Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tortilla Soup

First time I heard of tortilla soup I thought tortilla soup was honesty based on tortillas, and did not sound like anything I wanted to try.  (When I grew up in Sweden there weren’t a lot of Mexican restaurantsJ) But then when I was served this soup for the first time I love it.  It had a spicy tomato base, with chicken, corn, cilantro and fresh hot tortilla chip.  It was just a cup of goodies.  So I ended up doing some research on tortilla soups and there are kinds of version on it, some are just a broth base, some have tomatoes, some do not, and some serve with lime and avocado, and some serve with tortillas in the soup and some serve with tortilla garnish.  It is really up to you of what goodies you like.  This is my favorite version of it.

I made this soup last weekend hoping it would last for a few days and it was gone the first night, tell you how much my husband enjoyed it. What is your version of this soup?

Tortilla Soup

Yields: 4-6 serving | Cook Time: 30 minutes

4 (6-inch) corn tortillas, preferably a little old and dried out
1 tbsp of vegetable oil
1 large onion chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
1 medium jalapeño chili chopped OR 2 tsp chili powder (Depending on the hotness and flavor desired)
1 tbsp of chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp cumin
4 cups chicken stock (my version is a little spicier)
1 bay leaf
1 cup corn
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1/2 cup (2 oz) shredded mild cheddar

Preheat the oven to 300F.  Cut the tortillas into match stickers.  Place them in an even layer on a baking sheet and toast in the oven, about 15 minutes. Set aside for garnish.

Heat the oil in a soup pot over medium heat.  Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, 5-6 minutes. Add the tomatoes and continue to cook, 3 minutes.  Add the cilantro, chili powder/jalapeno, salt, pepper, cumin and cook for another 2 minutes.

Add the broth, corn and bay leaf.  Stir well, bring the soup to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes.

Serve the soups in heated bowl, add shredded chicken, cheddar cheese, and top with tortilla strips.

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Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
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18 Responses to “Tortilla Soup”

  1. 1

    karin — March 30, 2011 @ 9:59 pm

    vilken kul idé!

  2. 2

    Kankana — March 30, 2011 @ 10:22 pm

    This looks classic and not very heavy too. It sounds very tangy .. something like Rasam, a south Indian delicacy 🙂

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — March 31, 2011 @ 5:36 am

    This looks great!

  4. 4

    sonia — March 31, 2011 @ 8:27 am

    The tortilla soup is looking so warm and comforting, a perfect bowl for every evening…. !

  5. 5

    Elle — March 31, 2011 @ 8:45 am

    I’d love some for lunch today! That bowl is so inviting.

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    carolinaheartstrings — March 31, 2011 @ 8:48 am

    This is my next must try soup! Looks wonderful.

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    Cookin' Canuck — March 31, 2011 @ 9:37 am

    Beautiful, Ewa! Tortilla soup is my husband and son’s favorite soup. Your version looks wonderful.

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    Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday — March 31, 2011 @ 11:12 am

    Mmm. those falvours sound amazing!

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    Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday — March 31, 2011 @ 11:12 am

    Mmm. those flavours sound amazing!

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — March 31, 2011 @ 3:22 pm

    Ooh this soup looks so good. Perfect for this nice chilly night!

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    Stitchfork — March 31, 2011 @ 6:47 pm

    Love tortilla soup, especially with a little hot kick to it! And like very, very thin strips of crunchy torrilla sprinkled on top. Now craving soup…
    xo Cathy

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    Splendid Willow — March 31, 2011 @ 9:28 pm

    Hi friend,

    This will be my Monday dish! I think the kids will like it! Thank you.

    We are checking in at the hotel tomorrow. Shall we stop by on our way back home? Maybe you can show me that Stumble thing and/or we just have some coffee and filled cake! (:

    Warm hugs to you.


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    Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels — April 1, 2011 @ 6:06 am

    Your tortilla soup is just gorgeous and it looks so flavorful. I LOVE tortilla soup and will definitely have to try out your recipe. 🙂

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    HasaSlasa — April 1, 2011 @ 2:02 pm

    OMG!!! hittade dig just!!! u should know how close I was to start licking the screen… =)

    tur man kan gnaga på datorn ibland som substitut…annars skulle vågen flippa!!!!!

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    Barbara @moderncomfortfood — April 2, 2011 @ 6:31 am

    I’ve never actually made tortilla soup, but your version looks to be a delicious one to start with. I like that you’ve kept things light here — with moderate use of oil and cheese — and added in plenty of vegetables. Your photos are always so stunning, Ewa, and make me want to try everything you make!

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    Megan — April 2, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

    This sounds similar to my taco soup. I’ll have to try your recipe next time I make soup.

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — April 4, 2011 @ 4:08 pm

    I love tortilla soup! This looks like a great version 🙂

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