Mexican food is one of the most popular types of cuisine in the world. It’s a firm favorite in homes across the United States thanks to its delicious mix of flavors and spices.
Whether it’s tacos, chili, or burritos, there are plenty of amazing dishes to choose from and make at home.
One aspect of Mexican food that is often overlooked is Mexican soups, however.
In Mexico, soup is a popular appetizer and street food and it graces many tables across the country.
Mexican soups are hearty and full of flavor and will make a great alternative to the more common soup flavors found in America.
In this article, we will introduce the 12 best Mexican soup recipes that you’re sure to adore.
We’ve picked a variety of different soups with many different ingredients, so no matter what you’re looking for, there is sure to be a soup for you!
Enchiladas are one of our favorite Mexican dishes and this recipe takes the basic idea behind them and turns them into a delicious and hearty soup!
This is a slow cooker recipe as well, so it’s easy to make and requires little monitoring.
Like all slow cooker recipes, you can be certain that the ingredients will slowly develop and make a soup bursting with flavor.
You’ll need some enchilada sauce for this soup and you should add some cheese towards the end of the cooking time.
The soup takes four hours to cook in a slow cooker. When it is prepared, serve it with some tortilla strips.
Here’s another delicious and easy slow cooker recipe! Chicken soup is one of the most popular soups in America and has long been associated with family cooking and as a meal for anyone who is feeling a little under the weather.
If you’re looking for a new take on chicken soup, then this is a great option.
As well as the chicken and chicken broth, the soup is packed with poblano chiles, tomatoes, and bell pepper.
It’s a very creamy soup as it has some sour cream added and it can again be served with tortilla strips.
This is a very hearty soup and is a firm family favorite in many Latin countries.
In Mexico, it is especially popular and the key to making this soup is to pack it with as many healthy vegetables as you can. Your soup dishes should be bursting with color and chunky vegetables!
This recipe for Caldo de Res uses beef shank and chuck roast. There is a long list of vegetables and these include carrots, celery, potatoes, onions, zucchinis, corn, and green beans.
If you want to make sure that your family gets their vitamins and minerals, give this soup a try.
This soup is gluten-free and can easily be made vegan by swapping the chicken stock for vegetable stock.
Although the soup title says that it’s spicy, it’s mainly poblano chiles which are one of the milder chiles.
There is a single jalapeño chile in there but this isn’t enough to make things too spicy!
It’s best to roast the poblano chiles before you make the soup as this helps bring out the flavors.
The end result is a delicious soup that is creamy, healthy, and bursting with zucchini.
You might be wondering why this soup is called easy. It’s because it only has five ingredients with some additional ingredients for a garnish if you wish.
You can prepare and put this soup together really easily so if you’re not experienced at making soups, this is a great recipe to start with.
The ingredients you need are olive oil, frozen vegetables, dried chili, broth, and heavy cream. That’s all!
Frozen vegetables make soup very easy and many brands of frozen vegetables have just as many nutrients locked in as fresh ones do.
You can use vegetable stock and a dairy-free cream to make this vegan if you wish.
6. Pozole Rojo
This is a very traditional Mexican recipe and no list of Mexican soups would be complete without it. It has a very rich red chile broth that is full of flavor.
It has a savory and smoky flavor that comes courtesy of the red chiles that are included. In this recipe, these are ancho chiles and guajillo chiles.
You will need boneless pork shoulder for this soup, as well as chicken stock and hominy.
There is a bit of preparation involved with this soup as you need to brown the pork and saute the vegetables separately before making the soup.
However, there are also slow cooker and Instant Pot methods available as well.
This is one of the quickest soups on this list. From start to finish, it can be cooked in only 40 minutes!
It’ll only take you around 10 minutes to prepare the soup and then a further 30 minutes on the stovetop to cook.
This soup is hearty and creamy and as it’s all made in a single pot, it’s as simple as it is delicious.
There are plenty of veggies in the soup such as bell peppers, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, and corn. You can use either fresh or frozen corn for this recipe and both will work well.
Fideo is a form of thin spaghetti that is similar to vermicelli or angel hair. It originated in Spain and has made its way into Mexican cuisine as well.
It adds some substance to your soup and if you can’t find any in your local supermarket, you can use sliced spaghetti at a push.
You can use either chicken or vegetable broth as the base, depending on whether you want to keep it vegan or not.
To this, add some canned whole tomatoes and a variety of spices and herbs to season the soup.
Fancy some seafood in your Mexican soup? Then why not try this Mexican shrimp soup?
It’s a tomato-based soup that is packed with vegetables, chiles, and soup. It’s lightly spiced and is sure to become a family favorite with everyone who tries it.
This is another very quick soup to make as it only needs to simmer for 15 minutes after it has been bought to a boil.
The vegetables included in the soup are zucchini, potato, tomatoes, and carrots. You’ll need a couple of different chili peppers and a whole two pounds of shrimp.
Albondigas soup is a Mexican classic and this version of it is keto-friendly, meaning that it’s low-calorie.
Although some of the calories have been cut out, none of the flavors have been and you’re sure to love this tasty Mexican soup.
The recipe gives instructions to make your meatballs from scratch and they’re made from ground beef, onion powder, pork rings, egg, and a variety of seasonings and herbs.
The soup contains a number of vegetables as well, such as carrots, turnips, celery, and tomatoes.
Next, we have another slow cooker recipe. Black beans are commonly used in many different Mexican recipes and they’re put to good use in this delicious soup.
You can easily adjust the spice of this soup to your tastes by adjusting the number of jalapeños you use.
The key ingredient in making this soup as deliciously creamy as it should be is the inclusion of some Crema Salvadoreña.
The soup is served with cotija cornbread croutons and there are instructions for making these croutons in the recipe.
For our last soup, we’ve picked a delicious vegetarian recipe that everyone is sure to love. This is a very hearty soup and is sure to fill the hearts and stomachs of your family and friends.
The base of the soup is vegetable stock and the recipe uses brown lentils.
These are served with a number of vegetables such as onion, bell peppers, carrots, and tomatoes. There are plenty of spices in this soup as well, including an optional jalapeno.
In this article, we introduced the 12 best Mexican soup recipes that you’re sure to love.
We picked a wide variety of different soups from traditional Mexican recipes to more modern fusion-style dishes.
Some of the soups are suitable for cooking in slow cookers or Crock Pots, whereas others can be quickly prepared on your stovetop in only half an hour.
We also included a number of vegetarian and vegan dishes as well, so no matter what your diet is, there is sure to be a soup here for you.