BEST tortilla soup

Erika Orrantia


My sister first gave me this recipe and I made it my own---always gets RAVE reviews!
(please note: photo shown is one from online but looks VERY similar).


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    bite sized pork bits
  • 6 c
    chicken broth
  • 14.08 oz
    canned diced tomatos
  • 1/2-1
    jalepeno (de-veined and seeded)
  • 1
    medium onion
  • 1 bunch
    fresh cilantro (small fist full)
  • 3 clove
  • 1
    zucchini (diced)
  • 1 can(s)
    drained pinto beans *optional, as i often make the recipe without beans
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/8 pkg
    angel hair pasta
  • 2 c
    mexican cheese (chihuahua or other)
  • ·
    tortilla chips (crumbled or in small strips)
  • 1 or 2
    avocados (sliced on top for garnish)
  • 4

How to Make BEST tortilla soup


  1. Combine chicken broth and pork bits and cook on medium high heat.
  2. In blender puree: diced tomatos, onion, garlic, cilantro, jalepeno (seeded and de-veined).

    After pureed, combine with chicken broth.
  3. Add to pot: diced zuccini, corn, beans*, and break pasta into small bite sized pieces.
  4. Simmer soup until zuccinni is soft and pork is cooked through.
  5. Just before eating in individual bowls,top soup with tortilla chips, small handful of cheese, and squeeze half a lime.

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About BEST tortilla soup

Course/Dish: Bean Soups Other Soups Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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