Sopa de Mexicana de Hongos (Mexican Mushroom Soup)


These days I’m always looking for nice vegetarian recipes for “El inglés” aka my hubby, he doesn’t want to eat meat anymore,  good for him! so I decided to cook this soup I once had in a restaurant in Mexico, I ordered it thinking that it was going to be the typical creamy mushroom soup and for my surprised it was this yummy mushroom broth top up with errmm!! lots of arbol chillies. Despite the chillies the soup was divine, I had mine at the restaurant with some “gorditas” which are the corn patties that you see in the picture, but you can have it with bread or tortillas.

Serves 4


  • 1 kg chestnut mushrooms or a combination of different mushrooms cleaned and sliced
  • 2 pints of vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 whole arbol chillies
  • pinch of pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp rapeseed oil


Heat the oil in a large casserole dish and fry the onion until they soften, then add the mushrooms and dry them for 15 min stirring from time to time.

Add the vegetable or chicken stock and the arbol chillies. Add salt and a pinch of pepper. Cook for 15 min.

Serve in a bowl and accompany it with corn tortillas or some gorditas filled with avocado.


  • I used organic chicken stock and I avoid adding salt.




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  1. I am trying to add more mushrooms to
    my menus because they have health
    benefits so this is perfect timing for this recipe – sounds delicious – thank you for sharing this recipe!

    1. You welcome Becky! Just be careful with the arbol chillies, they are a bit fiery, but if you like spicy food this is perfect for you! If you can’t handle spicy food then just only add one chilli. Happy cooking x

  2. Such an appetizing presentation Karla. A mi me encantan!! Meatless dishes can be some of the most delicious. A fresh bowl of beans with aguacate and tortillas. No hay nada mejor. Saludos!

    1. Gracias amiga x! Aquí creo que como vamos muy pronto dejaremos de comer carne, pero a mi también me encantan las recetas vegetarianas. Besitos x

  3. Vanessa Enriquez says:

    I have these exact mushrooms in my fridge! I’m a new reader to your blog, but I was wondering where do you get your ingredients? My husband gets me Mexican ingredients for my birthday or Christmas on mexgrocer. Shipping is expensive so it’s a rare treat! 😀 When I lived in Los Angeles everything was easy to find and so cheap! Do you find everything in London? I live in a small town in England, so it’s all about the internet for me. Haha. I was just curious. Lovely recipe btw! xx

    1. Hola Vanessa, welcome to my blog! I get my ingredients from different places, but usually my dry chillies I buy them from either MexGrocer like you or CoolChile and yes, I totally agree with you, shipping is quite expensive, I usually team with some friends and we order a lot and we share the shipping cost.
      I do find almost everything, but sometimes I have to use alternatives. Any questions, I’m always here. Have a nice weekend x

      1. Vanessa Enriquez says:

        Thank you, Karla! 🙂

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