find a recipe for Tortilla Soup. I know that sometimes you can find recipes for the actual restaurants so of course I tried this first. I was unable to find their exact recipe so after reading over lots of recipes I decided to pick and chose what I wanted mine to have based on how theirs tasted. The first time was good the second time was just yummy and even though I do not claim to having cracked BJ's secret recipe I think it's a very yummy Tortilla Soup.
Enough talking .... it goes a little something like this!
Michelle's Tortilla Soup
1 diced onion
4 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup diced tomatoes (can or fresh)
1/2 bunch of cilantro finely chopped
2 minced cloves of garlic
1/2 teaspoon of chili pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
7 oz diced green chilis
1 12 oz bag of frozen corn
42 ounces of Swansons chicken broth
28 ounces of water
2 chicken breasts (cut into small pieces)
Corn Tortilla Strips
Monterey Jack Cheese
In a large sauce pan add olive oil, onions, and diced green chilis and cook until onions become translucent.
Add cilantro, tomatoes, garlic, cumin, and chili pepper and stir fry for 3 minutes.
Add chicken broth, corn, water, and chicken cut up and cook on medium heat for 1 1/2 hours. You can cook it for just an hour and it will be ready but I've found the longer it cooks the better it tastes.
Once fully cooked serve in soup bowls and add desired amounts of Avocado, Monterey Jack Cheese, and Corn Tortilla Strips.
Here are some of the (harder to find) items that I used!
**I found the Corn Tortilla Strips in the grocery store over by the bags of prepackaged lettuce.
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