Southwest Tortellini Chowder

Recipe by SharleneW
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READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 3
    (10 1/2 ounce) cans condensed chicken broth
  • 1 12
    cups mild chunky-style salsa or 1 1/2 cups picante sauce
  • 12
    teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 2
    (9 ounce) packages refrigerated meat-filled tortellini or (9 ounce) packages cheese-filled egg tortellini (or 1 16-oz. pg.s frozen--if you use frozen see note below)
  • 1
    (1 lb) package frozen corn, broccoli and red pepper blend
  • 1
    (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 14
    cup chopped fresh cilantro
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large saucepan combine broth, salsa and orange peel.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce to low and simmer 3 minutes.
  • Stir in tortellini and vegetables.
  • Raise heat and cook over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until tortellini and vegetables are ender.
  • Stir in milk and salt to taste.
  • Heat a few more minutes until nice and hot, but do not boil.
  • Serve garnished with fresh cilantro.
  • Note: If you use frozen tortellini, add before the vegetables and cook for 4 to 5 minutes before you add vegetables and then cook until vegetables are done.
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