Tortilla Soup


This soup reminds me of chili because of the “kick” in flavor. It’s got spunk, baby. The chicken adds a nice mild touch, though, and the lime juice contributes a freshness. So, we’ve got a kicky spunky yet mild fresh soup. Diagram that sentence. Lots of adjectives, baby! Yes, friends, baby is the word of the day. So, whip yourselves up some tortilla soup, baby. It’s muy bueno!!


1 t butter

1/2 c chopped onion

2 c chicken broth

1 6-oz. can tomato paste

1 10-oz. can enchilada sauce

1 c cooked chicken, shredded or cut in chunks

1 10-oz. pkg. frozen corn

1/4 t red pepper flakes

salt and pepper to taste

1 fresh lime, juiced

3 soft corn or flour tortillas (cut in strips) and/or fried tortilla strips

garnish: avocado, Mexican cheese, lime wedges, cilantro


In large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook onions until tender, 5 minutes or so. Add broth and tomato paste and whisk until smooth. Add enchilada sauce, chicken, corn, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Turn heat to low and simmer at least 15 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Right before serving, stir in juice from fresh lime and soft tortilla strips (and/or top with fried tortilla strips). Serve soup with your choice of fried tortilla strips, avocado, cheese, lime wedges and cilantro.

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2 Responses to Tortilla Soup

  1. Terri @ that's some good cookin' says:

    Feed me, Seymour, feed me. Feed me all night long. Carol, this looks delicious!

    I’m also sending a little appreciation your way. I am passing on an award called the Liebster award. Head on over to my blog to see what it’s about.

    Have I ever said ‘thank you’ for having such a nice place to visit? It’s peaceful and calm here…and you make good food that I like to make at my house.

    • Carol says:

      As always, Terri, you are so kind AND so funny! Love the Seymour reference. hee hee Thanks, too, for the feedback. I love that the site is a nice place to come, and I love that you visit!! I’m so glad that we are friends. :)

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