Tortilla Soup

After blogging for over four years you would think I would have shared with you all my family favorite, tried and true recipes.  But I guess a few of them have slipped through the cracks.  Like today’s recipe.

Tortilla Soup

I have shared a crock pot version of tortilla soup but not this version.  Actually I had forgotten about this recipe somewhat.  My friend Alison gave it to me years ago and we love it.  I recently attended a luncheon where Alison served it and I remembered how much I really like the soup and that it had been way too long since I’d made it.

Tortilla Soup

This soup is so good.  It is pretty quick and easy to put together too.  Especially when you use a rotisserie chicken like I did.  I like this soup full of chicken so I used almost the entire chicken in the soup.  I saved a little bit of chicken so we could have Yummy Bowls the next night.

Tortilla Soup

The soup is topped with tortilla chips, grated cheese and some sour cream if you like  I love how the soup thickens up as the cheese melts into the soup and the tortilla chips soften up and get mixed in.

Tortilla Soup

Be sure and allow time to let the soup simmer for an hour or so.  It gives all the flavors time to meld together and taste even better.  The recipe also calls for some very brand specific ingredients.  I’ve always follow Alison’s instructions but if you can’t find those brands use what you have – I’m sure it will still be delicious!

Tortilla Soup

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: Serves 8

Tortilla Soup

Ingredients

  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp dry parsley
  • 1 (4oz) can chopped green chilies
  • 1 12 oz. can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 12 oz. can beef broth
  • 2 12 oz. cans chicken broth
  • 2 C tomato sauce
  • 1 12 oz. can corn, do not drain
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Lea & Perrins steak sauce
  • 1 C water
  • 5 C shredded chicken (1 rotisserie chicken)
  • 2 C cheddar cheese, grated
  • tortilla chips
  • sour cream

Instructions

  • Saute onions, garlic and parsley in olive oil.
  • Add all ingredients except chicken, cheese, chips and sour cream.
  • Simmer slowly, covered for 1- 1 1/2 hours.
  • Add chicken and warm.
  • To Serve: Add soup and top with chips, cheese and sour cream

Comments

  1. 1

    I LOVE tortilla soup – the pictures are beautiful and this looks terrific!! It always smells so great while its simmering… mmm!!
    Rebekah @ Making Miracles recently posted..31w6d – Bedrest Day #33!

  2. 2

    Oh, definitely a great soup for winter! yum! I love tortilla soup and it has been years since I’ve had some! I will make this this week!
    Bonnie@WhatAboutPie recently posted..pumpkin, it’s not just for autumn anymore

  3. 3
    April says:

    I’ve tried a couple of times over the last couple of months to get your River City Clam Chowder recipe thinking maybe it was my computer but there’s nothing on the post anymore? Am I missing something?

    And I love your blog and all of the recipes!

    Thanks!

    • 3.1
      Leigh Anne says:

      I have no idea where that post went!! I guess I need to redo it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I’ll try to do that this week. It’s a great recipe!!

  4. 4
    Kathryn says:

    One of my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

  5. 5
    MarySue says:

    Looks great and imagine it will taste equally great. Thanks for sharing; I can always count on your for sharing goodies on your blog.
    MarySue recently posted..Flowers For My Sisters

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    renee says:

    I’m making this today! I live near Costco and always have a chicken to use up. Thanks for sharing here…it looks delish.

  7. 7
    Christine says:

    I made this last night. Easy and delicious!!! Thanks. If I can figure out how to post this to Foodily with a link back to you…I’m on it!!

  8. 8
    Melissa says:

    Making this right now….noticed that 1 cup of water is mentioned twice…is that a typo? Smells good so far!

  9. 9
    Debbie says:

    Made this for dinner. I shredded chicken from cooked drumsticks (8 I think to get 3 cups) as I did not have any rotisserie on hand. Five stars! This one is a keeper. Thanks for sharing.

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