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Sopa de Tortilla Recipe

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Susan Villaescusa


6 c chicken broth or stock
1 T oil
1 T flour
1 c white onion, chopped
2 cans Rotel tomatoes
2 c green chiles, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 T oregano
2 t pepper
1 t salt
1/2 t cumin
1/2 t cayenne
1 c cooked chicken, shredded or cubed (optional)

6 corn tortillas, cut in lengthwise strips and fried till crisp (not brown)
2 c with cheese, shredded
2 avocados, diced
1/2 c green onion, chopped
3 T cilantro, chopped

In a large pot, saute onion in oil till translucent. Add flour, cook 1 minute. Slowly stir broth into flour mixture, stirring to blend smoothly. Add rest of broth ingredients and chicken if desired. Cover and simmer 20 minutes.
Garnish each bowl with 1/3 c cheese, 1/6 of the avocado, green onions, cilantro and float tortilla strips on top.

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For white cheese I use queso fresca but you could also use monterrey jack. Use only the green part of the green onions. Homemade tortilla strips work better than packaged tortilla chips because they stay crunchier longer.




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