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11 Types Of Sopas You Can Prepare Para El Frío

Whether you’re freezing because it’s cold AF outside or you’re a little under the weather, there’s nothing a hot bowl of caldo can’t fix. Here are 11 types of veggie, meat and fruit-based sopas you can whip up for the winter:

One type of soup you can enjoy on a rainy day is sopa de salchichón.


The main ingredient to this popular Puerto Rican soup is the salchichón, aka the salami. Without the salami, it would be sopa de fideo. The spices of the salami that spread throughout the soup are what make up the essential flavor and can also be joined by dices of carrots and potato. Check out step by step instructions on how to make the soup here. 

If you’re not a fan of salami, you can always go with a hot bowl of caldo de res or caldo de pollo.

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Beef and chicken are the focal points of these soups but ingredients such as corn, potatoes (or other vegetables of your choice) play a very important supporting role. In the images above, the two soups are prepared with a mix of corn, carrots, potato, pumpkin and cabbage.

Sopa de patas Salvadoreña is a soup that includes tripe and cow’s feet.


If you’ve had Mexican menudo, you’ve had tripe. So if you don’t mind having a large piece of bone in your soup (from the cow’s foot), then sopa de patas could be your ideal soup. Learn how to prepare the soup here. 

Caldo de albondigas is a soup made for all meat lovers.

Happy hump day fit familia! Am I the only one who's ready for caldo season!?! Here is a healthy recipe for #albondigas Bring water to boil and add salt (be generous) Get 2 pounds of extra lean ground beef and mix 1/4 cup of rice and 1/4 cup chopped mint leaves You will make your balls ? and add to boiling water Get 3 calabazas, 2 potatoes, corn, and small bag of carrots Chop veggies (except carrots) Boil albóndigas for 10 minutes and then add all your veggies including all the carrots. Cover and put on medium heat for 10-15 minutes. Don't cook too long or your veggies will get super soggy and that's no bueno! Walahhhh you have lunch/dinner ready in less than 30 minutes!!!! Remember the real discipline comes in the kitchen. Como dice mi ama "tenemos que amarrarnos el pinche ozico y no tragas cosas malas" Be creative and think outside the box (aka boiled chicken and broccoli)

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This flavorful soup is prepared with rolled up balls of ground beef, which is often mixed with rice (to hold the meatballs together) and other spices. Vegetables such as carrots, calabaza, corn and potatoes can be added based on your preference.

If you’re a vegetarian, you can always go with sopa de fideo.


Sopa de fideo, also known as sopa aguada, is prepared with pasta that you can purchase in different shapes and sizes — alphabets and estrellitas — and the preparation varies depending on the region. In Mexico, the soup is just pasta and broth, but in Puerto Rico, the soup may have chicken and potatoes. Learn how to make it here. 

Another vegetarian-friendly soup you can prepare is sopa de tortilla.

Menú del día: Sopa de Tortilla #Comida #SopaDeTortilla #México #Food

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This traditional Mexican soup is prepared with fried tortilla pieces which are mixed into a tomato, onion, garlic and chile broth. To add more flavor, this soup is often topped with white cheese and avocado. Check out the detailed instructions on how to prepare this soup here. 

Similar to sopa de tortilla is sopa de lima, which has a different broth and additional ingredients of lime and shredded chicken.

Sopa de Lima!! #yucatan #comidayucateca #sopadelima

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Learn how to make this popular sopa from Yucatán here. 

If you’re obsessed with cheese, you need to try Nicaraguan sopa de queso.


The main ingredients of this soup are the wheels of fried masa you see above. These fried rolls are prepared with Maseca and queso seco Nicaragüense. While the process to make this soup might take longer, it’s worth it if you love cheese. Check out the video here to learn how to prepare the soup step by step.

But if you’re lactose intolerant, here’s an alternative soup you can enjoy: Sopa negra con huevo.

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This soup is prepared with black beans and eggs. However, it’s not as simple as dumping some black beans and eggs into a bowl. As you boil the beans to cook, you add spices such as cilantro, oregano and salt to create the flavor of the broth. As pictured above, the eggs can be prepared over easy or hard-boiled based on your preference. Check out the detailed instructions on how to make this soup here. 


If you like something a little more on the sweeter side, there’s also sopa de platano:

Slowly coming along. 🙂 #sopadeplatano

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If you’re a fan of plantains, this caldo is for you. The plantains in this soup are joined by a broth prepared with a mix of onions, celery, garlic and carrots. Check out the step-by-step recipe here. 

In a pinch, you can never go wrong with the two-minute prep of sopa de maruchan.


Whether you’re on Team Maruchan or Team Cup O’ Noodles, all you need for this soup is a fork and some hot water.


READ: These 13 Remixed Atole Recipes Are So Good Your Abuelita Will Wish She Invented Them


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These 9 Arroz Con Frijoles Recipes From Latin America Will Change Your Nightly Dinner

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These 9 Arroz Con Frijoles Recipes From Latin America Will Change Your Nightly Dinner

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One of the most iconic dishes from Latin America is arroz con frijoles. The mix of rice and beans is a smell and taste that sends every Latino back to their childhood. Mami and abuela always know how to make beans better than we ever can. However, practice makes perfect. Just try these recipes until you finally land on the flavor and texture you remember from childhood.

1. Casamiento Salvadoreño

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Casamiento Salvadoreño is a beautiful marriage of rice, red beans, peppers, and onion. The four different components get added at different times slowly building up until you hit the perfect balance in the flavor and consistency. If you like a savory breakfast, pair it up with some eggs and maduros and enjoy a Salvadoran breakfast.

2. Arroz Congri

Arroz Congri is one of the most quintessential dishes of Cuban cuisine. The mix of the rice and black beans is something you can find in any Cuban home or restaurant. The dish relies on the rice, bell peppers, and beans cooking together with spices until the water is absorbed. The method of cooking is how you can plate it in the iconic thick disc shape that we all know and love.

3. Arroz Com Feijão Preto

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Sometimes, I cook at home in my kitchen. Here is a comforting and ridicously delicious Brazilian Black Bean recipe These black bean beauties are cooked with onions, garlic, and seasoned perfectly with coriander, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper, next garnish with a lime wedge and sprig of cilantro to brighten it all up. They make a great side dish to enchiladas and more. Ingredients: 2 cans Black Beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 Tbls cooking oil 2/3 cups diced, white onion 2-3 garlic cloves, finely minced (I use a microplane zester) 2/3 cups chicken stock or broth 1/4 tspn cumin 1/4 tspn coriander 1/4 tspn mexican oregano salt &pepper to taste 1 lime and sprig of cilantro for garnish Instructions: In a small bowl mix together the cumin, coriander, and mexican oregano and set aside. In a saucepan on the stove, heat the olive oil to med-high heat. Saute onions for about 3 minutes or until they just start to become translucent. Add garlic and saute abut 30 seconds more. Add beans and broth, and seasonings then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a low simmer and simmer for about 7-9 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add salt and pepper to taste. When they are done cooking, remove from heat and add in a few squeezes of fresh lime juice. Then use the back of a spoon or rubber spatula to lightly mash some of the beans. You don’t want to pulverize all of the beans. The beans will thicken more upon resting. You can add more broth/stock if, they get to thick. Recipe adapted by Our Best Bites I've been making this recipe since 2009. It is my absolute favorite black bean recipe. @utahanaskitchen @ourbestbites #blackbeans #brazilianblackbeans #sidedish #semihomemade #cooking #homecooking

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Arroz com Feijão Preto is Brazil’s answer to the regional love of rice and beans. What really sets these beans apart is the use of bacon to add some flavor and substance to the dish. Of course, there are still some veggies included but the true magic of this Brazilian dish comes from the smoky and salty bacon flavor.

4. Tacu-Tacu

Peru is known to be one of the best food destinations in the world. Tacu-Tacu is just another example of Peru’s superior food status in the world. The most unique, and fun, thing about this arroz con frijoles dish is the shape. To achieve the texture for this you have to remember to let the rice sit in the bean mixture for 15 minutes so that the rice absorbs enough liquid to be malleable.

5. Gallopinto

Gallopinto is another version of arroz con frijoles that requires properly layering and add the ingredients. The rice does cook for a brief moment with the onion until it is coated with the hot oil before adding the water. After the rice is done you add the beans and let the delicious dish cook to perfection.

6. Arroz Con Habichuelas

Olives go a long way it making this Dominican dish really stand out. Arroz con habichuelas is a classic Dominican dish that brings together chicken bouillon, olives, rice, and beans together to create something you won’t forget.

7. Arroz Con Queso

Okay, so this isn’t an arroz con frijoles recipe. However, who doesn’t like trying new things. Arroz con queso is a famous Bolivian dish and it is always worth trying something new. Cheese is one of the greatest and most important food groups, tbh so rice with cheese is just…. *chef’s kiss.*

8. Arroz Con Gandules

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Another rice dish that doesn’t use beans but is still just as delicious. Arroz con gandules is a Puerto Rican dish with pigeon peas that every rice loves needs to try at least once. Just one bite will transport you directly to the Caribbean island and will make you scream “WEPA!”

9. Arroz Con Frijoles Refritos

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These Vegetarian Enchiladas @lasmargaritasbc were AMAZING. You can definitely get one of the protein enchiladas (they have a variety) but I really wanted to try this one. It's Two corn tortillas rolled with cheese, green onions, olives, green peppers, tomatoes. Covered with a mild red enchilada sauce, melted cheese and topped with sour cream. Served with refried beans and mexican rice ($14.95). You honestly, don't even miss the meat! You also get complimentary chips and salsa. I love mexican rice and beans and this definitely hit the spot. Would 10/10 recommend. – – – – – #foodgram#instaeat#eatinvancouver#foodie#foodadventures#instafood#instalike#instafollow#followforfollow#foodgram#foodie#foodphotography#foodcoma#eeeeeats#instafoodie#girllikestoeat#604foodie#enchiladas#vegetarian#mexicanfood#mexicanriceandbeans#vegetarianrecipes#healthyfood

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It’s all about the beans here. They have to be cooked more than once and in more than one way. After all, they are called refried beans so they aren’t just cooked once and done. These are a classic around the world and you have definitely had them whenever you went to a Mexican restaurant.

READ: This Iconic Mexican Food Won The Twitter Battle To Be Named Latin America’s Best Street Food

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Mountain Dew Margaritas Are Apparently A Thing At Red Lobster Now?

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Mountain Dew Margaritas Are Apparently A Thing At Red Lobster Now?

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We’ve seen all kinds of takes on the timeless classic that is a Margarita. From frozen Margaritas to ones with cranberry juice and dashes of blue curaçao and twists of basil and ginger beer we’ve literally seen it all. Or so we thought.

Recently, Red Lobster announced that they’re doing a Mountain Dew-take on the beloved and salty tequila cocktail.

Red Lobster’s DEW-Garita promises to set you aglow.

The drink is the first official Mountain Dew cocktail and of course, it is bright lime green. While the cocktail’s recipe is being kept strictly under wraps, like everything at Red Lobster’s, it’s supposed to pair “perfectly” with Red Lobster’s iconic Cheddar Bay Biscuits.

“Red Lobster is thrilled to work with PepsiCo, not only because it has a great portfolio of brands, but specifically because of the food and beverage innovation possibilities,” Nelson Griffin,the Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer at Red Lobster said in a statement about the drink.

Red Lobster’s DEW-Garita is due to debut at Red Lobster locations nationwide in September and by the end of 2020.

The Margarita is an iconic Mexican drink related to a drink called Rhe Daisy.

The classic Tequila sour cocktail is one of the most beloved cocktails in the world. According to Wine Enthusiast “One story claims that the drink was created in 1938, as Mexican restaurant owner Carlos (Danny) Herrera mixed it for gorgeous Ziegfeld showgirl Marjorie King. Supposedly, Tequila was the only alcohol that King would abide, so Herrera added lime juice and salt.”

To make your own classic Margarita check out this recipe below

Ingredients

  • Coarse salt
  • Lime wedge
  • 2 ounces white Tequila
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • 1 ounce lime juice

Directions

Shake out coarse salt on a plate. Wet the rim of a glass by using the lime wedge. Press the rim of the glass in the plate of salt to coat. Add ice to the glass.

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the rest of the ingredients. Shake well, and pour into the prepared glass over ice.

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