Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tortilla Soup

 Tortilla soup is a tomato-based brothy soup from Mexico filled with vegetables and chicken then topped with crunchy tortilla strips. You can make your own tortilla strips or use Green Mountain Gringo tortilla strips.

6 corn tortillas
1/4 cup vegetable or peanut oil
2 cups chicken stock
1 16 oz jar Larry's Southwestern Ranchero Sauce
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup fresh corn kernels
1 cup drained black, red, kidney or pinto beans 
1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken

1. Make your own tortilla strips by cutting the corn tortillas into thin strips. Heat the oil in a large pot and fry the strips in small batches. Drain on paper towels. Or use Green Mountain Gringo tortilla strips.
2. Heat the chicken stock in a large pot and add Larry's Southwestern Ranchero Sauce or your favorite enchilada or ranchero sauce.
3. Add the onion, corn, chicken and beans. Heat the soup until almost boiling and simmer for 10 minutes.You could add carrots, potatoes, zucchini, butternut squash or any vegetable you have and that you like.
4. Ladle the soup into serving bowls and top with the tortilla strips.
Serves four.

Larry's Southwestern Ranchero Sauce is an artisan, all-natural Mexican cooking sauce that is is made with fresh jalapeno, fresh cilantro and a premium blend of herbs and spices. It is vegan, gluten-free and delicious. Ask for it at your favorite store or buy it online at Abe's Market.

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