Texas Tortilla Soup

Our Texas Tortilla Soup isn't your average tortilla soup. It's packed with fresh flavor and just waiting for some yummy toppings too.

Everybody needs a go to recipe. That recipe that they almost have the ingredients for and that they can whip up in their sleep. A lot of times, that recipe is also a fan-favorite. So if you don’t have one already, you should consider adding our Texas Tortilla Soup to your repertoire.

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The best recipes are often the simplest and that is definitely the case here. Fresh, diced veggies, chopped chicken, chicken stock and a bunch of classic tortilla soup seasonings. Cook it all in one pan and in about an hour you will have a delicious soup bursting with fresh flavors.

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If you balk at that one hour preparation time, don’t fret. Most of that time is spent with the soup bubbling away on its own, allowing all of those flavors to marry perfectly. What your left with is a tortilla soup that is way, way better than your average tortilla soup. So the people you feed it to may think they are just getting another generic soup, they are actually getting something deliciously different.

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Oh, and did I mention toppings? Because, let’s be honest here, a soup is only as good as what you top it with. And with this being a tortilla soup, it only makes sense to put some nice, crispy tortilla chips in there. The crunch is a nice contrast of texture. We also included some tomatoes, avocados and cilantro for freshness and a little sour cream to bring a creaminess to the whole dish.

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Of course, as good as toppings are, try not to put too many. Then you just end up with something more like soggy tortilla chips. But hey, who am i to judge if that’s how you like your soup. Just enjoy it!

 

Texas Tortilla Soup
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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

Texas Tortilla Soup

Fresh diced veggies, chopped chicken, chicken stock and a bunch of classic tortilla soup seasonings. Cook it all in one pan and in about an hour you will have a delicious soup bursting with fresh flavors.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1/3 cup Oil
  • 1 Large Onion (chopped)
  • 4 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 6 ribs Celery (diced)
  • 2 Large Chicken Breast (chopped into bite size pieces)
  • 1 Medium Jalapeno (chopped)
  • 2 Large Carrots (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Hot Pepper Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 can Tomatoes (diced)
  • 5 cups Chicken Broth
  • Tortilla Chips (crushed)
  • 1 Avocado (chopped)
  • 1 Tomato (chopped)
  • 1 cup Monterrey Jack Cheese (shredded)
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 cup Cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 Lime

Instructions

  • Heat butter and oil in a large pot.
  • Sauté chopped onion, jalapeno, carrots, celery, garlic and chicken until veggies are soft (about 10 minutes).
  • Add spices, hot pepper sauce and flour. Stir well.
  • Add tomatoes and chicken stock.
  • Simmer 1 hour.
  • To serve: Put crushed tortilla chips in bowl.
  • Ladle in soup and top with diced tomato, cheese, fresh cilantro, limes, avocado and sour cream.
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  • Phyllis Thibodeaux Fasel

    That’s exactly the recipe from the old Rotisserie for Beef and Bird Restaurant in Houston. Hmm

    Credit please. It is due.

    • Mandy Landefeld

      Phyllis, I’ve never been to or heard of that restaurant, have lived in Atlanta since 2000 and have never read the Houston paper. A variation of this recipe was shared with me by a fellow Navy wife 18+ years ago when she brought dinner over after I had miscarried. I’ve changed it at least 4 or 5 times since then as I’ve made it over the years so it’s not all that close to this first one she hand wrote. It’s a wonderful recipe.

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