Tasty Tortilla Soup is Versatile and Easy

Tasty Tortilla Soup is Versatile and Easy

Tortilla soup is a versatile and easy to create dish that works well as a main course or as an appetizer. The basic recipe can be varied and adapted based on how hearty you want the soup, and what ingredients you already happen to have on hand. Here's a good “base” for creating your own tortilla soup recipe. Try adding different beans, more vegetables, or other spices to switch up the flavor and consistency of the soup.

You'll Need:

  • 1 dozen corn tortillas

  • vegetable oil

  • 3 cans vegetable broth

  • 2 cans diced tomatoes

  • 2 medium poblano peppers

  • 1 small jalepeno pepper

  • 1 small onion

  • 1 handful fresh cilantro

  • 1 can black beans

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • salt

  • pepper

  • cumin

Turn the oven on 350 degrees and place the cored, seeded poblano peppers and the jalepeno pepper in a roasting pan. Add the whole cloves of garlic and the small onion. Sprinkle it with a small amount of vegetable oil/ Roast this mix for about half an hour.

Next, cut the tortillas in half, then cut the half-circles into strips roughly a half an inch to an inch wide. Heat a small amount of vegetable oil in a pan over medium high heat, and carefully fry the tortilla strips until they are crisp, then take them out of the oil and set aside.

In a large pot, mix together the vegetable broth, the tomatoes, and the black beans. When the vegetables are finished roasting, allow them to cool slightly and dice them before adding to the soup.

Add the tortilla strips and sprinkle in salt, pepper, and cumin to taste. Stir the soup frequently and simmer over low to medium heat for fifteen to twenty minutes. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve.