Thursday, January 15, 2009

Taco Soup

My sister and I just made this soup for my mom's birthday party and it was absolutely delicious!  Enjoy.

Cut up 2 chicken breasts into small cubes (or more if you like more meat) and cook in a little olive oil.  Add seasonings.  (and remember to taste the soup during the process and add more seasoning if necessary)  

I use about:
1 Tbsp. chile powder
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
A little salt
Garlic powder

Toss the following into the blender and blend until fairly smooth:
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 medium onion
1/4 c. chopped cilantro
2 large garlic cloves

In a stock pot, combine the following:
1 large (32 oz) can chicken broth
1 to 2 Tbsp. sugar (this reduces the acidity of the tomatoes and enhances flavor)
Blended mixture
Seasoned Chicken
1 can black beans (optional)
1 can corn (optional)
Salt to taste

Simmer for 20 minutes.

Place any or all of the following in your individual soup bowl and ladle hot soup over the top:
Tortilla chips
Monterey Jack cheese
Chopped cilantro
Chopped fresh tomato
Diced avocado
Chopped green onion
Sour cream
Chile sauce (like Tabasco, etc.)

Squeeze over the top:
Lime wedges (this is what really makes the soup, I think!)

Recipe courtesy of my sister, Katelyn Lowe

1 comment:

Stueller said...

Girls, you are all fabulous! I just looked through the whole blog and I am way excited to have something new to cook :) Thanks!