Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Tortilla Soup Recipe (sort of)

Here's what's so darn funny about my tortilla Soup recipe - it's not even from scratch.

I start with two containers of Panera's Low Fat Tortilla soup. (I get it at Sam's). Additional ingredients:

16 ounces of low salt Swanson's Chicken Broth
8 medium size Campari tomatoes - diced
20 small golden sweet tomatoes - quartered
2 cups of frozen super sweet corn - not on the cob
1 package of boneless skinless chicken tenders

1/2 cup chunky salsa - whichever your fave is, I go with Jack's Special Medium (Sam's or Costco)
3 tablespoons fresh minced garlic
Webers Smoky Mesquite Seasoning - 1 teaspoon
Tone's Southwest Chipotle Seasoning (or Spice Islands Chili-Chipotle Seasoning) - to taste
Parsley - just looks impressive floating around the soup, doesn't really add anything.

Sargento's Mexican Blend Cheese
Fresh avocado cubed
Tortilla chips or strips

I sauteed the chicken tenders in olive oil and the Chipotle dressing using the Chicken Broth keep the meat moist. Once the chicken if fully cooked and coated with the seasoning, I dice it into bite size pieces. I toss everything into a large pot and let it come to almost a boil stirring every few minutes then I cut the heat and let it simmer. Garnish as desired and done. 

It's 82 degrees outside today but who else has a soup recipe to share?


BklynBajan said...

I just realized its been such a mild winter (knock on wood) that even when I was sick I haven't made soup this season at all. I'll come back later to share one of my favorites.

TrulyPC said...

Yum! Thanks for the recipe.

I have been on a healthy kick but I am a person that craves flavor in my healthy food.  I have a quick and easy lentil soup that I make when I know I need to be good but the taste buds need to be satisfied as well. This soup can be modified so many different ways and I love it. 

Lentil Soup Recipe:

1 cups lentils
4 cups water (add or decrease water depending on how thin you want your soup)
1-2 cloves garlic(minced) 
1/2 small onion 
1/4 red pepper (med)
1/4 green pepper (med)
1/4  tsp cumin
1/2 tsp italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
cayenne pepper (optional)

I saute onion and garlic in about 2 tbsp olive oil then I add water and rinsed lentils into that pot and let the pot come to a boil.  I the remaining ingredients and let them simmer for 20-25 minutes depending on lentil tenderness.  This soup is great blended as well which I do with a handheld blender while it's in the pot.  

Oh. Garnish is whatever I have the taste for.  I have added Salsa/Fresh lime juice/diced tomato-onion-Italian parsley/seasoned croutons (when blended).  It is really up to you.


MsJamie14 said...

Yes! Thanks! I absolutely adore Tortilla Soup! I don't have a Sam's Club membership, so I'll have to do some digging as to where I can find the Panera soup. 

rozb said...

Chicken Corn Chowder

The Main Ingredients:
Boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked, diced
Eight slices of bacon
Red potatoes, rinsed peel on, diced to bite-size pieces
Diced red onion
One bunch of kale, chopped
One large can sweet corn

The Base Ingredients:
One large container chicken broth
1.2 cup of flour
1/2 stick butter

Spices to Taste:
Sea salt
Coarse ground black pepper
Garlic powder
Crushed red pepper

In large stock pot, cook bacon until crisp and can be broken up, then add butter to melt. In a large bowl, slowly add flour to broth, stirring to ensure no lumps form. Add spices to melted butter and saute. Add broth/flour mixture, and all the other ingredients (except kale). Add water to just cover everything in stock pot, and cover. Bring mixture to a low boil, then lower heat to simmer. Cook until potatoes are fork-tender, then add kale. Simmer until ready to serve.

Best served with a crusty Italian or French bread and Coronas.

Monna said...

Love it. So Printing this one.

Jeannette said...

No soup recipe but i'm being dubbed the Crock Pot Queen by my friends..... Everyone and I mean EVERYONE has raving review about this recipe.

Crock Pot Ribs

4lbs of Short Ribs
1 Cup of Brown Sugar
1/2 cup of water
1 cup of Soy Sauce
5 whole Jalapeno Peppers (it doesn't make it hot/spicy but gives it a smoky flavor). Don't cut the jalapeno peppers

Cook on low for 8 hours....but that bad boy in before you go to sleep and in the morning it's ready.

It's honestly the best... i swear on 3 pit bull puppies.

M Dot said...

Printing this to try in my test kitchen

Earthangel172 said...

 :printing out now::

Thanks for sharing.

GammasWorld said...

As one who thinks the Soup Natzi had the best restaurant idea in a while, I'm going to make this.  I love soup and have recently started making more of my own.  Thanks for posting and feel better.  Hoping someone can pick me up that Panera soup as I don't have a membership  at either of the clubs. 


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