I've been on the search for a great soup recipe for our church chili/soup cook-off this week and I think I may have found one that qualifies! I don't know if I could ever pick just one soup to be the best since I love so many different kinds of soups but it is fun to try out new things and I'm excited to see what everyone else brings to the dinner as well. There is nothing like a good bowl of warm soup in the fall and winter.
This soup I found is a kind of a combination chili and soup. It takes Great Northern beans, a white variety, cooks them together with herbs and other vegetables and then puree's a portion of the mixture into a creamy soup. The meat in the soup is a ground chorizo. I've never tried Chorizo before but I will definitely use it again. It has paprika in it and it gives the soup a perfect smoky flavor.