Friday, November 12, 2010

Tortilla Soup Recipie

Southwestern Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipie

 I have been craving tortilla soup lately, which also happens to be my husbands favorite soup. He really should have been born south of the border because he would be a very happy man to have mexican food every day! I didnt have a recipie, and wasnt sure I had all the ingrediants for ones I was looking at online, So I just went to the kitchen and started gathering! 

What I used-

3 small yellow onions
4 large fresh tomatoes
5 or 6 cloves of garlic
1 can tomato paste
1 can corn
2 cans black beans
1/2 bag pre cooked schwans fajita chicken
Garlic salt
Garlic Powder
Taco Seasoning
hot sauce
olive oil
chicken broth bullion
and wondra (not pictured)

First things first, gather all your ingredients, and Turn on your crock pot.

Boil 6-8 cups water and make your chicken broth ( feel free to just use canned broth if you have it, I use this cause its WAY cheaper!) Pour that in your crock pot
Chop up your Onions and garlic, add to a pan of 2 tbls hot olive oil and saute for a few minutes, add to crock pot
Dice up your tomatos and add those as well
At this point you will want to add your tomato paste, as well as all of your spices. I used about a 1/4 cup of taco seasoning, but adjust that as well as all other spices to your liking. If you like your food spicy now would be a great time to add a little jalapeno!
Cover your crock pot and let cook for several hours.

After several hours of cooking, and about an hour or so before we were going to eat drained and rinsed the the 2 cans of beans, 1 can of corn and added 1/2 bag of Chicken. 

I used the pre-cooked chicken from Schwans, its already seasoned for fajitas, and went great with this soup. but feel free to use fresh chicken if you prefer. I am not a fan of pre-cooked meats, I have been trying out different convenience foods since Adam was born, simply because dinner time is usually his cranky time, And Im hooked. Its great flavor, great texture unlike some precooked chicken Ive tried. its also great to use on salads and in quesadillas and I love that I can just grab a handful and heat it up real quick!

I like my soups a little on the thicker side, so just before serving I added a few tablespoons of wondra to thicken it. You can also use flour to do this.

Here it is, ready to eat!
you can garnish with Avocado, sour cream, cheese and tortilla strips to your liking. I didnt put anything on top of mine and it was delicious! I did however make some of the "raw" tortillas from costco and dip them in it! 

This is a soup that will freeze well, with or with out the meat. Im planning on making a HUGE pot of this in the coming weeks and freezing in meal sized bags for lunches and easy dinners for the winter. You can also add an array of other veggies to it easily!

A small bowl of this along with a nice cheesy quesadilla-YUMMY!

1 comment:

Marni's Organized Mess said...

Mmmmmm... That looks so good. A perfect crock pot concoction I am certain!