Monday, June 4, 2012

Mexican Dump Soup

  We call it Mexican Dump Soup that because this soup has a Mexican spicy flavor, and a lot of ingredients (add some more, omit others - whatever!) that you just dump into one pot.  Easy Peasy!

Heat 2 TBS olive oil over medium heat in medium sized pot.

Into pot goes one large onion and 3 celery stalks, chopped:

Chop one red (or green or yellow or whatever you have) pepper and add it to pot:

Have your child slave helper peel two carrots:

Then dice and add to pot:

Sauté the veggies for about 10 minutes until soft.

Add 2 cloves of peeled garlic:

Add 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes:

 And 1 TBS chili powder:

Then 1 1/2 TBS of chicken bouillon base:

And get that helper back in the kitchen to measure and pour 4 cups of water into pot:

 Open a can of black beans and a can of corn:

Rinse and drain and dump into pot:

Finally dump a 28 oz. can of tomatoes into pot:

Let it all simmer for about 20 minutes:

Crush some tortilla chips into bowl and sprinkle cheese on top (unless you want to be healthy, in which case you should avoid the chips and cheese):

Some people prefer Doritos:

While others prefer to eat without a baby on their lap, but said baby didn't agree with that preference:
(Yes, that's a pajama shirt, and yes, I did give him some of my corn. Because, really, who could resist that face?)

¡Buen apetito!


  1. yum! and it looks super easy to make! this is definitely going to be on our menu soon... thanks!

  2. This sounds delicious! In fact I'm going to make it tomorrow and add some leftovers chicken I have. Thanks for sharing. :-)

  3. This looks So yummy....especially with a baby on your lap. :)


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