Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tortilla Soup

This is an easy dinner that is great for cold nights.


1 TBS oil
1/2 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, diced
1 TBS ground cumin
1 TBS chili powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. dried basil
1 14.5 oz. can of diced tomatoes with green chiles
2 cups vegetable stock
1 c. frozen (or canned) corn niblets
1 c. black beans
12 corn tortillas, sliced into strips
Optional 3 TBS chopped fresh cilantro (and more for garnish)


Heat oil over medium heat.

Saute onion until soft.

Add garlic and saute until fragrant.

Increase heat to medium high and add tomatoes, spices (except fresh cilantro), beans, corn, and vegetable stock.

Heat until boiling.

Reduce heat to medium and add tortilla strips.

Add cilantro 10 minutes before serving.

I served this with fresh chopped tomatoes, olives, and guacamole - extra tortilla chips for dipping! I also did a salad on the side, with mixed greens, corn, black beans, avocado, and salsa for dressing.

1 comment:

  1. Ok, so being someone who cooks mediocre..I have a couple questions. How long did it take to make this..from start to table? (I'm so terribe at getting things done at the same time!)

    And since you've switched to these eating habits, have you noticed your grocery bill going up, down, or staying the same? Seems like it would be going up, but perhaps that's only initially? We need to make changes and eat more healthy. I want my girls to prefer to eat this way...but we're on a very limited budget until we get some debt paid off, or we will the lottery and become millionaires!

    Thanks, Heather