Friday, January 15, 2010

Mama Holli's Texas Tortilla Soup

Since the weather is a little chilly....
how about some nice
Are you in?
I thought so!
Listen up Mexican Cooking Mamas!
Holli Tamale 
is in
la cocina!
She is cooking up

Here we go amigos!
Don Your Sombrero

Texas Tortilla Soup
1 small chopped onion
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup oil
4 garlic cloves minced
3 large carrots sliced
4 ribs of celery diced
1 lb diced raw chicken breasts
4 chicken bouillon cubes
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1 can of Rotel tomatoes
1/2 cup flour
1 can diced tomatoes
4 cans of chicken broth
1 cup of chopped cilantro
sour cream and tortilla chips to garnish

Heat butter and oil in a large soup pot.  Add to the pot onions, celery, carrots, garlic and chicken.  Let that simmer on medium heat for 8 minutes.  Next add cumin, chili powder, salt, rotel, and flour.  Stir well.  Slowly add all remaining ingredients and simmer on low for 1 hour.  Stir every 10-15 minutes to prevent sticking as the broth will become thicker as it cooks.  Ladle in bowls and top with crushed tortilla chips and sour cream if so desired.

I can honestly say I have concocted many
a tortilla soup recipes over the years
and this by far is my favorite!
Not only is it my favorite but
it is the easiest to prepare!

Last note!
In case you are not familiar
I have provided a photo!
This is a staple in every
Texas Mama's Pantry!
Look for it near the canned tomatoes
at your grocery store!
Some of my Tree Hugging Colorado friends
did not know what this was!
So don't let anyone stop you
from  enjoying
 a big bowl of
simmering soup!
Not even.....
The Soup Nazi!
"No soup for you!
You come back in 
one year!"

Adios Amigos!