Happy "Souper" Bowl!

The Superbowl is the perfect day for anyone who loves food, family, friends, fun, and football. This year why not serve up some "Souper" bowl competition with these 2 great soups to keep you warm on Sunday.

New England Hot Chicken Chowder

  • 2 TBSP butter 
  • 1 medium onion, chopped fine 
  • 1 pound white potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4″ dice (about 2 cups dice) 
  • 1/2 cup diced carrot 
  • 3 ribs celery, trimmed and diced 
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed 
  • 4 cups chicken broth 
  • 1 cup Frank’s Original Red Hot Sauce 
  • Meat from 1 rotisserie chicken, chopped and shredded, skin removed (about 3-4 cups) 
  • 4 cups 1% milk 
  • 8 oz. reduced-fat cream cheese 

Directions: 
In large stock pot, melt butter. Add onion, potatoes, carrot and celery. Saute over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, for 6-7 minutes or until onion becomes transparent but not brown. Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds more. 
Add broth, hot sauce and chicken. Cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes. 
Add milk and cream cheese, heat through, stirring, until cream cheese is melted and soup is heated through but do not boil. 
Add more hot sauce to taste. Would also be yummy sprinkled with blue cheese. 
Makes 6-8 servings

Atlanta Coca-Cola Chili

  • 5 ancho chilies, rinsed, stems, seeds and ribs removed 
  • 1 1/2 cups water to cover chilies 
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 
  • 3 1/2 cups diced white onion, diced small 
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled, smashed 
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, medium, seeds and ribs removed, minced 
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste 
  • 3/4 pound ground beef, lean 
  • 3/4 pound ground pork, lean 
  • 1 cup canned whole tomatoes, roughly chopped 
  • 1 1/2 cups Coca-Cola 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin 
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano 
  • 4 teaspoons salt 
  • 1 cup (10.5 oz. can) red kidney beans, canned, drained 
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated (optional) 
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, low-fat (optional) 
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion (optional) 

Directions: 
Place ancho chilies in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat and soak until softened, about 30 minutes. Transfer chilies and cooking liquid to a blender or food processor and purée until smooth. Set aside. 
Heat the vegetable oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and jalapeño peppers. Cook until onions soften and turn translucent, about 10 minutes. Add in the tomato paste and cook, stirring, another 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the beef and pork, and cook until meat is no longer pink. Add Coke, tomatoes, cumin, tomatoes, and puréed chilies; stir well to combine. Bring mixture to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook 30 minutes.
Stir in beans and 1 tablespoon salt. Continue to simmer, uncovered, until mixture thickens, about 30 to 40 minutes. Adjust seasoning to taste with remaining 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste. 
Ladle chili into warmed bowls and garnish with cheese, sour cream, and green onions if desired. 
Makes 6-8 servings

From Your Friends at The Way Cool Cooking School