Thursday, June 26, 2008

Tortilla Soup

8 tbs. canola oil
1 diced onion
4-6 minced garlic cloves (I use the jar of garlic)
2 - 14oz. cans of diced tomatoes
8 cups chicken stock
1 8oz. bag of My Nana's Tortilla Strips (found in deli or chips aisle)
3/4 tbsp. ground cumin
1/2 tbs. chili powder
4 bay leaves
14oz. can of corn
4 chicken breast cooked/shredded (I cook mine in the crock pot)

Using a 6-8 qt. soup pot, preheat canola oil. Lightly sauté onions and minced garlic in oil.
Add canned tomatoes w/ juice and chicken stock to the onions and garlic, gently stir.
Add cumin, chili powder and bay leaves, bring to boil.
Reduce heat to a simmer. Add corn and shredded chicken.
Simmer for an additional 15 min.
Serve in bowl, garnish and sprinkle with My Nana's Tortilla Strips on top.

Optional garnishes: cilantro, diced avocado, grated cheese, sour cream. Enjoy!

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