Pastor Tom's Tortilla Soup

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by QueenB3143

So, I have no idea who Pastor Tom really is...but let me tell you, he can make a MEAN tortilla soup. This recipe was given to me from my mom and it has become a family favorite. I will never make tortilla soup another way. It's got great heat and flavor. You can add leftover shredded chicked as well. A little of the adobo sauce goes a LONG way. Suggestion: remove pepper if storing leftovers, otherwise it gets spicier!

Top Review by Angel91805

Tom Brown is a minister at the Word of Life Church here in El Paso, TX. We LOVE his tortilla soup. It is wonderful. The original recipe calls for 1/2 tsp sugar, 8 cups of chicken broth, 1 1/2 lbs cooked shredded chicken and 2-3 chipotle peppers w/ adobo sauce. Seems your version was modified to fit someone's tastes! And taste is the key.....this soup, modified or not, will knock your socks off! BTW, I blend my pepper and adobo sauce in the blender with the rest of the ingredients. Yummy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Blend tomatoes, onion, garlic, cilantro and sugar.
  2. Add blended ingredients to a large pot.
  3. Add in chicken broth, chipotle pepper and adobe sauce.
  4. Bring to boil, cover and simmer for 20 minute.
  5. In individual soup bowls add: tortilla chips, cheese and sour cream.
  6. Ladle hot soup on top and serve immediatley.

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