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Simmering Hot Sour Soup

Simmering Hot & Sour Soup

Simmering Hot & Sour Soup

Prep Time 10 to 15 minutes

Cook Time 3-1/4 to 4-1/4 hours (LOW) • 2-1/4 to 3-1/4 hours (HIGH)


Makes 4 servings


2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
1 cup chopped cooked chicken or pork
4 ounces fresh shiitake mushroom caps, thinly sliced
1/2 cup sliced bamboo shoots, cut into thin strips
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1-1/2 teaspoons Chinese chili paste or 1 teaspoon hot chili oil
4 ounces firm tofu, well drained and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons cold water
Chopped cilantro or sliced green onions


  1. Combine chicken broth, chicken, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, vinegar, soy sauce and chili sauce in slow cooker. Cover; cook on LOW 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Stir in tofu and sesame oil. Blend cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir into slow cooker. Cover; cook on HIGH 15 minutes or until soup is thickened.
  3. Serve hot; garnish with cilantro.

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