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Southwestern Soup

Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
edited May 2012 in EggHead Forum
Every other week or so, my wife will not know her schedule for coming home.  So, I make that night, "Soup Night".  It will be ready whenever.

Tonight, I made Southwestern Soup.  It's very good.

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Simmered with mesquite wood chunks.

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Dripping Springs, Texas.
Just west of Austintatious


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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    • 1 lb. Beef, ground

    • 1 cup Onion , coarsley chopped

    • 2 cloves Garlic, minced

    • 1 15 oz. can Pinto beans, rinsed

    • 1 15 oz. can Kidney beans, rinsed

    • 1 15 oz. can Black beans, rinsed

    • 2 15 oz. can Rotel diced tomatoes, undrained

    • 15 oz. Beef broth

    • 2 cups Corn, frozen

    • 1 envelope Taco mix

    • ¼ teaspoon Salt

    • ¼ teaspoon Pepper

    • 2 tablespoons Coriander powder

    • 2 tablespoons Cilantro, fresh chopped

    • 1 12 oz. bottle Shiner Bock Beer

    • 2 tablespoons Texas BBQ Rub

    • 2 teaspoons Penzey's Southwest Seasoning

    • 1 cup Water

    Brown the beef, garlic and onion in large pan or Dutch oven, stir in above ingredients, bring to boil, then simmer.
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,060
    Looks delicious.  Where are the tortilla chips?

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,056
    That looks great. I've been hinting about a dutch oven for dad's day. It's never too late to plant the seed for the next eggcessory.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    Tortilla chips and cilantro are crumbled in the middle of the soup.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,060
    I love corn in my bean soups, but it is not a universally held view here.  I am not familiar with the rub and seasoning.  Was this on the spicy side?

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    Yep.  Pretty spicy.  "Southwestern" should have given you a clue.   :)
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,991
    Gary, if I liked "southwestern" anything, I would love yours. That looks almost good enough to eat.  :ar!
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • Nice VI. Thanks for the recipe


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  • BotchBotch Posts: 5,056
    I lived in Albuquerque for five years and really got into those flavors, yum!  
     
    Love your Hopi living room, too!  
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  • Egg JujuEgg Juju Posts: 658
    Yeah... I'm not sure which was nicer the soup or the room... but one could not eat the room I suppose.  :)  Sounds tasty too!
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,567

    Great looking soup. Reminds me of Taco Soup, real similar, if I 'member correctly.

    My Father-In-Law has that same picture hanging up at the ranch. Love that second room shot, how you changed the colors, but still kept them in soup. how did you do that?

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    Thanks, folks.

    @Botch.  Not Hopi.  Headdress is Northern Cheyenne.  Mask is Osage.  Rug is Navajo. Shaman is Texan (Bill Worrell).  Shiner Boch is Texan. Bronze wolf, unknown (bought in Albuquerque)

    @Griffin.  The picture is of Emiliano Zapata, the leader of the Army of the South in the Mexican Revolution of 1910.
    The picture is done in Photoshop.  If you know Photoshop:
    1)Make duplicate layer
    2)Decolorize new layer
    3)Apply sepia tone.
    4)Add layer mask and mask out bowl of soup (bringing back the original layer color).
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,567

    Yep, that's the guy.

    Nope, don't have photoshop. Probably need to get it. Very cool looking picture.

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953

    Yep, that's the guy.

    Nope, don't have photoshop. Probably need to get it. Very cool looking picture.
    Thanks Grif.  That technique is used when you want to draw attention to a certain portion of the picture and yet keep the detail of the rest.  With Zapata's picture, I thought sepia would be appropriate, giving it an aged look.  
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • alyndalynd Posts: 121
    How long do you let it simmer?
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    I let it simmer with the top off for about an hour to get a little smoke flavor, then I put the top on so I don't lose too much juice. Simmer more until ready to eat - 0 to 3 hours.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,733

    Gary,

    Can I move in? Love your decor. Nice photos too. I've made Sopa Azteca a few times and it is awesome.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953

    Gary,

    Can I move in? Love your decor. Nice photos too. I've made Sopa Azteca a few times and it is awesome.
    Sure, Steve.  You can move in.  You'll have to sleep with Buffy, though.  She snores.

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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316

    Gary,

    You got quite the setup and your presentations of food should make any restaurant in Paris jealous. Knowing my luck the day I retire wife will leav me, my animals will run off with a pack of other wild animals and I will then keel over.

    Oh well I will live life today and make the best of it.

     

     

    "Hold my beer and watch this S##T!"

    LARGE BGE DALLAS TX.

  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953

    Knowing my luck the day I retire wife will leav me, my animals will run off with a pack of other wild animals and I will then keel over.

    Oh well I will live life today and make the best of it.
     
     
    Tuttle.  You live in Texas, don't you?  Isn't that all that really matters in life?   :)
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316

    You are correct!!  6th generation.

    "Hold my beer and watch this S##T!"

    LARGE BGE DALLAS TX.

  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953

    You are correct!!  6th generation.

    Me too. We might be related.

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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316

    You are correct!!  6th generation.


    Me too. We might be related.



    Great Great Granfather Circa 1910 or so, East Texas (White Oak to be exact)

    I know my family and I hope he was not fattening up the deer and and then making Venison out of it in front of all the kids.

    "Hold my beer and watch this S##T!"

    LARGE BGE DALLAS TX.

  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    Did he own an Egg?  If so, that buck was on the adjustable rig by sundown.

    I'm a lot older than you, so going back 6 generations for me puts my family back with Stephen F. Austin.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


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