Chorizo and Black Bean Soup with Eggs

Build this spicy stoup nacho-style with tortilla chips, soup, egg and your choice of toppings. Yum!


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 pound raw chorizo, casing removed and meat crumbled or chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 serrano or jalapeño peppers, thinly sliced or chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced or chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder (a scant palmful)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cans black beans (15 ounces each can), divided
  • 3 cups chicken stock, divided
  • 4 eggs
  • Tortilla chips
  • Optional toppings: crumbled queso fresco or other mild cheese, sliced scallions, pickled jalapeños, diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro


In a Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat the oil, one turn of the pan, over medium-high heat. Add the chorizo and cook until crisp at the edges, 2 minutes. Add the onion, chili peppers, garlic, chili powder, cumin and coriander; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, to toast the spices for a couple of minutes.

In a blender or food processor, puree 1 can beans and 1 cup chicken stock. Add the puree to the Dutch oven along with the remaining 1 can beans and 2 cups stock. Simmer over medium-high heat for a few minutes to thicken.

Meanwhile, cook the eggs by poaching or frying over-easy.

To serve, line the edges of soup bowls with a few tortilla chips. Add the soup, an egg on top for mixing in and any of the toppings you like.

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