Recipe by Eddie Shipman
Like my Tortilla Soup II recipe but modified for people that like beef instead. Personally, I like the chicken version much better.
Top Review by RachelAnn in Japan
I made this with ground beef (cooked it, drained fat and then added back). After I completed the recipe as written, I decided it needed something to be more "enchilada-like" so i added about 8 ounces of sharp cheddar and about 8 ounces or so of velveeta block cheese. I also added a packet of ranch dressing mix. I liked it better this way and my family loved it. This recipe made quite a lot of soup!
- 8 ounces carrots, diced
- 8 ounces celery
- 8 ounces onions
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons corn oil
- 4 (15 ounce) cans beef broth
- 1 (15 ounce) canpetite diced tomatoes
- 1 (10 ounce) can Rotel diced tomatoes
- 1 (1 1/4-1 1/2 ounce) packet taco seasoning
- 1 (10 count) package corn tortillas, cut into small pieces
- 12 ounces shredded beef brisket (or shredded grilled beef fajita meat)
- 1 cup milk
- corn tortilla chips, broken into small pieces
Directions See How It's Made
- Saute carrots, onions, celery in corn oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper until tender.
- Add beef broth and bring to boil.
- Add tomatoes, Rotel, taco seasoning, and shredded beef.
- Cut tortillas into small pieces and add to broth mixture.
- Let boil for 20 minutes or until tortillas are thoroughly incorporated into soup, stirring occasionally to keep from sticking.
- Reduce heat and simmer for additional 10 minutes.
- Add milk and simmer for additional 10 minutes.
- If thicker soup is desired, add more diced tortillas and let incorporate into soup.
- Garnish with shredded cheese and broken tortilla chips.
- Substitutions: 1 cup Masa Harina (masa flour) for 1 12 ct package of yellow corn tortillas. Gradually add masa flour mixing into broth. If thicker soup is desired, add more masa flour.
- Can also add two seeded/sliced jalapeños and one sprig of fresh cilantro.