White Bean-Rajas Soup

  • carolfitz Posted: 02/10/09
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    Glad we tried this; it was hearty enough for a cold weekend, but not great enough to be put in the "make-again" file. Served with the recommended chicken/cheese quesadillas and the salsa from CL's "Chicken Breasts with Avocado, Tomato & Cucumber."

  • nyfoodie Posted: 12/14/08
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    This soup is good and comes together in a snap. I added cubed chicken to the broth while cooking it. Grocery didn't have pablanos so I added a diced green pepper to the red and and used 1 diced jalepeno for kick. Just not complex or very interesting. Maybe next time I'll try pureeing some of it. I felt like it should have been thicker and not just broth with stuff in it. *Might* make again but won't rush back to this recipe.

  • JasonM Posted: 01/08/09
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    This was spicier than I expected. I've used poblano peppers before and never noticed how potent they were -- I suppose that it may because so many were in this one recipe. I had to decrease the amount of cumin used (cumin is burpalicious for me). I cut it down to 1 Tbsp and I could still taste it enough. I would make this again, but I think I'd try using homemade chicken stock and maybe 1/2 cup fewer poblanos.

  • Andrea618 Posted: 12/08/08
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    Can someone respond, is this really 2 CUPS of POBLANOS??? Wouldn't that make it extremely, extremely spicey?

  • klhendrix Posted: 12/09/08
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    I left hubby the recipe and the ingredients for this soup while I was at work. I walked in the house into the most wonderful smell. The soup tasted even better than it smelled. This is a definite make it again. Hubby said it was so easy. Next time maybe some leftover chicken. I highly reccomend this recipe. The lime juice was a pleasant surprise.

  • StephanieLark Posted: 12/09/08
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    Flavorful & easy! Crumbled some chips on top for a little more texture contrast. ANDREA, Poblanos are a very mild pepper (usually the bigger the pepper the lower the heat), and if you seed & stem them then most of the intense spicyness will be gone, leaving a nice warm flavor. Enjoy!

  • Michell Posted: 12/08/08
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    This is for ANDREA. I haven't tried this recipe but what I usually do with spicy peppers is start by adding half the amount called for and then add more until it's the degree of spiciness I prefer. I usually find that food containing hot peppers will get hotter after a couple of days also if you have leftovers so take that into account. (I'll be sure to update my rating after I've actually made the soup)

  • sunnys Posted: 12/11/08
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    As usual I used vegi chicken and added cilantro but otherwise very good.

  • viburnum Posted: 11/03/10
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    This was a very hearty soup, great to warm the body on a cold fall night. I added some leftover roast chicken and corn to add a little more body. My only issue was that this was a very mild Mexican soup compared to others I've made. Next time I will add some chopped up jalapeños to add that kick that it was missing.

  • AudraLee Posted: 02/25/11
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    I like this soup a lot - it's tasty and healthy!

  • caroljoyco777 Posted: 02/15/11
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    To Andrea, Be sure to remove the seeds and strings from inside the chilis. I use Anihiem Chili from Hatches...comes in 2 strengths, reg and HOT sometimes I use canned chilis.Taste the chili before you add it and then adjust it accordingly.

  • Susan1947 Posted: 04/23/11
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    We liked this soup (lime juice made it very interesting), but I did change it a bit. I made it more of a long simmer soup by sweating the onion,garlic & pepper for while. I then added a quart of the broth, chopped jalapeno peppers from a jar, and cumin &simmered low for several hours. Added rest of ingredients and simmered recommended time. Poblanos are difficult to find here, so that is why I substitued jalapeno. I also added some chopped chicken at the end.

  • Purduekel Posted: 11/04/12
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    Wasn't horrible, but lacked depth. Basically chicken broth with a ton of peppers and onions, definitely needs something more. Won't be making again, there are too many other great soup recipes out there!

  • WRodgers1 Posted: 03/05/12
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    left out the poblano chile, and replaced with a dash of chili powder. Excellent with tortilla chips

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