Soups for October 3-4

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Posole Rojo (Pork and Hominy Stew with Red Chili)

Still one of my favorite soups to make and to eat as well. This hearty bowl of soul combines slowly braised pork shoulder, tender white hominy and a spicy red chili broth. The broth can lean a bit on the thin side to leave room for the traditional garnishes. We hope you will enjoy!

Ingredients: Pork shoulder, onions, garlic, hominy, red chili, tomato, cumin, oregano, chicken stock, kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Go the distance, treat yourself and have the traditional garnishes. You and your family deserve it! Shredded cabbage, radish, lime, avocado and freshly chopped cilantro.

Consistency: Brothy and hearty

Vegetarian (Y/N): No

Vegan (Y/N): No

Gluten Free (Y/N): Yes

Freezability: Good

Price: $13/Quart

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Oro Tortilla Sopa de Frijoles Negros y Cotija (Golden Tortilla Soup with Black Beans and Cotija)

I always find myself incredibly excited at the mere thought of putting together these classic Latin American flavors. Super earthy chilies and tortillas combined with flavor packed tomatoes and tomatillos, silky winter squash, plump black beans and freshly crumbled Cotija make this selection perfect for the Autumn table.

Ingredients: Onions, roasted chilies, roasted garlic, yellow bell peppers, tomatoes, tomatillos, corn tortillas, toasted cumin, winter squash, cilantro, black beans, cotija, lime juice, vegetable stock, kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Serve with freshly sliced avocado, lime wedges, warm flour tortillas and cervezas!

Consistency: Pureed with the addition of whole beans and corn tortillas

Vegetarian (Y/N): Yes

Vegan (Y/N): No

Gluten Free (Y/N): Yes

Freezability: Good

Price: $12/Quart

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Sopa de Fideo (Authentic Mexican Noodle Soup)

An all new selection for us here at Uncommon Stock, and I have a very good feeling that we’ll be seeing this one again! One of Mexico’s most beloved soups, Sopa de Fideo, combines fine pasta noodles in a rich tomato broth that was born of Italian immigration to Mexico. Perfect as a start to a mid-week meal at your family’s dinner table. We hope that you will enjoy!

Ingredients: Tomatoes, onion, garlic, cumin, chili, oregano, fideo, tomato juice, olive oil, kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Great with freshly grated cotija!

Consistency: Rich tomato broth and loaded with noodles

Vegetarian (Y/N): Yes

Vegan (Y/N): Yes

Gluten Free (Y/N): No

Freezability: Good

Price: $12/Quart

************************************************Chicken Stock

Traditional, homemade chicken stock! (insert reference about “how grandma used to make it”) Works wonderful as a base for your own soups and stews, and doubles a great item to have around for those sudden colds or bouts of sickness. This stock is the real deal, and isn’t saturated with ungodly amounts of sodium and preservatives like the store bought kind. Plus, we add a few marrow bones in the cooking process to thicken it just a touch and supercharge it with the healthy benefits of marrow!

Ingredients: Chicken bones, celery, onion, carrot, leek, garlic, thyme, bay leaf, parsley, kosher salt (minimal), black peppercorn, split-marrow bone (minimal)

Vegetarian (Y/N): No

Vegan (Y/N): No

Gluten Free (Y/N): Yes

Freezability: Great

Price: $9/Quart

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Bone Broth – Beef

We have been getting a lot of requests for bone broth over the last few months, and after a little bit of trial and error, have come up with a recipe that we’re happy to put our name on. Starting with bones from grass fed, grass finished cattle boiled down for hours (and hours, and hours, and hours….. and hours), and finished off with a mirepoix of onions, carrots, and herbs, Uncommon Stock bone broth is a completely natural super food that also tastes great.

Bone broth is a source of minerals, like calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium, in forms that your body can easily absorb. It’s also rich in glycine and proline, amino acids not found in significant amounts in muscle meat (the vast majority of the meat we consume). It also contains chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine, the compounds sold as supplements to reduce inflammation, arthritis, and joint pain. Finally, “soup bones” include collagen, a protein found in connective tissue of vertebrate animals, which is abundant in bone, marrow, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. The breakdown of collagen in bone broths is what produces gelatin.

Broth can be sipped straight as a healthy “tea”, or used in a variety of recipes to add flavor and health benefits. Don’t know about bonebroth? Google it, and see why athletes, paleo disciples, people with a wide range of ailments including colitis, Crohns, and celiac disease, and those who are simply interested in being healthy are seeking it out.

Ingredients: Bones (grass fed, grass finished), water, cider vinegar, onions, garlic, celery, carrot, bay leaf, thyme, parsley, black peppercorn

Vegetarian (Y/N): No
Vegan (Y/N): No
Gluten Free (Y/N): Yes
Freezability: Very Good

Price: $16/Quart