Hello folks, and welcome back to the All Things Southern kitchen. I was happy to see winter come and I’ll be happy to see it go. Can I get a witness? That said, I do want y’all to be prepared in case we have a few more cold nights. So, I offer you my Almost Homemade Mexican Tortilla Soup. I’m a big fan of the new Swanson flavored broths. This recipe came from the Box of Mexican Tortilla Flavor Infused Broth — with a few of my little tweaks. It hit the spot, y’all. Let me show y’all how to stir it up for your hungry bunch.
“Almost Homemade Mexican Tortilla Soup”
5-6 chicken breasts, roasted and deboned
2 cups of the holy trinity (diced celery, onions, peppers)
2 tablespoons butter
1 (32 ounce) carton Swanson Mexican Tortilla Flavor Infused Broth
2 cups frozen corn
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 (15.5 ounce) jar of your favorite salsa
1 can black beans (drained)
2 tablespoons crushed jalapenos
2 teaspoons minced garlic
*optional toppings: grated sharp cheddar, diced green onions, chopped cilantro, sour cream
We’ll begin by sautéing two cups of diced onion, celery and pepper, (the Holy Trinity.) I’ve already roasted about five chicken breasts. I rubbed them down with cajun seasonings, roasted them in a 350 degree oven for about forty-five minutes and pulled the meat off the bones into bite-size pieces.
To get our soup on, we’ll scoop these sautéed veggies into a big soup pot and add our carton of Mexican tortilla infused broth, two cups of frozen corn, a can of tomato paste, a jar of our favorite salsa and a can of washed and drained black beans. We’ll stir this well and add our pulled chicken and season with two tablespoons of diced jalapenos and two teaspoons of minced garlic. Bring it all to a boil, turn it down and let it simmer a good thirty to an hour for the flavors to mingle. That’s it! Serve over a bed of chips with your favorite toppings. We used grated sharp cheddar, diced green onions, chopped cilantro, and sour cream!
Enjoy my Almost Homemade Mexican Tortilla Soup, y’all. It’s good eating from the All Things Southern kitchen to yours!
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