Chicken Tortilla Soup
Tonight I made some delicious chicken tortilla soup for my mom, she has been wanting it for days… so I figured, why not?
Here is the recipe I used: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-tortilla-soup-i/?extkb=1
I highly recommend it, with a couple twists.
What I love love love about making soup is the fact that you can totally make it your own, and personalize it to your family’s tastes.
I added red beans to the recipe (rinsed and drained), I added more chicken broth, and no water. I probably used way more chili powder than it said, I didn’t measure it. I replaced the Oregano with Cumin, and I didn’t add the cilantro. I also just used the whole can of hominy instead of just throwing away some of it. I also had it simmer way longer than 40 minutes, closer to a couple of hours. It made the house smell great!
As for toppings, we got some sliced avocado, shredded cheese and tortilla strips.
For the tortilla strips I covered them in a mixture of melted butter, chili powder, and garlic powder melted together. They were probably one of my favorite parts of the meal, if I were gonna be honest.