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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Tortilla Soup


This soup has been a favorite at our house for many years.  It is quick to make, flavorful, and SO delicious!  I LOVE to top this soup with fresh avocado, cheese, tortilla strips, and a dollop of sour cream.  Yummy!

**Note:  Do NOT be intimated by the long list of ingredients…it is incredibly easy to make!**


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed chicken broth
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 cup whole corn kernels, cooked
  • 1 cup white hominy
  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chili peppers
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • Corn tortillas
  • Vegetable Oil (for frying)
  • Shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Sliced avocado
  • Sour cream


This recipe is amazing for using leftover chicken or pork.  Just shred your leftovers and add it instead of the cooked chicken breasts.


  1. In a medium stockpot, heat oil over medium heat. In the oil,  sauté the onion and garlic until it is soft.  Stir in chili powder, oregano, tomatoes, broth and water.  Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes
  2. Stir in corn, hominy beans, cilantro, and chicken.  Simmer for 10 more minutes.

While the soup is simmering, prepare the tortilla strips.


Cut about 6 corn tortillas into strips.


Pour enough vegetable oil into a medium skilled to reach a depth of 3/4 inch. Head oil over medium heat. Add 1/4 of the tortilla strips to the skillet and cook until crisp and light golden (about 45 seconds). Using tongs or a slotted spoon, transfer the strips to a paper towel to drain and cool. Repeat with remaining tortilla strips.


Ladle soup into individual bowls and top with tortilla strips, avocado slices, cheese, and sour cream.

Serve & enjoy!



Mindy said...

Oh how funny, I was JUST talking to my sister about this soup a couple days ago. I've never made it - or HAD it. Clearly it is time!

Amanda @ BB Weightloss Blog said...

This sounds delicious, thanks!

Mandi@MandiBeingCrafty said...

Looks yummy! I will have to try this! Stopping by from Someday Crafts link party

Kate @ craftwhatever said...

Perfect timing that I found this! I wrote down on my menu that I wanted to make a taco/tortilla soup, but I still didn't have a recipe! We love avocado, too!

Chef in Training said...

this looks AMAZING! You were featured on today's Mouth Watering Monday! Come check it out and feel free to grab a button!

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