The Easiest (and most delicious) Tortilla Soup

This is a little "inside Bake at 350 baseball," but several years ago, I decided that if I posted a savory recipe, I'd host it on a different site. The site was linked here and looks exactly the same, but the URL was different. Confused? Me, too. 

Long story long, I'll be bringing those recipes over here, so if one looks familiar, you're not losing your mind. Well, maybe you are, but it doesn't have anything to do with the recipe. Ha. 

Without further ado, my favorite tortilla soup...

We were not a family of soup-eaters.  Maybe because I grew up outside of Houston, where it *tends to be* on the warm side.  My mom made chili, she made stew (which I hated...even though, looking back, I really didn't hate it, I just liked to complain. Yes, I was *that* teenager), but soup?  Not so much.

This is the recipe that turned me into a soup-maker.  It's adapted from a recipe on the back of a can of beans.  In other words, it's fancy. ;) We eat it all year long, but especially when it's a chilly 78-degree fall day in Houston, it's perfect.

You'll need this:


{...and some chicken, or leftover smoked Thanksgiving turkey. Mmm...}

Two notes:
  1. If you like things spicy, sub out the can of diced tomatoes for a second can of Rotel.  
  2. Yes, this soup has a can of beans in it.  It sounds weird, but the beans thicken the soup and add protein.  Trust me here. 
      

    Easy-Peasy Tortilla Soup

    32 ounces chicken stock
    10-ounce can Rotel
    15-ounce can diced tomatoes
    15-ounce can refried beans
    1 cup frozen corn
    2-3 cups cooked, shredded chicken or turkey
    pico de gallo (optional)

    on the side:
    tortilla chips (these are mandatory; otherwise, it’s not tortilla soup)
    grated cheddar cheese
    chopped cilantro
    chopped avocado

    In a large stockpot, combine the stock, Rotel, tomatoes, and beans.  Heat over medium-high, stirring to break up the beans.  When the soup comes to a simmer, add the corn and cook 5 minutes.  Stir in the chicken and heat through.

    Spoon into bowls and top with a spoonful of fresh pico, if desired.  Serve with the sides.

    Quick, easy, budget-friendly, delicious.  There.  Are you convinced?


2 comments

  1. Wonderful Soup To Prepare in the Party Times. Photos and Your Blogs are Looking Nice. I'll Definitely Try it. Thank You For Sharing.

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