Ingredients For Mexican Spiced Tomato Soup
2 tbsp olive oil
2 onions chopped
|3 tsp Mexican seasoning – see below
3 cloves garlic
2 cans chopped tomatoes
1 ½ cups red lentils
6 cups of beef stock – allow 1 heaped tsp of stock powder per cup of water
1/3 cup tomato paste
2 tbsp brown sugar
½ cup of chopped fresh coriander – substitute with parsley if not available
Sour cream to garnish – optional
In an airtight container or small jar combine the following:
1 heaped tbsp ground cumin
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp chilli powder
In a large saucepan heat the oil, add the onions and garlic and cook until light golden.
Mix in 3 tsp of the Mexican seasoning then add tomatoes, stock, tomato paste, lentils and sugar.
Bring to the boil and stir, then reduce the temperature and simmer for 45 minutes. Add chopped fresh herbs and garnish with a dollop of sour cream.
Cooks tips: The Mexican seasoning mix once made can be used to season mince for Mexican meals or added to potato wedges or refried beans for authentic
Once again, recipe belongs to Sophie Gray, Destitute Gourmet, and can be found here.