Food You Can Eat: Tortilla Soup

Another easy, tasty, and flexible recipe.

Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a pan and sauté 2-4 cloves of minced garlic, 3 tablespoons cumin, and a 1-pound bag of onion and pepper frozen stir fry mix (or slice and sauté 2 onions and 3 bell peppers of assorted colors). Cook until soft.

Mix in a 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes and (depending on your heat preference) 2 to 4 cans of drained, chopped green chilies (4-ounce size). Add 14-28 ounces of vegetable broth and 11-22 ounces of frozen or drained canned corn, depending upon your desired “thickness” (photo has 28 ounces of broth). Salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, then turn heat to low and simmer for at least 30 minutes.

Serve topped with any assortment of sliced avocado, the dreaded cilantro, tortilla chips, sour cream, or shredded cheese.  You do you with the toppings; @Myopicprophet can use double the avocado, his personal stash of hot peppers, and no dairy; @Butcherbakertoiletrymaker can omit the avocado and cilantro, etc…

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  1. I don’t mean to hijack the discussion of this delicious soup, but speaking of avocado, I happened to be watching this episode of Master Chef Italia (sadly not sub-titled):

    and one of the contestants makes a spaghetti with avocado and pesto. The reaction shots of the judges are priceless. By the way, the Howie Mandel-lookalike judge who seems to be running the show is Joe Bastianich, son of Lidia and former business partner of disgraced Mario Batali. Joe Bastianich was born in Queens but such is the Bastianich success that he has been re-adopted by the Bel Paese.

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