Tortilla Soup

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Tortilla Soup
Tortilla Soup

Tortilla soup has been a staple in my culture for generations. Growing up, we often enjoyed the dish in our home. My mother, Maria, is a great cook. She made several dishes out of leftover tortillas and tortilla soup was one of the best! Made in a manner of soups from Mexico, this tried-and-true tortilla soup is filled with ingredients such as tomatoes, garlic, onion, cumin and cilantro to create a savory soup that can be served as an entrée. Tortilla soup is really best served in the winter for its thickness and spiciness…but here in Texas, it’s so good we serve it year-round!

4
Servings
435
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the soup

  • 2 Small onions
  • 10 Fresh Tomatoes, cored ea.
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic
  • 1/4 Cup Spices, chili powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Cumin powder
  • 1 Bunch Cilantro, fresh
  • 6 Tortillas ea.
  • 2 Quarts Chicken stock
  • 2 Tablespoons Lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1.5 Teaspoons Pepper
  • 1 Guajillo Chili ea.
  • 1 Pasila Chili ea.
  • 2 Tablespoons Blended oil

Directions

For the soup

In a food processor, puree the onion, garlic, and tomatoes until smooth. De-stem the dried chilis, remove the seeds and soak in hot water for 15 minutes. Drain. Julienne the tortillas into strips – using ¼ cup blended oil, sauté in a heavy bottomed pot until crispy (but not burnt!). Add the puree and chilies to the tortilla, and cook for about 10 minutes until thick and the raw taste is gone. Add the spices, chicken stock, salt and pepper. Simmer for 20 minutes. Puree well using an immersion blender, then add lime juice. Reduce soup until it is at your desired consistency, then season with salt to taste. Serve with crispy corn tortilla strips, diced avocado, a dollop of sour cream and pico de gallo on top as garnish.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
25%
Sugar
20g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
14mg
5%
Protein
20g
40%
Carbs
58g
19%
Vitamin A
299µg
33%
Vitamin B6
1mg
50%
Vitamin C
84mg
100%
Vitamin E
7mg
34%
Vitamin K
75µg
94%
Calcium
157mg
16%
Fiber
11g
42%
Folate (food)
94µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
94µg
23%
Iron
6mg
35%
Magnesium
116mg
29%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
12mg
58%
Phosphorus
386mg
55%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
1717mg
49%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
36.8%
Sodium
2139mg
89%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
26.7%
Zinc
2mg
16%

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