Smoked Chorizo and White Bean Soup

Spring is here! Let’s celebrate by eating . . . soup.


Oh I ain’t dissin’ the soup. I’m dissin’ March for being such a stupid tease jerk face. Last Friday our high was 78. SEVENTY EIGHT. It was bliss. I was outdoors, pulling leaves and dead stuff out of the garden beds, installing a brand new patio umbrella, tra la la la-ing, sportin’ one of my 56 trillion black tank tops, future lookin’ so bright, so tight.

And now we’re left staring the next few days in the face with nothing but snow and rain and slush and WHAT DID I EVER DO TO DESERVE THIS, MUTHUH NAY NAY?

That’s code for Mother Nature. Muthuh Nay Nay. That’s what I call her.

You want to punch me, don’t you?

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In difficult times like these, I find it’s most comforting to turn to chorizo. Specifically, chorizo in soup. Smoked paprika on the chorizo in the soup. With creamy cannellini beans, mountains of spinach and kale, oceans of fire-roasted tomatoes, and a trough of smoked paprika.

Oh wait I already said that.

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I know many of you ACROSS THE REGION (that’s what they say on the TV), are also experiencing this wonk-a-lonk piece of *@&$^ weather entering #%$& spring for *#$%^ sake, and I want you to know that I care. I’m here. With soup.

And words like Muthuh Nay Nay.


The chorizo in this? It’s the Mexican kind. The kind that squeezes out of the tube and cooks down like hard-core seasoned ground beef. It’s obscene. Just incredible.

And also, there’s smoked paprika in the soup. Why yes this is the third time I’m saying this.

So it’s like, seasoned chorizo, smoked dang paprika, and THEN the fire-roasted tomatoes? Triple trifecta threat trio triumvirate trilogy triplex. Times three.


Yeah I can handle this.

Smoked Chorizo and White Bean Soup:

What it took for 4:

* 1 (10 oz) tube Mexican chorizo
* 1/2 medium yellow onion, finely diced
* 3 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 Tbs. smoked paprika
* 1 (28 oz) can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
* 1 (14.5 oz) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
* 2 cups chicken broth
* 2-3 cups baby spinach and kale (or whatever dark greens you have on hand)
* 1 pinch coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
* cilantro or parsley to garnish, which I obviously spaced on

Bring a large pot to a medium heat. Add the chorizo and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until soft and cooked through, about 5 minutes.

Add the onions and sauté 4 minutes, or until they start to soften. Add the garlic and bloom for 30 seconds. Add the smoked paprika and stir around to combine. Smell that. Stupid good, huh?

Then add the tomatoes, beans and broth to the pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Taste it. Go ahead and season it now with some salt and pepper. However much it needs. That chorizo has so much flavor already, you’ll probably only need a leetie beetie.

Now add the greens and simmer another 10. One more taste? Gosh darn that’s tight.

Ladle and serve with some crusty bread and a nice little green salad! Garnish with basil, cilantro, parsley, anything goes. I just forgot because my hair was on fire.



So you don’t like Muthuh Nay Nay, huh?

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34 Responses to Smoked Chorizo and White Bean Soup

  1. DessertForTwo March 20, 2013 at 7:41 am #
    I had to go to the Kansas DMV yesterday to finally get rid of my California license. After that weather, I was like "wait, Kansas. Do I really want to own that I live here? You stop that snowing or I'll move back! I won't claim you as my state!" It worked! The snow melted. You're welcome. I have power over Mother NayNay. You just let me know what you need.
  2. Jen @ Savory Simple March 20, 2013 at 7:42 am #
    How did you know to put 2 of my favorite ingredients in one soup??
  3. Tieghan March 20, 2013 at 8:10 am #
    I feel ya! But hey at least you guet a tease. Where I live it STAYs cold til june and even then or highs are mid 60's. Yeah 60's. It is not fun! This soup looks great and those bowl are so cool! I love them!
  4. Karen March 20, 2013 at 8:17 am #
    Ah-mazing! It is so cold in Indy right now...25 degrees...that I'm actually sending Muthuh Nay Nay hate mail. More soup!
  5. Mountaincat March 20, 2013 at 8:28 am #
    "In difficult times like these, I turn to chorizo".. Hahaa. I love that. (and vodka too)
  6. Ali | Gimme Some Oven March 20, 2013 at 8:32 am #
    In these difficult times, I would HAPPILY turn to this chorizo. YUM!
  7. Marie @ Little Kitchie March 20, 2013 at 8:37 am #
    You had me at chorizo! Delish!
  8. Sues March 20, 2013 at 8:43 am #
    Boo to this freezing cold Boston SPRING weather!! But chorizo heals all :)
  9. Brian @ A Thought For Food March 20, 2013 at 8:47 am #
    It's what they say on the TV and the Internets. And it sure is true. It's brutal out there! Wish I could chow down on your meat right now. You always tempt me with these delicious dishes.
  10. Katie March 20, 2013 at 8:47 am #
    I am soooo with you on the spring-hating train. (except, I'll take the nice days, and hate all the ick days). I'm also with you on the squishy-tube-chorizo-soup-loving train. Trains for life.
  11. Christine (Cook the Story) March 20, 2013 at 8:54 am #
    You make me laugh! I hear you about the weather. I'm in Florida so generally pretty spoiled but lately I have no idea what season it is and i never know what to throw on in the morning. Soup is definitely on the menu for the ridiculous all day thunderstorm we've got going on here. Great idea!
  12. Kelly March 20, 2013 at 9:17 am #
    I am definitely all about this, what a great recipe and gorgeous photos! :)
  13. a farmer in the dell March 20, 2013 at 10:07 am #
    Screw March! hot, cold, sunshine, rain. I need some consistency here! love this soup recipe. yum
  14. Katie March 20, 2013 at 10:10 am #
    The weather has been so wacky... but I think this soup makes it better!
  15. Nutmeg Nanny March 20, 2013 at 10:17 am #
    I love chorizo! These photos are fabulous, I can feel the warmth!
  16. Heather @ Heather's Dish March 20, 2013 at 10:34 am #
    I have a soup that I put chorizo in and it's HEAVEN - I love the color!!!
  17. dixya@food, pleasure, and health March 20, 2013 at 11:37 am #
    sending you lots of sunshine from Dallas. The soup looks so delicious and flavorful.
  18. Nancy @ CouponClippingCook March 20, 2013 at 11:40 am #
    Love the name Muthuh Nay Nay! I know what you mean about the weather. You just cant trust that it's going to stay nice and warm. Love this recipe. Looks so delicious and so pretty too.
  19. Jackie @ The Beeroness March 20, 2013 at 11:47 am #
    Even though it's like 75 here, I see want to eat the crap out of this soup.
  20. Cookin' Canuck March 20, 2013 at 12:07 pm #
    We were teased by warm weather last weekend and now staring into the face of two days of snow. Ugh. This soup looks like a fantastic way to drown my sorrows.
  21. Katie @ Blonde Ambition March 20, 2013 at 12:21 pm #
    Yup. This. All of this. Chorizo, smoked paprika, the weather going from warm to wet, mutha nay nay.... all of it!! I feel you.
  22. Aimee @ Simple Bites March 20, 2013 at 4:08 pm #
    My back is KILLING me from shoveling snow. What did we do to deserve this? I'll take a bowl of soup please. It might help ease the pain.
  23. Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence March 20, 2013 at 5:57 pm #
    I can almost taste the smoky savoriness. It's making my mouth water!
  24. Jenny March 20, 2013 at 6:27 pm #
    I bought all of the ingredients to make this. Yum..close to one of my favorite stews that just has tomatoes, swiss chard, garlic and cannellini beans.
  25. marla March 21, 2013 at 5:46 pm #
    Love this chorizo soup girl!
  26. Kevin (Closet Cooking) March 21, 2013 at 6:39 pm #
    What a tasty looking soup!
  27. Rachel March 27, 2013 at 10:14 pm #
    Made this soup tonight -- I tossed in some lentils -- and it was awesome. Smoked paprika and chorizo for the win. Thanks!
  28. Jodi @garlicgirl April 3, 2013 at 12:58 am #
    Just stopping by to let you know how yummy I think this looks!
  29. Iris November 16, 2013 at 12:20 pm #
    There's little than a handful of chorizo cannot enhance, and after making your soup at home, I can safely say it has become a household favourite. Thank you very much for sharing, you've most certainly widened my horizons as far as comfort food is concerned :)
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    Che ci vuoi fare?Per lo meno, le voci che Apple stia pensando di tornare a processori RISC potrebbe farti piacere... chissà che ci sia un ritorno al passato anche su altri canoni.


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