I love making different variations of Tortilla Soup because I love it!!! I purchased 2 Turkey Breast for $6.00, I was unsure what to do with them so I pouched it with Onions, Celery, Carrots, Garlic and some Italian Herbs... and tons of fresh pepper. Once cooled I shredded it. I have made 3 whole meals with the 2 pouched turkey breast. You can do the same with a whole chicken, or chicken breast (preferably breast with bones... more flavor) I made this one today....
seriously off the charts in flavor!!! Here is what you will need :
1 Large Can of Plum Whole Tomatoes
1 Can Garbanzo Beans
2-3 Cups Shredded Turkey or Chicken
4-5 Cups of Baby Spinach
1 Whole Onion, Diced
3-4 Cloves Garlic, Chopped
3 Carrots, Peeled and Diced
3 Celery Stalks, Diced
1 Zucchini, Diced
5 Yellow Corn Tortillas
(use yellow corn, white corn will fall apart because I do not fry them)
3 Green Onions, Chopped
2 Bay Leaves
2 Teaspoons Oregano
1 Teaspoon Cumin
2-4 Teaspoons Dry Chile Powder, I used 4)
4 Tablespoons Powder Chicken or Veggie Bouillon
1 Lemon, Juiced
Olive Oil for cooking... about 1/4 Cup
Remember to use YELLOW CORN!!!
I use New Mexico Chile Powder... It is very flavorful without the crazy spice.
Heat the oil and add Garlic, Onions, Carrots, and Celery ... cook for about 3 minutes
The tomatoes come whole.... I use a hand blender and blend right in the can.
You don't want to completely puree them.... just mush them up really good.
To the pot add Zucchini & Drained Garbanzo Beans
Add the entire can of Tomato... 8 Cups of Water ... and the Pouched Turkey
Add the Chicken or Veggie Bouillon, the Bay Leaves, and the Spices and Chile.
Simmer for 10 minutes...
Turn the pot off and add the Tortilla, and the Green Onion
Add the Spinach
Add the Lemon Juice.
Garnish with some Sharp Cheddar