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Tortilla Soup III Recipe

Tortilla Soup III

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"This soup sticks to your ribs and is very adjustable according to taste. Ground turkey works well in this recipe too. YUM!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings


  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, combine the ground beef and onions and saute for 5 minutes, or until beef is browned. Drain excess fat and set meat aside.
  2. In a large pot over high heat, combine the broth, tomatoes, cumin and garlic. Add the cayenne pepper, chili powder and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium low.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch with the water, stirring well until the cornstarch is dissolved. Add slowly to the soup, stirring constantly, to thicken.
  4. Add the reserved meat, corn and cheese to the soup and stir well. Finally, add the tortilla strips and allow to heat through.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 28, 2008

This recipe is fabulous,i followed directions and added to it also,my additions 2 pounds hamburger, 1/2cup fresh cilantro,2 cloves garlic minced,2 tomato bouillon cubes,3 chicken bouillon cubes,4cupswater,3 cans creamed corn,2 tablespoons cumin,salt,pepper to taste,1 tablespoon season all,2 tablespoons chili powder,added 1/2cup salsa verde, used also 10 flour tortillas cut in strips.serves 12 or more.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 11, 2012

I cooked this in a crock pot. I used one whole pound of ground beef and added 1.5 cans of black beans and 1/2 can of whole corn. I only used 1 big box of chix broth and did not use the C of water. Used one 14oz can of tomatoes blended and two cans of rotel (one blended).

Mar 23, 2006

This soup is fantastic!! The only changes I made was to use a whole pound of ground beef and I added a can of green chilis. If you wanted it hotter you could use Rotel tomatoes instead of the crushed. Will make over and over again! My whole family scarfed it up!

Feb 15, 2003

This one will get rave reviews from all ages. It's a hardy soup that my family found addicting! I used flour tortillas in place of chips. Very good!

Sep 16, 2006

Great recipe! I really enjoyed it although I must admit I didn't follow it exactly. First, I used one can of low sodium/low fat chicken broth plus three cubes (plus water) of boullion. Second, I used fresh tomatoes I had quartered and frozen plus one small can tomato sauce. I only had one can corn and I used ground turkey. The spices I kept the same which is the important part. Lastly, I had no cornstarch so thickening the soup was not done and I used corn tortilla chips since that's all that I had. Thanks for sharing!

Nov 03, 2010

Great! I've made this soup many times now and really like it compared to other recipes, even though I usually prefer chicken to beef. I live alone but made a full recipe to have for lunches this week and to freeze for future meals. This time, I made it with beef broth, doubled the meat, and only put it 1 can of corn. I also used shredded cheddar instead of American and used broken-up blue corn tortilla chips and chopped avocado as the garnishes. These garnishes really make the dish complete! Sour cream would be great too. This is a great meal as it has a good amount of spice. There isn't much of a difference when using beef stock compared to chicken stock. The first one is just more "beefy," obviously! The cream corn is a nice touch. Finally, if I were going to recommend any alterations to the recipe, I'd say to DEFINITELY double the meat. I added in just over a pound and I think anything less would have been too little. Thanks for sharing! Enjoy, everyone!

Dec 31, 2003

Great recipe. The entire family liked it and said it is a keeper. A good change of pace from Chili. However, after wondering what to do with the other half of a package of ground beef I decided to put in a full pound. It turned out just right for the 8 very large servings it makes. Thanks Erin for a tasty recipe.

Aug 10, 2011

HUGE hit in the house! I switched the beef for chicken. I poached chicken in my favorite spicy seasonings and just shredded it up for the soup. Instead of putting the tortilla strips in the soup I just placed 2 corn tostadas in each bowl. Only 3 people in my house so I adjusted the ingredients for 4 servings and had leftovers for 2 days at work. Soup only gets better. I went a bit heavy on the cayenne, chili powder and cumin and it was delicious. Amazing recipe!!


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  • Calories
  • 370 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 16.8 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 18 g
  • 36%
  • Sodium
  • 1467 mg
  • 59%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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