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Tantalizing Spicy Tortilla Soup: A Taco Twist

Hello, fellow food enthusiasts! If you're a fan of all things spicy and adore the classic flavors of a taco, then you're in for a treat. Our Spicy Tortilla Soup combines the comfort of warm soup with the zesty kick of a taco. It's a perfect dish to warm you up on those cold nights and satisfy your spicy cravings.



Spicy tortilla soup


Ingredients:

  1. 2 tablespoons olive oil

  2. 1 large onion, finely chopped

  3. 4 cloves garlic, minced

  4. 1 jalapeño pepper, seeds removed and finely chopped (keep seeds for extra spice!)

  5. 1 poblano pepper, seeds removed and chopped

  6. 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  7. 1 can (10 oz) diced tomatoes with green chilies

  8. 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed

  9. 1 can (15 oz) corn kernels, drained

  10. 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth

  11. 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  12. 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  13. 1 teaspoon chili powder (adjust based on your heat preference)

  14. 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken (optional)

  15. Salt and pepper to taste

  16. 1 cup tortilla chips, crushed

  17. Fresh cilantro, chopped for garnish

  18. 1 lime, sliced for garnish

  19. 1 avocado, sliced for garnish

  20. Sour cream or Greek yogurt for serving (optional)

Steps:

  1. Preparation: Begin by prepping all your ingredients. This ensures a seamless cooking process.

  2. Sauté Base Veggies: In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, jalapeño, poblano, and red bell pepper. Sauté until the onions are translucent and peppers are softened, about 5-7 minutes.

  3. Add Spices & Tomatoes: Stir in the diced tomatoes with green chilies, cumin, smoked paprika, and chili powder. Let it simmer for 2 minutes to blend the flavors.

  4. Introduce Liquids & Beans: Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth, black beans, and corn kernels. Bring the soup to a gentle boil.

  5. Add Protein: If you’re using chicken, now’s the time to add it. Let the soup simmer for another 10 minutes, allowing all flavors to meld.

  6. Taste & Adjust: Taste the soup. Add salt, pepper, or more chili powder as needed.

  7. Serve & Garnish: Once ready to serve, ladle the soup into bowls. Top each with crushed tortilla chips, fresh cilantro, a slice of lime, avocado slices, and a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt if desired.

And there you have it! A comforting bowl of Spicy Tortilla Soup that's packed with flavors and just the right amount of heat. This recipe is sure to become a household favorite. Perfect for those who crave a little spice in their life!


Note: For an added touch, you can always roast your peppers before adding them to the soup for a smoky flavor. Happy cooking!

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