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Tortilla Soup Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Lori Soren

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 Tbs vegetable oil, plus more for frying
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 Tbs salt
1/2 tsp groud cumin
1/4 tsp red chili flakes
6 cups chicken broth
1 can diced tomatoes
juice of 1 lime
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1 can rinsed and drained black beans
1 cup frozen corn
1/2 pkg corn tortillas cut into 1/4 inch strips
Toppings;
Sliced avocado, sour cream, grated cheese, additional chopped cilantro, chopped green onions.



Directions:
Directions:
heat oil in a large pot over med heat, add onion and cook till translucent. stir in 2/3 of the garlic 1/2 tsp salt, cumin and chili flakes. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Add broth tomatoes and half the lime juice, raise heat to a gentle simmer and cook 20 more min. Meanwhile, heat oil in a small frying pan over med high heat. When oil is hot but not smoking add a third of the tortilla strips cooking until golden and crisp, remove from oil to a paper towel lined plate, with a slotted spoon. Cook remaining tortilla strips in two separate batches. Sprinkle with salt and set aside. Let soup cool a bit then puree in batches in a blender, return soup to pot, and resume simmering. Stir in black beans and corn. In a small bowl, merinate chicken with remaining garlic, lime juice and 1/2 tsp salt for 10 min at room temp. Add to soup and simmer 5 min or until chicken is cooked though.Stir in cilantro and simmer 5 more min. Serve with tortilla strips and toppings.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
You can sub the tortilla strips with crushed tortilla chips, but it is not nearly as good.
this soup has many steps that make it seam difficult but it really is easy, it just takes awhile. I've taken this soup to functions and every last bit is always gone, and it is raved about and requested. So the extra steps are totally worth it. It freezes well, but is best if you freeze the broth after it is blended then continue cooking from there once thawed.

 

 

 

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