Simply delicious. I've been looking a long time for this recipe! Thanks Loren!!
This was an awesome soup. The taste was perfect for myself and hubbie. I added only 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp cayenne and that was right on for us. Only thing is, next time I think I will add between 5 - 6 tortillas in the beginning, to make it more brothy. That way, I think it will be more reminiscent of the soup we had in Chiapas. Thanks so much for the keeper.
I agree, this is the best tortilla soup I've made.
This soup will warm your toes on the coldest nights! To make the soup heartier, I added a can each of garbanzo beans, black beans and corn toward the end of the cooking time. And to kick up the heat a notch, I substituted a mince jalapeno pepper for the cayenne.
This was loved by all! I coated only 2 large chicken breasts with old bay seasoning and cooked them in 2 tablespoons olive oil in my dutch oven. I removed the cooked chicken and let cool. I added another tablespoon oil to the chicken drippings to sautee the garlic and onions. I also added 1/2 anaheim chili, 2 diced celery ribs, and a diced red bell pepper. Instead of the diced tomato, I chopped 2 medium tomatoes and added a can of diced green chilis. Instead of the cumin and chili powder, I used a Hot Taco Packet. I too added the shredded chicken to simmer for the 30 minutes. I love the texture and taste of this tortilla soup and I loved serving it with the crispy fried tortilla chips and sour cream!
I make this ALL the time now. I add corn and black beans to make it a little more thick, but otherwise perfect place to start. Thank you!!!// Made it again tonight, this time with hominy. good stuff!!
Very good soup!! I'm not big on cilantro so I use just a couple teaspoons of it, and it still tastes great!!!
My first try with the recipe zaar and it was awesome. Incredibly easy and delicious. Thanks LorenLou.
This was an AWESOME recipe! I made it for the first time a few weeks ago and it was gone the next day--just between my boyfriend and I! I then made it to bring on my family Thanksgiving trip (it was gone in one sitting!) and after I made the batch for the trip felt guilty and made another batch for the BF--which was gone in a couple of days! I add black beans and corn and it's PERFECT! Thanks so much!
Wow!!The soup is delicious! I told my husband to buy me some tortillas and he ended up buying my 96 count! Like I know what to do with all those tortillas. Lol. Well know I do! I added 9 corn tortillas and also like the other reviewer, I added corn, black beans, green chilies, and parsley (instead of cilantro). I had never made tortilla soup before and I will be making this a lot. This soup is so thick and has strong flavors. Thank you so much for posting this.