The Best Tortilla Soup Recipe

The Best Tortilla Soup Recipe

Tortilla Soup Recipe This soup base is delicious and worth the effort. The Guajillo dried chilies are what make this soup stand apart from other tortilla soups, in my opinion. It has a complex,¬† rich flavor that you don’t get by using chili powder. It’s a fairly simple soup, and garnishes add so much fresh flavor. Ingredients HOT & SPICY Tortilla Soup 1 whole chicken Juice of 1 lemon 2 tbs salt Water to cover Large onion, sliced thin (not in rings) 1 bay leaf 6 Guajillo chilies dried 1/2 container of *The Authentic New Mexican Hot Red Chile (Walmart carries this excellent brand) 1-2 fresh Pasilla Chiles, add seeds if you want it spicy 1-2 jalapenos 1-2 teaspoons ground cumin (toasting for a minute really brings out the flavor, but it does burn easily) 2-3 bay leaves 1 tablespoon Mexican oregano, crumbled 4 celery stalks sliced 2-3 carrots sliced 3-4 smashed cloves garlic Tortilla chips (I bake these few minutes for added flavor and crispiness) Grated Mozzarella cheese * If you can’t find The Authentic New Mexican Hot Red Chile, then use 4-6 Ancho chilies, dried instead. Ancho are very good with Guajillo peppers. GARNISH Radish, thinly sliced Cabbage, thinly sliced Cilantro chopped fine Jalapeno or serranno, minced Red onion chopped fine Limes wedges Dried Mexican oregano (not shown) Avocado slices (not shown…mine weren’t ripe) Boil the whole chicken until the meat is tender and falls off the bone easily. Turn off heat and cool enough so that you can remove chicken to a platter. Allow to cool. Skim the grease off top. Once you have your broth...

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