Tomato Jalapeño Chilaquiles
I thought I wouldn’t pull off a Weekend Cooking post in the midst of Bloggiesta, but then I realized that my simple Friday night supper fit the Mexican theme, so I couldn’t resist. Grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup, and salad. I made the tomato soup on Tuesday (it’s as good or better reheated) using my favorite tomato soup recipe, Tomato Jalapeño Chilaquiles from The Joy of Cooking (I have the 1997 version).
According to the description, “This recipe was given to us by Rick Bayless, the talented authority on Mexican cooking, who serves it at his Chicago restaurant, the Frontera Grill.” My changes are to leave out the tortilla chips and the cheese, since I serve it with grilled cheese sandwiches. Here’s my version, written in more conventional recipe style rather than The Joy of Cooking‘s wordy, but thorough, style.
Tomato Jalapeño Chilaquiles
From The Joy of Cooking (1997)
with minor modifications by Joy Weese Moll
1 jalapeño pepper
2 large cloves garlic, unpeeled
1 small onion, sliced
2 14 oz cans whole tomatoes, drained (I save the liquid for pasta sauce)
3 cups chicken stock
salt to taste
Roast pepper and garlic in 450 degree toaster oven. The garlic will be done in about five minutes. While taking the garlic out, turn over the pepper and let it roast another five minutes.
In a soup pot, cook the onion in oil until bubbly, then turn the heat down to low and cover. Allow the onions to carmelize, stirring occasionally.
When the garlic and pepper have cooled enough to handle, peel the garlic and de-seed the pepper. Using a food processor, coarsely chop both the garlic and pepper. Add the drained tomatoes and process to a coarse puree.
Uncover the soup pot and increase the heat. Add the tomato mixture to the cooked onions. Stir and cook until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and add the chicken stock. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Add salt to taste.
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Sounds delicious! Have a great weekend Joy!
Oh I bet that roasting adds a great layer of flavor with pretty much no extra work. I haven’t turned to my Joy of Cooking (I have a very old version that’s falling apart and the newer one) in a long time. Now you have me wanting to pull it off the shelf.
Thanks for the recipe! I’ve never made homemade tomato soup before. It *is* the perfect thing to go with grilled cheeses sandwiches (my fave).
Rick Bayless is a favorite of mine. Your soup sounds wonderful!
I am going to try this! Sounds great! I am also going to head back to Blogiesta later 🙂
Looks delicious, I’d love your version. Love the combination of the tomato with the jalapeno!
I think it is so much fun that you did a bloggiesta themed weekend cooking post too! I love the picture.
Looks yummy. Thanks.
I love tomato soup. I didn’t realize the Joy of Cooking recipe was from Rick Bayless. My JOC cookbook is much older and I don’t think it’s the Rick Bayless one. It’s at my daughter’s and we will have to check that out. In the meantime, thanks for sharing the soup. Can’t wait to try.
Chilaquiles are one of my absolute favorite things to eat for breakfast…but I never thought of using the base as a soup. But I’m a huge tomato soup and grilled cheese fan, as well…so YUM!
Ooooh. This sounds really good. I adore spicy things and it looks like it can easily be made vegetarian :] Thanks for sharing.
That sounds so good! I used to have a recipe for roasted red pepper soup. I should look for it again as it was so tasty!
Seems like several of us had Mexican inspired dishes on our mind this weekend – not for my post though. I had tacos for dinner tonight.
I would love this…if I only liked tomato soup. I have some irrational dislike of it, perhaps from something in my childhood.
My JOC is from the early 80s … I wonder if it has this soup recipe. Grilled cheese and tomato soup are a winter weekend staple around here, too.
My JOC is also from the early 80s. Will have to look at it again. Haven’t used it much lately, though it must be full of all sorts of treasures.
This looks delicious. I have the same Joy of Cooking cookbook. I really need to crack it open again. It has some fantastic recipes. I will be making this. Thanks for the link over.
I made this tonight, there is not a drop left!
Glad you liked it!