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Locro Ecuatoriano


"Locro is a hearty potato-cheese soup that is popular in Ecuador and Peru. Top with sliced avocado to serve."
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50 m servings 262 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in hot butter until onion is translucent, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Stir potatoes, chicken stock, and milk with the onion mixture; season with salt and pepper. Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook at a simmer until potatoes are tender and falling apart, 30 to 45 minutes.
  3. Mash potatoes lightly to help thicken the soup, while keeping some chunks in the soup. Remove pot from heat and stir cheese into the soup to melt.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Water can be used in place of chicken stock, if needed.
  • Either queso fresco or mozzarella cheese can replace the Muenster cheese in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 262 calories; 14.7 g fat; 25.5 g carbohydrates; 8.3 g protein; 42 mg cholesterol; 678 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I think it was a really good soup. I thought that it was very flavorful and I enjoyed it. I think that I would make this again.

Never had this soup before, so I can't say how it measures up to its namesake, but I liked it. If I did anything differently, I would mash fewer potatoes, leaving more cubes in the soup (person...