Thick and Chunky Tortilla Soup

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Ingredients 15
  • Servings 5

Ingredients

1
tablespoon oil
1
cup chopped onions
2
garlic cloves, minced
4
medium sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (4 cups)
3
cups chicken broth
1/2
teaspoon cumin
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2
teaspoon chili powder
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
3
(6-inch) corn tortillas, cut into 1x1/2-inch strips
Nonstick cooking spray
1
(14.5-oz.) can stewed tomatoes, undrained, cut up
1
cup frozen corn
1
(4.5-oz.) can Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles
3
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. In Dutch oven or 4-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat until hot. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir 5 to 7 minutes or until onions are tender.
  • 2
    Stir in sweet potatoes, broth, cumin, oregano, chili powder and ground red pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, arrange tortilla strips in single layer on ungreased cookie sheet. Lightly spray strips with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 375°F. for 8 to 12 minutes or until light brown and crisp. Cool on paper towels. Set aside.
  • 4
    Carefully transfer 2 1/2 cups hot sweet potato mixture to food processor bowl with metal blade or blender container; process until smooth. Return mixture to Dutch oven. Stir in tomatoes, corn, chiles and cilantro. Cook over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.
  • 5
    To serve, ladle soup into 5 individual soup bowls. Top each with crisp tortilla strips.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • Cilantro is the green leaves of the coriander plant. The spicy flavor of cilantro is modified when it is used in cooked foods.
  • Add flavor, color and vitamins to soups and stews by thickening them with pureed cooked vegetables instead of flour or cornstarch.
  • While the soup simmers on the stove top, whip up a pan of cornbread. Chilled lemon or lime-flavored mineral water makes a refreshing beverage for this spicy main dish.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
810mg
34%
Total Carbohydrate
48g
16%
Dietary Fiber
7g
28%
Sugars
10g
Protein
8g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
430%
430%
Vitamin C
50%
50%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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