Friday, May 7, 2010

Best Tortilla Soup EVER *Lauren Perry*

The secret to this soup is to let it simmer on low for about 40 minutes and to add the sour cream in each individual bowl. The flavor is amazing! I am still drooling as I think about it! I made a HUGE batch and passed it to some friends for taste test, just to get approval.

2 boxes of chicken broth (about 8 cups)
1 1/2 cups of water (you could probably just use an extra can of chicken broth, but this toned down the flavor nicely)
1/3 an onion
2 cans of corn, drained
2 cans of pinto beans, drained
1 can of diced tomatoes (I used the mild kind with chili and onion in it)
a bunch of cilantro
1 tbs ground cumin
1 tbs chili powder
3 garlic cloves
1/3 cup of lime juice
pico de gallo (I just bought pre-made mild from the store, I was too lazy to make my own)
shredded cheddar cheese
garlic salt, a few good shakes
chicken breasts (3-4)
1-2 TBS sugar (depending on taste)
lime (sliced)
tortilla chips, crunched
dollup of soup cream per bowl *

*the sour cream melts in the cups of soup and when mixed, it makes this creamy and DELICIOUS!!

In a mixer or blender, add the can of tomatoes, a small handful of cilantro leaves (maybe 1-2 TBS), garlic, 1/2 an onion- chop and blend well
In a large pot, bring broth and water to Medium heat and add the mixture from the blender/mixer, bring to slow boil
Cook or broil chicken breast in oven and shred
Add garlic salt, cumin, chili powder, lime juice, sugar to pot on Med/Low heat
Add drained corn, beans and shredded/cooked chicken to broth. Bring to simmer for about 30 minutes.

In a bowl, add shredded cheddar cheese, a lime wedge, a few chunks of cilantro leaves, 1 spoonful of pico de gallo, and avocado chunks. Spoon soup into the bowl, top with sour cream and tortilla chips and enjoy :)

1 comment:

Diane said...

Lauren you are right this is the best tortilla soup ever.