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Smoky Spiced Tortilla Soup

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Category: Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 4 tb Peanut oil
  • 1 md Onion; diced
  • 4 md Cloves garlic; minced
  • 4 Corn tortillas (6"); chopped
  • 1 Canned chipotle chile in
  • -adobo sauce; drained
  • 1 tb Cumin, ground
  • 1/2 c Amber ale
  • 5 lg Tomatoes; chopped (3 lb)
  • 1 sm Cilantro bunch; stemmed
  • 1 qt Chicken stock
  • ;salt & pepper to taste


Chicken breast; cook/shred
Tortilla strips; crisp fried
Sour cream
Cilantro sprigs

1. In a large saucepan or in a stock pot, heat oil over medium heat. Saute
onion and garlic just until tender, about 5 minutes.

2. Add tortillas and saute until soft, about 3 minutes. Stir in chipotle
chile and cumin; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in ale and loosen any browned
bits at the bottom of the pot with a fork. Add tomatoes and cilantro, and
cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes release their juices, about 10

3. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook,
uncovered, for 30 minutes. Let soup cool slightly.

4. In a blender or food processor, puree soup in several batches. Return
soup to pot and reheat. Season with salt and pepper.

5. Ladle soup into serving bowls. Garnish with shredded chicken, tortilla
strips, sour cream and/or cilantro sprigs, as desired.

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