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!