Mexican Tortilla Soup, made Easy

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I’m on a massive soup kick! It feels so nourishing to seat – but while I love a good slow cooked meal – sometimes you really do need it quick!

Here’s the secret to making this soup quick and easy – firstly we’re using canned goods, simple enough – but also what you do is to make a homemade stock the night before and set it to cook while you sleep. It’s going to pack in so much flavour, that when it comes to making your soup – it takes little effort to make it amazing!

You can do a chicken stock or do a veggie stock, with 6 cups of water, 2 large carrots, 1 onion, some garlic and herbs.

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The soup itself starts with 3 flavours: onion, garlic and cilantro stems. Once they saute soft, you just add in your cans of beans, tomato and pour in that lovely homemade stock! And you are good to go!

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Normally in a tortilla soup, you’d add on sliced tortilla wraps, baked crisp in the oven. But I discovered a quicker way – tortilla chips. Super crunchy and salty, I love it. Look for a better brand, made well – and you’re all good! I like the way better snacks. 

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Quick & Dirty Mexican Tortilla Soup Recipe 

ingredients:

  • 1 can plum tomato
  • 1 can black bean
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 4 cups stock (veg or chicken)
  • bag of tortilla chips (like this)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil for sautéing
  • salt and pepper to taste

directions:

  • dice the onion, garlic and cilantro stems only
  • reserve the cilantro tips
  • heat up the olive oil and add the spices
  • sauté the onion, garlic and cilantro stems for 3-5 minutes until soft
  • add the can of beans and tomato
  • cook for 1 minute and add salt and pepper to taste
  • pour in the stock and cook down for 10 minutes
  • check for salt
  • turn off the heat, add the cilantro tips

toppings:

serve this soup with different toppings, like

  • avocado slices
  • diced tomato, shredded lettuce
  • sour cream
  • grated cheese
  • jalapeno peppers

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