By Valerie Marie on January 13, 2005
Photo by CountryLady
Photo by CountryLady
"This recipe has been a huge hit with everyone who has ever tried it. We make it almost weekly, and the leftovers are eaten immediately. It is also very healthy! It is a little spicy, so if you don't have too much of a tolerance for spicy foods, you may choose to leave out the seeds of the jalapeño. If you love spicy, like we do, extra cayenne pepper adds even more zing. Enjoy!"
Serving Size: 1 (409 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 10
"DH, who considers himself a tortilla soup connoisseur, said "Baby, this is the best tortilla soup I have ever had, hands down." And then he helped himself to another huge bowl. :) I changed a few small things: 1 bag of frozen southwestern corn mix instead of plain corn; 1 can of green chilis instead of jalapeno; 1 can of tomato paste instead of tomato sauce; omitted the white wine; added a can of drained/rinsed black beans, 4 stalks of celery (chopped), 2 small zuchinnis (sliced thick) and a teaspoon of smoked paprika. Served with sour cream, chips and sliced avocado, then emailed the recipe to everyone I know. Everyone who has tried it, raves about it. Freezes very well. Freeze in portion-sized freezer safe bowls, then take to work and pop in the microwave for a fast, tasty lunch. This is a 10 star recipe. Healthy and delicious."
"Terrific recipe. Just perfect. When I make this, I use one rotisserie chicken, minus skin and bones, of course. It is the perfect quantity of chicken and makes this recipe super fast."
"See edit at bottom:
Wow!!! THIS IS FABULOUS!! Didn't have to adjust very much at all. Used Rotel instead of canned tomatoes, omitted tomato sauce, used my homemade stock (Recipe #24576 Lennie's Rescued Turkey stock) which didn't require me to use canned broth since my stock is concentrated and I add water to that. I was a bit worried as it simmered and I tasted it that it would be too spicy even for us, so I added a dollop of sour cream to our bowls and we both lapped it up. Served with a side of guacamole, sour cream and tortilla chips on the side and crushed in the soup... and salad. What a great cold night meal. We both LOVED this!
ETA: This freezes extremely well! 8/23/2011 - I don't know why I forgot to put stars on so many reviews. Updating to add the very deserved 5 stars to this FABULOUS recipe. I have to say, this is my FAVOURITE recipe here."
"I Loved this easy and delcious recipe! We were in a hurry so I made it vegetarian style without the chicken and it was still wonderful. I did add extra bell pepper and used 3 large jalapenos (and next time I will use even more bell pepper it was so awesome). I served it with a side of different toppings so everyone was able to top it off how they liked such as sliced avacodos, lime wedges, sour cream, shredded cheese, tortilla chips, and fresh jalapeno slices. I also heated up some four tortillas in the iron skillet for dipping, All you need are a couple of Tecate's or some Pinot Noir and you have yourself an awesome dinner."
"Fantastic dish! Super easy & super easy. I served it up with some shredded cheese sprinkled on top along with crushed tortilla chips. Will definitely be making this one again & again!"
"FANTASTIC recipe!! My 19 month old has a dairy allergy and it's hard to find great soups for him--he LOVED this one! I added a can (15oz) of black beans (rinsed and drained), a cup of brown rice, 3 stalks of celery(chopped) and a little ground chipotle (to taste). Plenty of leftovers to freeze, too! Thanks for the great recipe--there aren't enough stars here to give it justice!"
"Very tasty recipe! The only things I differently were to use canned corn (what we had available), add 1/2 cup cilantro ( we love it) and offered some jack cheese as a topper. This is a definite keeper. Thanks!"
"This was GREAT. Warning- it makes a lot (we're only 2 people)...so either cut recipe in half or be prepared to freeze. I'm happy there was a lot extra- can't wait to eat it again. Left out jalepeno because we have a toddler and it was still so good. Easy to make- hardest part was shredding chicken. YUMMY will make again and again. Great for company in the winter!!!"
"My husband and I have been searching for the perfect tortilla soup and this is it!! It's even better than the soup we get at 'El Patio' in Presidio, Texas. Presidio is on the Mexican/ U.S. Border and El Patio is known for it's excellent tortilla soup. 10 stars!"
"Fantastic! Delicious! It is Amazing! We've never had it before, but we love soup and came across this recipe, decided to try it and glad we did! Added the black beans like others mentioned (good for the body) and used two jalapeno's - seeds and all - we like hot, spicy food. Two containers for my freezer but I'm not sure they won't be gone by the end of next week! Thanks for sharing!"
"Very good! This was packed with flavor. I did add about twice the corn and two packets of Sazon seasoning. It really pumped up the spice. I can't believe how healthy this is too! Hoping it freezes well because I have a lot leftover. Thank you!"
"Very tasty and I love that it's healthy!"
"DELISH ..... The guests at our Mexican fiesta asked for the recipe! Its hard to get jalapenos in Canada at this time of year, so I used a tin of green chilies. I increased the amount of corn & like others, I added a tin of black beans. Thanx Valerie!"
"Fantastic soup. I followed the recipe to a tee. Intense flavor, perfect spice combination. I served it with sour cream, shredded cheddar and fried corn tortilla strips on the side, but it really didn't need any of those. Perfect just the way it is."
"Wow! This was very good! I was surprised at the depth of flavor. Will definitely do again. Thanks."
"Just made this soup for the first time. Made just as directed and it was wonderful. Next time I may add some black beans. A real keeper!!!!!"
"I am giving this 4 stars because I had to pump it up. I ended up doubling the spices and adding the leftover cilantro from the fridge. Yum. Definitely will make it again. I garnished it with zesty Doritos and grated old cheddar."
"Excellent!! Especially good the next day! I used green chilies in place of jalapeno and in place of the dry white wine I used Ballatore Moscato Rose (more on the sweet side). When I shredded the chicken I seasoned with garlic salt and splashed with Ballatore Moscato Rose before putting it back in the pot. Oh and due to my pantry I had to use can corn (which worked out fine). I topped each serving with just a dab of sour cream( not to much or it will overtake the soup). It was Wonderful! Thank you for the recipe!! I will use it again for sure!!"
"We thought the soup was good, but still searching for a recipe that is better for us. The initial flavor was great, but it almost seemed to mellow in your mouth and lose it's punch. Hard to explain. Not a rich, deep, or developed flavor."
"This was a great soup! I would definitely make this again!"