Sopa Caldosa, A Spanish Soup with Chorizo and Cabbage


 This is the Spanish soup recipe that I alluded to in my Spanish Deviled Egg post on Monday that will launch the alledged “fit”.  Soupa Caldosa, a spanish themed soup with chorizo and cabbage.

The comments I typed into the notes section of my computer recipe program indicate the following about this Cabbage Soup:

  1.  That I’ve had this recipe since 1999
  2. “Outstanding”
  3. This is a  popular soup from the Oaxaca Region of Mexico
  4. It features a coarsely ground sausage called chorizo, (pronounced chor-EE-zoh)
  5. This is quick, delicious and somewhat healthy little soup.

#4 indicates to me that “chor-EE-zoh” must have been brand new on my radar in 1999 and that I didn’t want to pronounce it wrong when I approached the meat counter.   There are no notes indicating the origin of this recipe.

Sopa Caldosa
A delicious cabbage soup
Recipe type: Soup
  • Sopa Caldosa:
  • 2 bacon slices, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 8 cups thinly sliced green cabbage (about 1 pound)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 5 cups Chicken Stock or 2½ (16-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (15½-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped
  • Mexican Chorizo
  • 3 Tbs chopped fresh parsley
  1. Cook bacon pieces in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat until crisp. Add cabbage, onion, and garlic; sauté 10 minutes. Add Chicken Stock, chickpeas, and tomatoes. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Ladle soup into each of 6 bowls; top with Mexican Chorizo, cheese and parsley (cilantro).
  2. Servings: 6

You all know me well enough by now to know that I substituted cilantro for that parsley.

Spanish Soup, Sopa Caldosa…It’s What’s For Dinner

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  1. says

    This soup sounds fantastic! I adore chorizo.

    I like your notes for the recipe. I think of my blog entries for a given recipe as one big note. More like a diary entry. But still.

  2. buffalo dick says

    Around here, there is chorizo that looks like a red paste, and chorizo that looks like sausage in a casing- I prefer the latter… In a soup would be sooper!

    • says

      I agree, Safeway sells this “stuff” they call chorizo. In a plastic tube and it’s greasy, runny and red. I don’t like it at all. I buy Chorizo from Whole Foods that is the texture of recognizable sausage we’re used to. Thanks BD


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