Monday, December 7, 2009

Tortilla Soup

This is another soup I make with homemade stock/broth. Here is the link again, with the health benefits and recipe on one page. (I find I crave this for mineral content and especially calcium now that I am no longer drinking milk.)
Tortilla Soup
(my mother-in-law's recipe)
1 pound cooked chicken, cubed
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 oz. can diced green chiles
15 oz. can stewed tomatoes
4 cups chicken broth
1 tsp. lemon-pepper
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon hot sauce
4 tablespoons flour
½ cup water

  1. Boil water with chicken and bouillon until cooked. Save 4 cups broth and cube chicken. (I don't do this part, I make stock that morning and use the broth and chicken from it. If I am in a pinch and do not have time to do that, I will use bouillon but from the Better Than Bouillon jars, NOT the cubes. (They contain MSG.))
  2. In a large stockpot, sauté onion, garlic in oil. Add green chiles, tomatoes, saved broth, lemon pepper, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, cumin, and hot sauce.
  3. Add flour and water and cook until thickened. Add chicken and stir to combine.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips, guacamole, sour cream and grated cheese on top.


EmilyCC said...

Ah, the stock article was very enlightening! I've been trying to make more homemade this year; it's kind of a pain but the added flavor has been worth it.

k said...

Yeah, very true. If I get myself going in the morning then it's a lot easier to get going with the rest of it later in the day. Kudos to you for trying to make homemade more often.