Chile Rellano Soup.

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This is a cheesy, hearty and fun soup. Many ways to go about it, but I’m going smoked chicken. Stay tuned, the offset is running. The pork shoulder is butterflied and coated in French’s mustard seasoned with Kinders “the blend” nothing more. That will be pulled pork at a later date.
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Heart and gizzard will be smoked as well.
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Build the soup.

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Sauté the onion, garlic and diced poblano.

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Add a block (8oz.) of cream cheese, and pulled smoked chicken,Incorporate.
then add about 1/2 cup of masa harina (Mexican corn flour) mix it in , this will add flavor and thicken the soup,
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Add 4 cups chicken stock. And simmer. I added another 1/2 cup of harina flour.

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Add a little water or cream if needed. Salt and pepper to taste, if needed. Add about a 3/4 cup of sharp shredded cheddar and let it melt in and incorporate.

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The bowl. It’s so delicious.
 
There's just one problem here... Where's my bowl?!
Kids cleaned it up John, but I hope you give this a whirl. There is also a version, I’ve never done this way, that cooks the relleno traditionally fried, then added to this soup base. Also, we started adding masa harina all by our selves, we actually add it to other soups too. Love the corn flavor, but I doubt you will find a recipe that adds it. Still it’s worth doing.
 
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