Mexican Soup

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This Mexican soup is an easy, tasty and nutritious slow cooker soup inspired by the country’s Indigenous-Spanish flavors and ingredients. This delicious soup can appeal to meat eaters or vegetarians. Simply add some protein along with the other ingredients if you’re craving meat or make it vegetarian as is.

Mexican soup in black bowls with tortilla strips.

Various vegetables like bell peppers, onions, garlic and corn give different textures and complex spicy and sweet flavors. The best part is that you can add any toppings you want to it: sour cream, shredded cheese, corn chips, or cilantro for a fresh component. Here are some tips and information on how to enjoy this Mexican soup.

Mexican Soup Ingredients

Mexican soup ingredients prepped on wooden background.
Veggies and soup broth in a slow cooker with beans in a small bowl.

For the Slow Cooker:

  • red onion
  • green bell peppers
  • garlic
  • tomatoes
  • tomato passata (or tomato sauce)
  • chicken broth
  • black beans
  • corn
  • Mexican seasoning

Optional Toppings:

  • Sour cream
  • Mexican cheese blend
  • Cilantro
  • Avocado
  • Jalapeños
  • Corn chips or tortilla chips

What is Tomato Passata?

Homemade tomato passata in a white bowl, cherry tomatoes on the side.

Passata is an uncooked tomato purée without seeds or skin because it has been strained. What makes it different from tomato sauce is that tomato sauce is cooked and sometimes other ingredients added: like carrots, onions, herbs and garlic.

If you can’t find tomato passata, it is recommended to use tomato sauce for this recipe, as it will be the closest substitute in this case.

Mexican soup in black bowls, cilantro and a tomato on the side.

Tips & Tweaks

One of the options for toppings is tortilla chips. You can have them in the soup or enjoy them on the side. They can soak up the broth while you dip them and will hold their shape better than regular bread slices. Similar to crackers, they have an unbeatable crunchy texture.

Did you know that you can make your own with leftover corn tortillas? Just cut them into small triangles, brush them with olive oil, season them and bake them in a 375°F oven until they are crispy. You can have your own homemade, salty chips to dip into the soup!

Mexican soup in black bowls with tortilla strips.

If you want a more filling Mexican vegetable soup, I recommend adding cooked rice to the bowl. It is a vegetarian option that will help satisfy your hunger and it pairs well with the other ingredients.

Mexican soup in a black bowl with tortilla strips.

If you want to be able to satisfy everyone, you can cook the chicken separately, shred it, and leave it on the side for family or guests to add into their bowls if they wish, along with the other toppings.

What toppings do you love to add to your Mexican soup? Let us know in the comments!

Mexican soup in slow cooker on wooden background.
Mexican soup in black bowls with tortilla strips.
Mexican soup in black bowls with tortilla strips.

Mexican Soup

Joss D
This Mexican soup is an easy, tasty and nutritious slow cooker soup inspired by the country’s Indigenous-Spanish flavors and ingredients.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 190 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

For the Slow Cooker:

  • 1 cup red onion - diced
  • 2 green bell peppers - diced
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1 cup tomatoes - diced
  • 2 cups tomato passata - (or tomato sauce)
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup black beans - drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup canned corn kernels - drained (you can substitute frozen corn kernels)
  • 1 tbsp. Mexican seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. sugar or agave nectar - optional
  • Salt and pepper - to taste

Optional Toppings:

  • Sour cream
  • Mexican cheese blend - shredded
  • Cilantro - chopped
  • 1 avocado - diced
  • 1 jalapeno - sliced
  • Corn chips or tortilla chips

Instructions
 

  • Add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker.
    Diced vegetables and tomato passata in slow cooker with wooden spoon.
  • Cover and cook for 4 hours on low. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
    Mexican soup in a slow cooker with a lid.
  • Serve in individual bowls with the toppings.
    Mexican soup in black bowls, cilantro and a tomato on the side.

Equipment

Slow cooker

Notes

  • Nutrition information does not include the toppings.
  • If you would like to add some protein, add 2 to 3 raw chicken breasts to the slow cooker along with the other ingredients. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours, until the chicken is fully cooked. Remove the chicken to shred it with two forks and return it to the slow cooker.

Nutrition

Calories: 190kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 9gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1591mgPotassium: 1040mgFiber: 9gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 1516IUVitamin C: 81mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 3mg

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.

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