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the best ever tortilla soup

When I first served this my three boys sadly looked at me, and said, “We’re just having soup for dinner?”  Feeling a sudden sense of panic, I calmly asked them to try it, wondering if I had made a big mistake.  I’m happy to report it has become a family favorite and a regular monthly rotation in our meals.

The spicy tomato-based broth with an entire rotisserie chicken is super filling…and satisfying.  You can add 3-4 fresh strips of corn tortillas to soup with the onions, sautéeing all together.

I serve lots of sides which gives everyone the opportunity to punch up the flavors….and its very good with roasted corn too.  The best soup this side of Mexico!

the best ever tortilla soup

When I first served this my three boys sadly looked at me, and said, “We’re just having soup for dinner?”  Feeling a sudden sense of panic, I calmly asked them to try it, wondering if I had made a big mistake.  I’m happy to report it has become a family favorite and a regular monthly rotation in our meals.

The spicy tomato-based broth with an entire rotisserie chicken is super filling…and satisfying.  You can add 3-4 fresh strips of corn tortillas to soup with the onions, sautéeing all together.

I serve lots of sides which gives everyone the opportunity to punch up the flavors….and its very good with roasted corn too.  The best soup this side of Mexico!

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Ingredients

Recipe serves: 6
1 rotisserie chicken, skin removed, meat shredded
1 poblano pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped
optional: 3-4 fresh corn tortillas, cut into thin strips
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1-2 chipotle peppers in adobe sauce, finely chopped these give recipe the "heat"
6 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1-28 ounce box/can of chopped tomatoes with juices
1 lime, juiced
2 bay leaves
1 1/2 cups (about 1 can) black beans
1 1/2 cups corn, canned, roasted or frozen
sides
shredded cheddar cheese
sour cream
jalapeños
guacamole or sliced avocado
tortilla chips
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the best ever tortilla soup
  • time
    45 minutes
  • serves
    6
  • skill level
    Easy

Ingredients

  • sides

Directions

1
Done

poblano pepper

Preheat oven to broil.

2
Done

Place poblano pepper on a lightly greased baking sheet, and roast until the top side turns darks, about 3 mintues, flip over and do same for other side. Pepper should be soft. You can also roast over the open flame of stove top, turning every 3-4 minutes for skin to get dark.

3
Done

Place pepper in a paper or plastic bag, and fold over to seal and keep heat in the bag for 10 minutes.

4
Done

Remove pepper from bag and using a knife, remove skin. Then cut open pepper and remove seeds and any interior membranes.

5
Done

Roughly chop and set aside until ready to use.

6
Done

soup

In a large Dutch oven with lid (or heavy bottom saucepan), add the olive oil, garlic, cilantro, and onion (and optional tortillas) over medium heat.

7
Done

Stir continuously until the onions are translucent, about 7-8 minutes.

8
Done

Add the spices, chipotle chili, poblano pepper and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

9
Done

Add the chicken stock, tomatoes, tomato paste, bay leaves and bring to a boil. Taste and add at least 1 teaspoon for salt.

10
Done

Lower heat to simmer and cook for another 10-15 minutes.

11
Done

Optional step

Remove from heat, and lift out bay leaves, discard. Using a hand blender, gently smooth into a thick sauce. You can leave lumps if you like.

12
Done

Finishing

Place back on stove top, add the chicken, beans, corn and juice of lime. Taste and season with salt if necessary. Remove bay leaves if you have not already.

13
Done

Cover and cook for 20 minutes. This soup tastes delicious even the next day.

14
Done

To serve

Serve with bowls of cheddar cheese, tortilla chips, guacamole, sour cream and jalapeños.