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I made two batches, following the recipe exactly, and damn it was good! Both times it turned out great!
I followed the recipe exactly, and the tortilla soup was so tasty! This will be added to our rotation. Thanks for sharing!
Yay! I’m so glad you like it, Erin!
Fantastic, Tammy, I’m so glad you like the soup!
Amazing. I threw some kale in to boost up my greens and it was awesome!
Great idea to add kale to the soup, Cori, so glad you liked it!
I haven’t make the soup yet but I bought it at a Mexican restaurant and I really love it. For me is the best soup ever, they are really delicious
First time making it here and it already makes the house smell amazing and tastes amazing too I put green enchilada sauce in it instead of the green chilies because I didn’t have any I forgot them at the store but it taste amazing I’m going to make cornbread and then dinner is served YUMMY
I love tortilla soup and have never attempted to make it at home, tried this recipe following every step and it was so easy! Served as a starter for 10 people Mexican dish themed dinner (amuse-bouche portions) and it was a hit! Will definitely make it again as main course!
I made this tonight. I usually made a first time recipe exactly but I am not eating fried tortillas so I baked mine with cooking spray and some chili powder then put garlic and cumin in the oil that I used for everything else. I liked it. I did puree the beans to make it creamy. I will make it again.
This is my favorite Tortilla Soup recipe! It’s so delicious!
I didn’t really follow the recipe so giving a five star rating might be misleading, but what I wound up with was very delicious and certainly deserving of that. I used bacon grease for making the chips, which I feared would wind up overwhelming but wasn’t really. The chips just tasted like tortilla chips, no bacon flavor that I noticed, and the tomato broth wound up with just the tiniest hint of bacon. A small can of tomato paste, chicken bullion, onion and garlic and paprika powders, a handful of grated cheese on top afterwards. I can only imagine how good it would have been with actual chicken broth and chopped garlic, because it was amazing as is. I was aiming for one meal for myself, but wound up with extra for tomorrow. If I had any shredded chicken, I might have added it, but I’m honestly glad I didn’t because there was plenty of soup without it.
Always love simply recipes and this chicken tortilla soup is amongst our favorites. Would love to see an instant pot variation though!
Hi, Adrienne! I’m Summer, an editor here at Simply Recipes. Thanks for the comment and the great suggestion we’ll add it to our list!
I’ve been making this soup for 10 years and it’s my family’s favorite! I’ve tweaked it here and there and make 12 quarts at a time. I’ve found that starting off with a home made chicken stock adds even more flavor and is a cure for the common cold! Lol. I also add 3 bunches of organic cilantro to the broth while simmering, corn chips and lime for added flavor. A packet of Taco seasoning seems to be the perfect spice mixture with the fire roasted tomatoes.. I make a lot of this soup and it freezes really well. I stumbled upon this recipe after buying an untasty can of tortilla soup by a world renowned chef. I was so disappointed I thought to myself , “I can do better than this!” With this recipe, oh yes I can Thank you!
Haven’t tried it but was wondering about the chilie’s I am not fond of really hot food, my tummy does not react well. Could I use chili powder instead and perhaps a small amount of Jalapeno pepper. This sounds good. my daughter makes it all the time and I don’t mind it if it is not to spicey.
In my experience, Anaheim and Poblano chilies aren’t perceptibly spicy with the seeds removed. I recommend using one of those and adding whatever small amount of spicy you do want with chili powder. You could use chili powder on its own, but do keep in mind that the substitution would have a huge effect on the texture of the soup.
Very good!!! Will make again.
Absolutely delicious! I made this last night and the only change I made was adding a cup of corn. My five year old wanted it in her lunchbox today. :) I’ll definitely make this again!
Great recipe! So much flavor. I added 1/2 cup black beans and 1/2 cup corn. Followed the recipe otherwise. I definitely will make again
I’m so glad you liked the soup Cecile! Love the addition of black beans and corn.
Great recipe. I never heard of frying the strips first to use the oil as a starting base. The only thing I feel is missing here is cumin. Cumin gives it its trademark flavor.
Thanks Robbie! Cumin would make a terrific addition. Easy to add.
Amazing soup! I have other tortilla soup recipes I like and this is now a fave! Nice consistency. Used pepper jack cheese and a whole jalapeño pepper, diced. The fresh tortilla strips are key. Used Trader Joe’s diced and fire roasted tomatoes and their chicken (shredded it) to make it easier. Yum!! Definitely will make this again. Husband is a big fan of this recipe … as am I.
Can of refried beans add to the soup????
That would definitely make the soup creamy.
I’m Hispanic and i approve this recipe lol no really tho super good thank you!! If ur not a big fan of the diced tomato I would blend it like someone mentioned I will probably do that next time. This is a good based recipe bc i didn’t have one… you can always add more stuff. Thank you again!