Friday, September 27, 2013

Tortilla Soup (Trisha Yearwood's)

Our weather has turned!   Last week, I had the air-conditioner on to cool the house down before we went to bed.
Last night the Handyman made a fire in the fireplace and we lounged around it, reading books, taking a cat nap before going to bed.  It was 57 in our house before the fire,  67 by the time we went to bed.  I have this thing about not needing heat before October! We can handle this for a few more days.  (maybe)

But to take the chill off  you should try this soup.
It's mmmm....mmmmm good!

Trisha Yearwood's Tortilla  Soup


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 14oz cans chicken broth
  • 4 cups half-and-half (or low fat millk)
  • 1 cup prepared salsa
  • 4 chicken breasts (boneless skinless (already cooked))
  • 1 15oz can kidney beans
  • 1 15oz can black beans
  • 1 15oz can corn
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 package fajita seasoning
  • 1 15oz can cream of chicken soup


Step 1
Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the garlic and the onion and saute until softened, 5 minutes. Add the flour and stir well, cooking for 1 minute more. Add the broth and the half-and-half. Stir in the cream of chicken soup, salsa, chicken, beans, corn, cumin and fajita seasoning. Continue to simmer over low heat for 15 minutes.
Step 2
Crumble the tortilla chips into individual bowls and top with a ladle of soup. Sprinkle each serving with cheese and add a dollop of sour cream.

We liked it very much.  Maybe one of the top  Tortilla soups that I've had...and I usually liked  'fried' tortilla strips in it, not tortilla chips OR  'raw' tortilla strips.  But I liked the crunch of the chips with the cheese on top of this soup.


Karen said...

That has a little bit of everything in it! Looks good :)

Susan Lindquist said...

Yup! That's a soup for a busy day when you're out all day and need some warmth inside and out upon coming home ... aren't the first fires of the season so cozy ?! We've had our first couple, but we, too, try to wait as long as possible before starting in with the furnace and fires.

bermudaonion said...

It is gorgeous here! I went to the Virginia Tech - Georgia Tech game Thursday night wearing jeans and a t-shirt (maroon, of course). I carried a sweatshirt with me but never needed it. It was a glorious night for football!

That soup looks delicious. I have a friend who loves Yearwood's cookbook and uses it all the time.

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