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    Mexican Lime & Bean Soup

    Mexican Lime & Bean Soup. Photo by TeresaS

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    40 mins

    20 mins

    20 mins

    Mikekey's Note:

    A variation on Tortilla soup.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 500°F.
    2. 2
      Place the chicken in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring just to a boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer 10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Cool slightly; remove the skin and bones. Shred the meat and set aside.
    4. 4
      Cut the tortillas into 1/2 inch wide strips. Cut longer strips in half. Dip in water and lay on a baking sheet. Sprinkle lightly with some of the salt. Bake 5 minutes; turn and continue to bake 3 minutes. Set aside.
    5. 5
      Heat the olive oil in a large pan. Add the onion, jalapeño and garlic; sauté 5 minutes.
    6. 6
      Stir in the chicken, tomato, zucchini, broth, beans, salt, oregano and allspice. Bring just to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
    7. 7
      Remove from the heat and stir in the lime juice, lime zest and pepper.
    8. 8
      Divide among 6 bowls and garnish each serving with the tortilla strips; serve with lime wedges on side.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 10, 2007

      55

      A wonderful amazing soup. After tagging I found out our supermarket has stopped carrying corn tortillas, so I just used crumbled white-corn tortilla chips instead. Otherwise, I made it exactly as directed. There were only 3 of us and we made pigs of ourselves and ate the whole thing at one sitting. Definitely, this will be one of my regulars from now on!

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    • on March 04, 2007

      55

      This is outstanding! I knew I would like it because it has zucchini and garbanzo beans and lime. All the flavors are perfect together. Easy to follow recipe. I love the tip about dipping the tortillas in water before baking. They came out perfect. My family said this is a 5 star keeper. Thanks mikekey!

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    • on January 20, 2011

      45

      DH really enjoyed this but I really didn't care for it to much. It was easy to prepare and cooked up quick. I think I was expecting more Mexican flavors at the same time I thought it would have more heat. I did add some chopped cilantro during step 7. Thanks for posting. :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Mexican Lime & Bean Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (414 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 247.7
     
    Calories from Fat 73
    29%
    Total Fat 8.2 g
    12%
    Saturated Fat 1.9 g
    9%
    Cholesterol 30.9 mg
    10%
    Sodium 493.7 mg
    20%
    Total Carbohydrate 27.2 g
    9%
    Dietary Fiber 5.2 g
    21%
    Sugars 3.5 g
    14%
    Protein 18.3 g
    36%

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    lime zest

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