Friday, April 27, 2007

Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup

2 Tbsp olive oil
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (4 oz) can green chiles, diced
1 1/2 lbs chicken, cubed*
1 (15 oz) can corn
1 (15 oz) can pinto beans
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 (4 oz) can jalapenoes, diced
30 oz chicken broth, or 4 cups water and 4 bouillon cubes
Tortilla chips, salsa, cheese, sour cream, avocados

In large saucepan, heat olive oil. Add onions and peppers and saute until tender. Add chicken and green chiles. Cook until chicken is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add corn and pinto beans, undrained. Add chicken broth, cumin, and garlic salt. Use jalapenos to taste, as using the whole can will make for a very spicy soup. I like to use about half, but if you're not into spicy you can omit them entirely. Heat soup over medium low, letting flavors blend for about 20-30 minutes. Ladle into bowls and top with broken tortilla chips, cheese, and salsa. Also try sour cream and avocados, if you have them.

We always multiply this recipe, simply by adding another can of corn and beans and extra chicken broth. It's been one of our staples for 10 years. Can you tell that we like mexican food?

*You can also use cooked shredded chicken instead. Saute the veggies, and then add the rest of the ingredients including the chicken. That's how I did it for the picture.


liz said...

we also love tortilla soup, ours is different a little so next time we make it I will post it- great photo! You are on fire!

The Empty Nesters said...

Don't forget to post your recipes for Baby Back Ribs (and mention the gluten-free BBQ sauce), Broccoli Salad, Chicken Enchiladas and Yummy Potatoes. And the homemade, gluten-free cream of chicken soup! And the banana pancakes (or are they waffles?) And the Cream Cheese Chicken. I could go on and on. You both have provided me with so many excellent recipes.

Liz said...

thanks- these are great ideas. melanie, you know which in that list is yours (most of them)!!!

I feel like my favs are fall recipes, but might have to add them to the meal plan anyway.