Saturday, October 2, 2010

Miss Mandy's Tortilla Soup

I've known Mandy for years now, her daughter and mine classmates, friends and teammates.  Her son and my other little girl the same.  A few years back she became a real estate agent, on top of being a nurse, and sends out all the required mailings a good real estate agent should.  Every month on the back of her card is a recipe, one which she deems worthy to be there.  Two requirements: it must be good and it must be easy. 

You guys would love Mandy. 

Here is her recipe for Tortilla Soup.  Both Tom and I were very impressed, especially since it was so simple.  The kids took a bit to warm up to it since it is a little on the spicy side.  Once they did, though, they loved it too.  I am including her original recipe as well as the things I did a little different because I didn't have what she called for. 

Tortilla Soup
- 2 lbs ground chicken (I used a pound of ground turkey)
- 1 chopped onion (I have to confess that I totally forgot to add this)
- 6 cloves chopped garlic
- 2 cans chicken broth
- 1 large can hominy (I used a cup of frozen corn)
- 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 large can tomato sauce (forgot this one at the store...used a can of tomato paste and a cup and a half of tomato juice)
- 3 cans Rotel Tomatoes
- 3 1/2 tbsp chili powder
- 2 tbsp oregano
- salt and pepper to taste

Brown meat in large stockpot, then add all other ingredients.  Simmer for an hour.  Garnish with crushed tortilla chips.  We also put sour cream on top.

It makes a good amount....I know what I'm having for lunch today. :)

1 comment:

  1. Way easier than my recipe:) Will have to try this


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