Menestra or Sopa De Verduras (Market Vegetable Soup)

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READY IN: 8hrs
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine all the soup ingredients in a 5-quart slow cooker, cover, and cook on LOW for 7 hours, checking occasionally and add more water (or broth) if needed.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning.
  • While the soup cooks, make the garnishes.
  • Heat a heavy skillet over med-high heat.
  • Add the chiles and toast on both sides, turning occasionally and pressing down with a spatula, until dry and quite dark, but not burned.
  • Remove from the pan.
  • When the chiles are cool enough to handle, crumble into small pieces.
  • In the same skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.
  • Cut the tortillas into 1/2-inch squares and fry until crisp; drain on a paper towel.
  • Serve the soup very hot, garnished with some of the fried tortilla squares, a sprinkle of crumbled chiles, and some cotija cheese.
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