Saturday, July 17, 2010

Tortilla Soup

Recipe and Photo Courtesy of This Week for Dinner

FYI - My soup doesn't look as pretty as the picture, but it still tastes awesome!

- 1 onion, finely chopped
- olive oil
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 8 cups chicken (or veggie) broth
- 2-3 tomatoes, chopped
- ½ bag frozen corn
- 1 large chicken breast (optional)
- 1 can black beans**, drained & rinsed
- 1 lime (one extra for garnish)
- 1 handful cilantro, chopped
- 1 avocado, diced
- cayenne pepper
- chili powder
- cumin
- salt and pepper
- cheddar or jack cheese, shredded
- sour cream
- tortilla chips

Sautee onion in olive oil until soft, then add garlic, cayenne, chili powder, and cumin. Sautee until fragrant (a minute or two). Add broth. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer. Add tomatoes, corn, black beans.

If using, grill up chicken spiced with cayenne, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cut up or shred chicken and add it to the soup.
Try the soup and add more seasonings according to taste, if needed. Add the juice of one lime.

Serve soup garnished with cheese, green onions, sour cream, tortilla strips, fresh cilantro, diced avocado and a lime wedge.

**If you are not using chicken, use two cans of beans instead of one.