Tortilla Soup Recipe

If you have never had tortilla soup, you should give it a try.  I had never eaten it until recently.  It just didn't seem appealing to me.  But, we were in a restaurant a while back and a cup of it was served with our meal and I was converted.  It's one of the best soups I have ever tasted.
 There are all sorts of variations so you can use what you like.  I started by sauteing onions, garlic, celery and peppers in some olive oil.  Add 2 tsp. of cumin and 1 tsp. of chili powder.  You could also use a pouch of taco seasoning instead.

 Add chicken stock, about 10 cups. Add some chicken demi glace or bouillon for flavor. Add 2 cans of rotel, 2 cups of diced chicken, 2 cups of corn, 1 can of black beans and one cup of rice.  Simmer this until the rice cooks through.  I added some okra from my garden as well. Taste and add S&P.

Cut a package of corn tortillas into strips and fry them in oil until crisp.  Serve the soup topped with tortilla strips, grated cheddar, montery jack or colby cheese, fresh cilantro an a lime wedge.   Mmmmm, mmmmm!!!


Patty Woodland said…
I'm sure your men enjoyed that
Anonymous said…
I have never had this soup, i save recipes for it all the time, I am so tempted by it, its sounds wonderful,
Nellie said…
This sounds delicious! I must try it!
I'm not a big soup person, so I've never tried this. Sounds good, though.
I have not made this soup, but my friend Susan at From Beyond My Kitchen Window has, and I know how delicious it is from her!

Anonymous said…
I've never heard of anything like this I think but it sounds as if it would be great when the autumn chill sets in.

Have a great day!
Barb said…
I have seen this in many restaurants.You have inspired me to give it a try.
This is my all time favorite soup. I order it every chance I get. I want to try this recipe! PH will love it!
It really look and sounds delicious!
I've never encountered this soup either. It does sound good though.
Craig said…
I remember that soup from Mexican restaurants in California. Yours looks very good indeed!
Margaret said…
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So glad you found me so I could find you! You'll learn over time that I will NOT read recipes. I'll just look at the pretty pictures and hope that someday someone will make it for me. Reading a recipe is just another form of cooking (as is putting a cup of water in a microwave). It's not something I do.