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  • Serves: 8 Servings

The Mansion's Tortilla Soup

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Category: Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 3 tb Corn oil
  • 4 Corn tortillas; coarsely
  • -chopped
  • 6 Cloves garlic; finely
  • -chopped
  • 1 tb Fresh epazote; chopped
  • (or 1 tablespoon chopped
  • -fresh cilantro)
  • 1 c Fresh onion puree
  • 2 c Fresh tomato puree
  • 1 tb Cumin powder
  • 2 ts Chili powder
  • 2 Whole bay leaves
  • 4 tb Canned tomato puree
  • 2 qt Chicken stock
  • Salt; to taste
  • Cayenne pepper; to taste
  • 1 Cooked chicken breast; cut
  • -in strips
  • 1 Avocado; peel, seed & cube
  • 1 c Cheddar cheese; shredded
  • 3 Corn tortillas, cut in
  • -strips; fried crisp


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.

Saute tortillas with garlic and epazote over medium heat until tortillas
are soft. Add onion and fresh tomato puree and bring to a boil. Add cumin,
chili powder, bay leaves, canned tomato puree, and chicken stock. Bring to
a boil again, then reduce heat to simmer. Add salt and cayenne pepper to
taste and cook, stirring frequently, for 30 minutes. Skim fat from surface,
if necessary.

Strain and pour into warm soup bowls. Garnish each bowl with an equal
portion of chicken breast, avocado, shredded cheese, and crisp tortilla
strips. Serve immediately.

Soup may be made one day ahead and gently reheated before serving with

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