Tortilla Soup for Recipe Friday
I’ve decided to start something new on this blog. I’m going to call it “Recipe Friday.” Instead of my regular post, on Friday I am going to post one of my favorite recipes.
Some might say I should just start another blog for this purpose, because it is unrelated to what I normally post. But when I think about all of the stories in the Bible that revolve around food, and the fact that Jesus is the Bread of Life, I think it is a natural addition to this blog.
So here is my first recipe. It is one I got from my mother-in-law. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
2-3 chicken breasts, boiled and shredded
Broth from boiling chicken, plus 1 can chicken broth
1 medium onion, diced
1-2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 Tblsp butter or margarine
1 Tblsp olive oil
1 can diced tomatoes
1 cup salsa
1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 cup Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack cheese, cubed
1 avocado, chopped
Saute onions and garlic in melted butter and olive oil. Add chicken broth, chicken, tomatoes, salsa, chipotle peppers, sugar and cilantro. Simmer 20 minutes.
A note about chipotle peppers: These come in a small can with 8 – 10 per can. They can either be chopped (if you want really hot soup) or allowed to just float around in the soup. However, I actually substitute chipotle salsa (increasing salsa to 1 ½ cups) plus add a teaspoon of dried chipotle pepper. But using the whole chipotle does make for a bit spicier soup.
To serve the soup, layer tortilla chips, cheese cubes, and avocado in the bottom of the bowl, add hot soup, and top with a spoonful of sour cream.
I have directed my wife to this post, as she is a huge fan of soups. It sounds very good and I can’t wait to try it. Thanks!
Ben, Next week is going to be homemade Potato Soup. If you and your wife like soups, you will enjoy both! Peace, Linda
Linda! Thank you so much for recipe Friday! I always need new ideas, and this sounds like a great one. And I think it fits great too. After all, your blog is about “faith, life, family, music and whatever else crosses your mind.” 🙂 God bless you for sharing this! deb