0.88 lb)
  • Chicken or Vegetable Broth: 1.5 liters (50 oz / 3.3 lb)
  • Paprika: 5g (0.18 oz / 0.01 lb)
  • Ground Cumin: 2g (0.07 oz / 0.004 lb)
  • Chili Powder: 5g (0.18 oz / 0.01 lb)
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste
  • Fresh Cilantro, chopped: For garnish

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Cook the chorizo: In a large pot, cook the chorizo over medium heat until browned. Remove from the pot and set aside.
  2. Sauté vegetables: In the same pot, add a little oil if needed, and sauté onions, garlic, carrots, and celery until softened.
  3. Combine ingredients: Add the cooked chorizo back to the pot along with the beans, crushed tomatoes, broth, paprika, cumin, and chili powder. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Simmer: Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  5. Serve: Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with chopped cilantro.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Adjust the amount of chili powder to control the spiciness.
  • The soup can be made ahead and tastes even better the next day as the flavors meld.
  • Serve with crusty bread or a dollop of sour cream for added richness.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use other types of beans in this soup?

Absolutely, feel free to use your favorite beans like pinto or navy beans.

How can I make this soup vegetarian?

Omit the chorizo and use more beans or add lentils for protein.

Can this soup be frozen?

Yes, it freezes well. Just thaw and reheat before serving.