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El Torito's Tortilla Soup Recipe

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This recipe for El Torito's Tortilla Soup, by , is from Family "Favorites" Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Barb Biggs
Added: Thursday, November 1, 2007


7 C. chicken broth

1 medium onion,diced

2 carrots, peeled and diced

1/2 bell pepper, seeded and diced

1 potato, peeled and diced

1/4 C. tomato paste

1 bay leaf

2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped

1 tsp. drived Mexican oregano

salt and pepper to taste

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, poached and shredded

1 zucchini,diced

2 tomatoes, diced

1 can corn (optional)

1 1/2 C. shredded Jack cheese (or pepper jack)

8-10 slices avocado

cilantro sprigs

tortilla chips

Combine first 10 ingredients, bring to boil.

Lower heat and simmer 25 minutes.

Add chicken, zucchini, tomatoes and corn. Bring to boil and simmer an additional 10 minutes; remove from heat.

To serve soup, divide tortilla chips between bowls, add shredded cheese and ladle in soup. Top with slice of avocado and cilantro sprigs.

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