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best tortilla soup

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Erika Orrantia
Sahuarita, AZ

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 rating)
yield 6 -8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For best tortilla soup

  • 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
    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.