Pastor Tom's Tortilla Soup Okay,
I give up! All my members keep asking for my famous tortilla soup recipe. Here
it is. Muy Bueno!
can tomatoes 1 medium onion, cut up
2 clove garlic 4 tablespoons snipped cilantro 1/2 teaspoon sugar 8 cups chicken broth 1 1/2 lbs chicken breast cut up
2 or 3 *chipotle peppers and little adobo sauce
shredded Monterey jack cheese avocados cut up Tortilla chips Sour cream
In blender combine undrained tomatoes, onion, garlic,
cilantro, and sugar. Cover and blend till nearly smooth. Put mixture into a
large pot with chicken broth, chicken and chipotle peppers. Bring to boiling;
cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Put crunched tortilla chips in a bowl with cheese,
avocados, and sour cream (omit if desired) . Ladle soup over; serve immediately.
Makes 8 or 10 servings.
* I'm sure people are wondering what is a chipolte
pepper. It is a smoked jalapeño. It is usually found in adobo sauce. Do not
think the soup will taste good without it. It is the reason why my soup recipe
is so good. If you can't find chipolte peppers in your store
here to find the brand I use. By the way this is an original recipe. Tell me
what you think.
I make my famous tortilla soup with my special tips
"Thank you for the wonderful tortilla soup recipe. It is
easy, fool proof and delicious every time! I actually left the cilantro out
and added it after the soup was cooked -- I prefer it uncooked and just
warmed in the soup... FANTASTIC I can't wait to try your other recipes."
"I found this site last year and have been making the soup
ever since. At least 2x a month in the beginning. I tweak it a bit by adding
lime and corn. I add the peppers with the other ingredients and puree it
instead of adding it to the soup alone. I think it tastes better that way.
But it's a great recipe! My ex-mother in law had a Mexican restaurant and
her Tortilla Soup was no where near this. Nope, yours is so much tastier."
"Since our husbands were going away to a men's retreat for
the weekend I invited my girlfriends over for some Tortilla soup and movies.
I hated the lengthy recipe I had and chose to "look" around and found yours.
What a blessing! Everyone loved it and I have had to forward the recipe on
to everyone who has tried it! When the men returned from their amazing
retreat they demanded a repeat dinner! Thanks and keep up the great work!"
"I tried this recipe because it had such high praise.
ABSOLUTELY CORRECT! Best soup EVER! Just a variation: I took the chilies
themselves out as soon as I thought it was too spicy (I tasted one too many
times). Also, I took the chicken mixture, and blended it in a food processor
to make shredded chicken instead of the chunks and add some more thickness.
SOOOOOOO INCREDIBLY GOOD. I printed the page out and taped it to my
"Being a Mexican, I usually don't agree with the
"American-Way" of cooking Mexican Food, however, I have to admit that this soup
is just delicious! I have made it three times and of course, I eat mine with
lots of chipotle! My husband is an American and he is happy with the recipe
"Okay. I tried your soup , and the first time I was not pleased
with it, but that was my fault: I put in green chilies because I had a hard time
finding chipolte peppers at any of the 5 stores I went to. I was at Wal-Mart
where I did not expect to find them and to my surprise they had them. I tried it
a second time and will continue making this soup; it tasted great."
"My husband and I just finished two bowls each of your
delicious tortilla soup recipe, and it was fantastic! Your website is great and
it's content sparked some great dinner conversation."
"I have tried tortilla soups in fancy restaurants and I
thought that was best soup I ever had but praise God I found your wonderful
recipe. Yesterday I prepared it for my husband who is half German and half
Norwegian. We both love Mexican food and what a surprise! Your recipe is the
best in the WORLD!"
Gladys M. Lein
"I'm writing from the UK where chipolte peppers are hard to
come by. Fortunately, I had some frozen away and when I followed your recipe I
realised what made a tortilla soup I had in San Diego a few years ago so great -
that's my missing taste. Thanks for your inspiration and best wishes."
"Wow, your tortilla soup was the hit of my Christmas Dinner.
It is wonderful--and if possible--even better the second day! When my boyfriend
made a "trial run" of the recipe before Christmas, he didn't follow the recipe
carefully (must be like asking directions) and added the entire can of peppers
and adobo sauce. HOT!!!!! We ate every last bite, but had smoke and flames
coming out of our ears and mouths each time! Thanks for a great recipe!"
"You can add my vote. It is the best tortilla soup I've ever
had, and so simple!
"I made this for my family last night and they
loved it. Thank you for sharing. It is a good thing when your 8 year old says,
"This is a keeper Mom.""
"Thank you so much, I made it and it is without a doubt the
best soup we have ever had."
"I made the tortilla
as surprise gift for my sister at her baby shower. Believe me! she didn't want
anybody to see or taste it, she wanted it all for herself! Everybody who ate the
soup really wanted the recipe too. You were right! I tasted the soup without the
chipolte peppers and it is so much better with them. It gives it an extra
"Kick". I burned my mouth so bad trying the chipolte pepper! Extremely
HOT! I think your soup stole the show."
"I made your soup this weekend and I must say that it was THE BEST
tortilla soup I have ever had and being raised in Texas I have had plenty! I think you
are exactly right about the Chipotle peppers, they absolutely do make it! At any
rate thanks for taking the time to post it on the Web."