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Texas Tortilla Soup

Posted by ssemple74 (71)
Category: Soups
Subcategory: main course, mexican


Recipe Details:


2 to 4 T. butter

1/2 C. oil, divided

1 large onion, chopped

1 fresh jalapeņo, seeded and chopped

4 garlic cloves, minced

2 large carrots, diced

6 ribs celery, diced

4 chicken breasts, roasted. I use 2-3 Rotisserie chickens breast and thigh meat only.

1 t. each: ground cumin, chili powder, salt and lemon pepper

3 t. hot red pepper sauce

1/2 C. all-purpose flour

1 (14-ounce) can tomatoes

4 (10 1/2-ounce) cans chicken broth or equivalent homemade stock

8 corn tortillas, cut into strips

1 C. sour cream (can use nonfat)

3 avocados, seeded and diced

1 C. grated Cheddar cheese

Heat butter and 1/4 cup oil in large kettle (preferably nonstick) over medium-high heat. Add onion, jalapeņo, garlic, carrots, and celery; simmer 5 minutes. Shred chicken from the bone. Stir in chicken and cumin, chili powder, salt, lemon pepper, pepper sauce and flour. Add tomatoes and chicken broth; stir well and simmer 1 hour.

While soup simmers, heat remaining 1/4 cup oil to 375 degrees in a deep skillet. Drop tortilla strips into hot oil and fry until crisp; drain on paper towels.

To serve, put a few tortilla strips in the bottom of 6 to 8 soup cups; fill cups with soup and top with a spoon each of sour cream, avocado and cheese.

*I also chop up fresh cilantro and to me it makes the soup. Not all people like cilantro so I always have it as a topping.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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Comments on this recipe

reeniek said:
YUMMMM! My new favorite tortilla soup recipe! This soup is fabulous!