My youngest son gives this soup 10 stars, I've made it many times and the family loves it!
Excellent Soup! We were trying to duplicate the tortilla soup made by Baby Acapulco's Restaurant in Texas...This was very close. We omitted the diced tomatoes and Ro-Tel tomatoes. Didn't use a whole packet of taco seasoning (about 2/3 packet). Only used 4 tortillas to thicken as my husband likes his soup thin. To top it at the end we added sliced avacado, deep fried corn tortilla strips, and a little more cheese. Accidentally forgot the milk...but didn't hurt the taste.
Great soup! I added corn and served Tostitos crumbled on top instead of the corn ones in the soup. I will have to try that next time though. I think I used too many tomatoes and I would probably cut the taco seasoning down to 1/2 or 3/4 of a packet next time to save on the sodium. *update - I made this again with the tortillas in the soup and it was awesome! I halved the recipe and it was the perfect amount. Made my own taco seasoning and it was perfect. Only used the rotel with shredded chicken from the crock pot. I love tortilla soup!
Yes, this is excellent. 7 tortillas was plenty to thicken it for us. Ten made it too much like a thick stew for our taste.I added a tsp of cumin, a half cup chopped cilantro, and a can of corn. I have also made it w/o the cheese and milk to save some big calories and it's still terrific!
Oh Yes, I love Tortilla Soup! I've never made it before, but this recipe made it so easy! This was so Good. Thanks for a keeper. The only thing I changed was that I added some cumin to the vegetables as I was cooking them, I didn't have any celery so I omitted and I had three cans of chicken broth and 1 if vegetable. It didn't mess up a thing in my book! Next time I will add a little less tomatoe and maybe some corn! I agree that you should start with 6-8 tortillas, as my soup was plenty thick after 6. Thanks again Elmolvsu.