Luby's Cafeteria Beef Tortilla Soup

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by mollypaul

A mouthwatering, savory soup courtesy of the Houston chronicle for fans of cafeteria cuisine.

Top Review by swissms

This soup is kid-friendly and very easy to throw together. Non quite spicy enough for me but the kids loved it. I used 3 cloves of garlic.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring broth to a boil in a large pot.
  2. Crush tomatoes by hand and add with juice to broth.
  3. Add cumin, garlic, salt, pepper, corn, and American cheese.
  4. Bring to a boil again.
  5. Dissolve cornstarch in cup of cool water in small bowl.
  6. Add to boiling soup slowly while stirring constantly.
  7. Let simmer 10 minutes.
  8. While soup simmers, sauté ground beef in skillet with chopped onion.
  9. Drain off any grease.
  10. Turn soup off, and add cooked beef mixture.
  11. Serve with sour cream, shredded Cheddar cheese and tortilla chips.

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