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    The 25 BEST Mexican Soup Recipes

    I love Mexican food, and I love cozy soups, so here is a list of delicious Mexican Soup Recipes that are on repeat in my kitchen.

    There are so many flavors here to try. From traditional Mexican soups like Caldo de Res (my favorite!) and Pozole, to creative twists like Mexican chicken noodle soup, there’s something for everyone. You’ll find quick weeknight dinners, as well as some pots that simmer for hours to delicious perfection.

    Cook your way through all of these amazing Mexican Soups, I’m sure you’ll find some new family favorites!

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    The Best Mexican Soup Recipes:

    1. Caldo de Res (Mexican Beef & Vegetable Soup)

    Let’s start the list of Mexican soup recipes with my favorite Caldo de Res, which I first came across in a local authentic Mexican restaurant (and by authentic, I mean nobody there speaks English!)

    My version of this hearty and flavor-packed soup recipe is just perfect, with its amazingly warm ingredients that simmer for hours and create the best soup imaginable. I bet you’ll love it as much as I do!

    Get the Recipe: Caldo de Res

    2. Albondigas Soup (Mexican Meatball Soup)

    Albondigas Soup is everything you dream about in the perfect soup. This Mexican delight is loaded with veggies, spices, herbs, and albondigas meatballs, all together making this soup a super hit.

    When you want a light and comforting meal, give this amazing soup recipe a definite try.

    Get the Recipe: Albondigas Soup

    3. Taco Soup

    Convert your favorite taco into soup form with this ultimate Taco Soup recipe! Okay, this may not be an authentic Mexican soup, but I think you’ll agree that it belongs on this list once you try it.

    This hearty ground beef soup is perfectly seasoned with my homemade taco seasoning, and has all the right Tex-Mex flavors along with veggies, corn and beans. In the end, all you need to do is make it irresistible by topping it with creamy avocado, some cilantro, jalapeño, tortilla strips and lots of shredded cheese. It’s so good!

    Get the Recipe: Taco Soup

    4. Pozole Rojo

    Pozole Rojo is an amazing Mexican soup, which I discovered at the same restaurant as Caldo de Res! This classy, cozy, and incredibly delicious recipe is a rich vibrant bowl of goodness.

    In this classic recipe, tender pork and hominy are simmered in a fragrant broth seasoned with aromatic spices and mild chilis. This creates a perfect balance of robust flavors and hearty textures. When serving, I top it with an array of fresh, crunchy, and zesty garnishes.

    Get the Recipe: Pozole Rojo

    5. Caldo de Pollo

    Another delicious “caldo”, my Caldo de Res is a big upgrade on regular chicken soup! This healthy bowl is loaded with chicken broth, chicken thighs, and lots of fresh vegetables with some Mexican seasonings, which make this soup delicious and super satisfying.

    It’s an easy and delicious soup to try this winter season.

    Get the Recipe: Caldo de Pollo

    6. Sopa de Fideo (Mexican Noodle Soup)

    Sopa de Fideo is a Mexican tomato and noodle soup that you must try! This soup is jam-packed with delectable flavors, and the tomato broth is just too good to be true.

    It’s very simple, but totally delicious!

    Get the Recipe: Sopa de Fideo

    7. Picadillo Soup

    Here is my unique twist on the classic Picadillo, but in soup form! This soup version elevates the traditional Picadillo by incorporating a rich broth and more veggies, making it a more substantial and spoon-worthy version of the classic.

    Get the Recipe: Picadillo Soup

    8. Sopa de Lentejas (Mexican Lentil Soup)

    Are you looking for a lighter and healthier option for your dinner? Then give my Mexican Lentil Soup a try tonight!

    Mexican Lentil Soup, known as Sopa de Lentejas in its home country, is a hearty and filling soup loaded with veggies and warm seasonings. I could eat this any night of the week!

    Get the Recipe: Sopa de Lentejas

    9. Chicken Enchilada Soup

    Have you ever made Chicken Enchilada soup? If not, you are missing out on major flavors. But don’t worry, with this easy recipe you can experience the goodness.

    You’ll make everyone happy with this creamy, hearty, and filling enchilada soup. I am sure you will become a fan of these Tex-Mex flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ healthyfitnessmeals

    10. Sopa de Verduras (Mexican Vegetable Soup)

    All vegetarian people, try this excellent Sopa de Verduras, also called Mexican Vegetable Soup!

    This nutri-rich, satisfying soup is easy to make. I just simmer my favorite vegetables in a delicious tomato broth to take this dish to another level of deliciousness. You will definitely enjoy this hearty, yet light meal.

    Get the Recipe @ maricruzavalos

    11. Mexican Street Corn Soup

    I can’t get enough Mexican Street Corn, and that’s why I just had to include this soup-ified version on my list!

    This delectable soup is made with simple ingredients, but they taste just too good with each other. I love to jazz it up more with some toppings.

    Get the Recipe @ midwestfoodieblog

    12. Caldo de Camaron (Mexican Shrimp Soup)

    Make yourself this gorgeous Caldo de Camaron, a Mexican Shrimp Soup, which I am totally addicted to! The flavorful tomato broth, along with great Mexican seasonings and other awesome ingredients like juicy shrimp, makes this soup a hearty and filling meal.

    Get the Recipe @ palatablepastime

    13. Mexican Chicken Noodle Soup

    Here’s a fun one! Mexican Chicken Noodle Soup is like you are combining two delicious and classic soups together! You are going to adore this bowl of cozy ingredients, along with Mexican flavors and textures. It makes the most comforting bowl of deliciousness, for sure.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    14. Sopa De Conchas

    I love to warm myself up with this easy and classy Sopa De Conchas (Shell Pasta Soup), another cracking Mexican-flavored soup that my whole family loves. It’s a perfect meal when I feel like lazing around, but want something delicious, this satisfying soup that gets ready in no time.

    Get the Recipe @ brokebankvegan

    15. Pork Pozole Verde

    This winter, make this mind-blowing Pork Pozole Verde soup at home! It’s a Mexican heaven for all pork lovers.

    This flavorsome soup has high-quality ingredients and marvelous toppings. You are going to love this recipe, and it’s super customizable, too.

    Get the Recipe @ goodfoodbaddie

    16. Roasted Poblano Corn Chowder

    Experience the ultimate flavors with this Roasted Poblano Corn Chowder recipe! This scrumptious bowl is all about flavors, spicy, smoky, sweet, and superb textures that are very hard to resist.

    I feel like eating a bowl right now!

    Get the Recipe @ isabeleats

    17. Sopa Tarasca (Pinto Bean Soup) 

    Try this Sopa Tarasca (Pinto Bean Soup), which is a totally drool-worthy meal.This warm bowl consists of pinto beans in tomato broth with great chili spices, along with jalapeno corn fritters on top, which are the star of this soup.

    It’s an entirely delicious bowl that you can definitely serve to impress your crowd.

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum

    18. Mexican Cabbage Soup 

    Ok now, this Mexican Cabbage Soup is a savior for diet-following people. The recipe is so good, and it’s totally healthy too! So try this blissfully tasty soup in the cold season.

    Get the Recipe @ laughwithusblog

    19. Mexican Cheese Soup

    Wow, now, this soup is something guys. It’s an excellent Mexican Cheese Soup that will make you completely satisfied and fulfilled.

    It’s like you are eating your favorite chicken cheese tortilla in soup form. This creamy cheesy soup is out of this world delicious, and you will defiantly come for a second round.

    Get the Recipe @ theshortcutkitchen

    20. Mexican-Style Tomato Soup

    Give your beloved tomato soup a Mexican twist by introducing this Mexican-style Tomato Soup to your loved ones!

    I can whip up a batch of this soup in about 20 minutes, all with kitchen staple ingredients. It’s a warm, cozy and delicious twirl from your routine tomato soup. You will love it.

    Get the Recipe @ simpleveganblog

    21.  Mango Verde Chicken Soup

    Have you made soup with mangoes in it? If not, you need to try this spectacular Mango Verde Chicken Soup. This chicken soup has exotic flavors and ingredients that are just to die for. I’m definitely making this next mango season!

    Get the Recipe @ carlsbadcravings

    22.  Carnitas Soup 

    You’re going to love this Carnitas Soup recipe. It is made with only 5 flavorful ingredients, and you can use leftover ingredients too. It is literally a bomb of flavors that are amazing with each other. If you’re short on time, this recipe is just for you.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    23. Chicken Fajita Soup

    This variation of chicken soup is one of my family’s favorite cold weather dinners. It’s loaded with peppers, chicken, and fajita spices, and then garnished with tortilla chips, cheese, and avocados. Perfect winter night meal!

    Get the Recipe @ thecookierookie

    24. Creamy Taco Soup

    Feels like tacos in a bowl? This Creamy Taco Soup is the way to go! This extremely delicious soup is made with taco ingredients, and its mild spices and zesty flavors taste just too yummy.

    The recipe takes me just 30 minutes to make, and is one of my busy weeknight regulars.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmedelicious

    25. Chicken Tortilla Soup

    Chicken Tortilla Soup is brimming with flavors and mouth-watering ingredients, with some stunning toppings. This is a must-try Mexican soup recipe for sure.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    26. Gallina Pinta 

    I have kept the best one for the last, Gallina Pinta! This Mexican delight is often served on cold days, because it’s very comforting and tastes just divine.

    It’s made with fork-tender beef, beans, and hominy all together creating the best and most cozy soup. If you love pozole, this needs to go on your menu!

    Get the Recipe @ muydelish

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    25 BEST Mexican Soup Recipes

    My collection of easy Mexican Soup Recipes includes 25 great cozy meals with your favorite flavors. We love this simple beef and veggie soup:


    • 2-2.5 lbs beef shank
    • 1-1.5 lbs chuck roast, cut into big chunks
    • 12 cups water
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1 Tbsp salt
    • ¾ tsp black pepper, ground
    • 3 tsp cumin
    • 1 small onion, cut into big chunks
    • 1 whole garlic head
    • 3 carrots, cut into big chunks
    • 3 celery, cut into big chunks
    • 5-6 potatoes, cut into big chunks
    • 4 green onions
    • 1 small bunch of mint
    • 1 small bunch of cilantro
    • 1.5 zucchinis, cut into big chunks
    • 3 corn cobs, cut into big chunks
    • Handful of green beans
    • 1 small cabbage, cut into wedges


      1. In a large soup pot (I use a 7qt dutch oven), place beef shank (whole pieces ), chuck roast cubes, 12 cups of water, bay leaves, whole garlic head, onion, salt, pepper and cumin powder. Mix well. Bring this to boil, then reduce the temperature to medium low and let it simmer.
      2. Once the meat starts cooking, some greasy foam will start appearing on top of the broth. Remove as much as possible to get the clear broth.
      3. Simmer the Caldo, covered, anywhere in from 2.5 hours to 3 hour plus, till your meat is tender.
      4. Discard the whole garlic head and bay leaves. Add in cilantro, mint and green onion, along with carrots and celery. Cook for another 30-40 minutes, uncovered.
      5. Add in potatoes and green beans. Cook for 10- 15 minutes, uncovered.
      6. Add corn and zucchini, simmer for another 10-15 minutes, uncovered.
      7. Add in zucchini, cook till all the vegetables are cooked, yet hold a little crunch, about 10-15 more minutes.
      8. Discard the bones from the beef shank, Cut the larger meat chunks into your desired size.
      9. Serve the caldo immediately with a dash of lime, cilantro and hot sauce or salsa (optional) .

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