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    Spicy Tortilla Soup

    Spicy Tortilla Soup. Photo by daisy M

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    55 mins

    15 mins

    40 mins

    daisy M's Note:

    This recipe is from 'Mexico- One plate at a time' by Rick Bayless. It is very different from the usual tortilla soups. The soup is quite thin but so flavorful & spicy. I added cumin although the actual recipe does not call for it.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    To serve

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cut tortillas into 1/4 inch strips.
    2. 2
      Bake at 400 degrees until golden brown and crisp.
    3. 3
      Add oil to a saucepan and heat.
    4. 4
      When hot, add the dried chiles and quickly fry for 30 sec until they crisp up.
    5. 5
      Remove and drain on paper towels.
    6. 6
      Add garlic and onion to the oil.
    7. 7
      Reduce heat and cook them until golden.
    8. 8
      Add them along with chiles to a food processor.
    9. 9
      Add tomatoes to the food processor.
    10. 10
      Blend all into a smooth puree.
    11. 11
      Set a saucepan over medium heat.
    12. 12
      Add puree and keep stirring until the puree thickens to a dark red paste (takes almost 10 minutes).
    13. 13
      Now add the broth, cumin and epazote to the paste.
    14. 14
      Mix well.
    15. 15
      Bring to a boil and then cover partially and simmer over a low flame for 30 minutes.
    16. 16
      Season with salt.
    17. 17
      Divide cheeses and avocado among soup bowls.
    18. 18
      Add a ladle of soup and top with some tortilla chips and cilantro.
    19. 19
      Serve lime slices alongside.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 15, 2007

      45

      i like the avocado,but fresh tosted tortillas make it dam goood and add fresh tomatos before serving make it....rob

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    Nutritional Facts for Spicy Tortilla Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (615 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 492.4
     
    Calories from Fat 288
    58%
    Total Fat 32.0 g
    49%
    Saturated Fat 11.7 g
    58%
    Cholesterol 44.6 mg
    14%
    Sodium 1436.7 mg
    59%
    Total Carbohydrate 32.0 g
    10%
    Dietary Fiber 8.2 g
    33%
    Sugars 5.0 g
    20%
    Protein 22.4 g
    44%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    queso fresco

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