Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tortilla Soup

So one afternoon I had a craving for taco soup, but I was having one of those moments where I couldn't for the life of me think of the name for it at the time...I was googling tortilla soup recipes, as that is what kept coming to mind.  I settled on this Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe from The Pioneer Woman.  I adapted it slightly to work with what I had on hand, and this is what came of it!

Chicken Tortilla Soup


I used taco seasoning in place of other spices, as that was a recommended alternative and I had half a package open in the fridge from another recipe.  I used approximately 1/4 package total.  Maybe.  I didn't measure, but I still had a good bit left.  Anyway, I sprinkled taco seasoning on two chicken breasts, and baked them until cooked thoroughly.  When it was finished, I shredded it.

Tortilla Soup Recipe


One of the reasons I picked the recipe is she used a red and green bell pepper.  I happened to have four peppers, one each of red, green, yellow, orange, and all of them were really begging to be used.  I chopped about half an onion, I sauteed these with garlic and a little bit more taco seasoning.

Tortilla Soup Recipe



Then as per the recipe, I added the chicken, a can of rotel, 32 oz of chicken broth, and a can of drained black beans.  I didn't do tomato paste, because I didn't have any.  I also didn't do the cornmeal thing, I added a can of drained corn.

Tortilla Soup Recipe


Stir everything together, and I think I added another dash of taco seasoning.

Tortilla Soup Recipe


As far as cutting the tortillas, you can also have little helpers tear them for you. ;-)

Tortilla Soup Recipe


Fry them, but don't try to text or answer the phone while cooking these, because they burn quickly.  Ask me how I know.

Tortilla Soup Recipe


Ladle the soup into a bowl.  Top with tortillas and favorite toppings.

Tortilla Soup Recipe


The verdict?  YUM!

My kids are selectively picky--meaning they eat fairly well, and so I allow them to be picky sometimes and I don't push it.  I cooked this when they had a pizza party at church, since they are not a fan of hot/spicy foods.  The husband said it was good, but hot.  I used hot rotel, and he tolerates hot and spicy, but doesn't love it.  He said I could make it again if I tone it down.

I loved it.  That's all that matters, right?



This post is part of the Blogging Through the Alphabet series.






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2 comments:

  1. This looks yum! My son and husband would probably like it hot, but I'm not a fan of the heat.

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  2. Sounds yummy, though I'm with your hubby on not linking things too spicy :)

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