Sunday, November 6, 2011

Soup Weather!

Even in California, it's finally cool enough to plan soup dinners. Today I want to share one of our family favorites--Tortilla Soup. The recipe we use is the tastiest tortilla soup I have ever, well. . . . tasted. It's not a family recipe but is one found by searching the internet. We found it on a website for Pastor Tom's Ministries. Please know that we have absolutely no affiliation with this religious sect, nor are we even sure what it is. We do, however, love this soup!
Our Best Tortilla Soup With Avocado and Sour Cream Garnish

Combine In Blender: Canned Tomatoes, Onion, Garlic, Cilantro, and Sugar. Blend Until Smooth.
Pour Chicken Broth And Chipotle Peppers Into Large Pot.

Add Chicken and Tomato Mixture From Blender. 

 Bring to boil and simmer for twenty minutes. You can control the level of spice by adding or removing chipotle peppers. I suggest you take some out, taste the soup and adjust the amount of peppers. At the finish, remove all of the peppers unless you are really seeking revenge on those who will be eating the soup!

While the soup is simmering, shred some cheese. Peel the avocados and cut into chunks. Crumble some tortilla chips and open the sour cream! You will want to layer these in serving bowls--add chips, top with cheese, garnish with avocado, spoon soup over this and add a dollop of sour cream.

One More Time. The Best Tortilla Soup Ever. It's The Peppers!
  • 16 ounce can tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 tablespoons snipped, fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1.5 lbs. chicken breast cut up
  • 2 or 3 chipotle peppers and a little adobo sauce

  • shredded cheese
  • avocados cut up
  • tortilla chips
  • sour cream

Guaranteed to warm you up!