Made for ZWT-8 Family Picks, I made a half recipe of this soup exactly as written for 2 of us. This soup is good, but mostly for what you put into it - the crispy tortilla strips & the cheese. The soup itself is rather bland & it needs the cheese for flavour & crispy tortilla strips for texture. The other reviewer mentioned sour cream which I'm sure helped to a degree, but my thought is that a generous amt of lime juice would add the zing it needs. It definitely should be eaten as soon as assembled or the tortilla strips will lose their crunch. The desired golden brown colour happened faster than I expected, so mine were a darker than desired brown colour (my bad). I'll be "playing" w/your recipe to see if my instincts are on track. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us.
This makes a yummy soup though I did use a tin of tomato soup plus one of the broth as I had no fresh tomatoes in the house. I put sour cream and lots of black pepper on top. Those little fried tortilla strips are addictive ! Made for Zingo.