Friday, May 8, 2009

Crazy Simple Tortilla Soup

Here is my tried-and-true recipe for Tortilla Soup. It requires only a stovetop, big pot, can opener, and five minutes of free time to throw everything in the pot. I get rave reviews for this soup whenever I make it - and this is from Texans, who know good tortilla soup.

Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free Tortilla Soup

1 can whole-kernel corn, drained
1 can black beans, drained
1 can pinto beans, drained
1 can chopped green chiles
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 can safe chicken broth
1 packet safe taco seasoning
Optional - 1 cup bite-sized pieces of chicken (I recommend Hormel Natural Choice carved chicken, which is precooked - you can quickly tear it into bite-sized pieces and throw it in the pot)

Combine all ingredients in a large pot, along with one can-full of water. Simmer on medium heat for at least 20 minutes.

Eat as-is or top with crushed tortilla chips and/or guacamole. If you are not allergic to dairy, you can also top with shredded cheese.

1 comment:

Susan Weissman said...

I'm definately going to try this minus the chicken but using chicken broth. My kids love Mexican food and beans but hate meat. This would be good "sneak" and a new way to eat the flavors they like.