Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This was given to me by my sister in law, and it's become a family favorite

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil to medium in large soup pot.
  2. Brown meat, onion, garlic and spices.
  3. Add all canned ingredients and bring to low boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.
  5. Bake Tortillas at 450 degrees on baking sheet for 5 minutes - watch carefully so as not to burn.
  6. Place a pile of chips in soup bowl. Ladle in soup, top with sour cream and cheese.


Most Helpful

Great soup! I omitted the salt and used some salsa as I was out of tomatoes. The flavor was wonderful. Thanks for sharing! Edited to add: I tried it again with tomatoes, as directed, and it was excellent again. I love how quick and simple this is to prepare!

Starrynews August 19, 2009

I have won so many "cook offs" with this recipe (at work, clubs, etc.). Everyone wants the recipe. It's so simple and easy. Don't scrimp on the cumin. I add condiments of: lime wedges, cubed Monterey Jack cheese, cilantro, sour cream (or plain yoghurt), sliced avacadoes, and chipotle chiles in adobo. A family fav, for sure!

Cindy W. October 04, 2016

Excellent - great flavor! I loved the tortilla method (I used 8, not sure how many it was supposed to be). I used a can of tomatoes and a can of chillies since that is what I had. I also used less oil and salt and doubled the broth. This would even be just as good without the chicken as a vegetarian tortilla soup!

Maito November 09, 2010

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