Saturday, November 1, 2008

Scrumptious Saturday, revisited!

OK, so I know its been a while since I've done a Scrumptious Saturday Recipe post. Its not that I've stopped cooking, I have even been taking pictures once in a while as I make a meal. I just haven't taken the time to post any in a while. Here is one that is super easy and can be mixed up in so many different ways. Without further ado:

Tortilla Soup with Home Made Tortilla Chips.

Fist you'll need this Bear Creek brand Tortilla Soup mix. They have so many wonderful different soups, I recommend trying a few different ones. This is definitely one of our favorites. I added a can of diced tomatoes with chili's, some plain corn and I made up a batch of taco seasoning meant for ground beef. I added 2 large cans of chicken to that and let it simmer for a bit to soak up the seasoning. So, simply follow the directions on the soup bag which is to boil 8 cups of water and add the soup mix. I add the tomatoes and corn as soon as I add the mix, but let the chicken simmer a bit while the soup thickens up.

To make the handmade tortilla chips the directions are on the soup package (I never said this was an original recipe). Just cut the tortillas into strips and drop them into a pan where you've heated about 1/2" deep of oil. Cook them ( I like to flip them personally) and then drain. I normally use a paper towel but found that we were out of them so I simply put a pie cooling rack on a plate and the oils just dripped down to the plate. I think this was better since it wasn't sitting in its own oil AND I didn't have to waste paper towels.

So once the soup has thickened add the chicken / taco seasoning and stir it well. Serve it with you choice of additions. We used sour cream and lots of shredded cheese, but guacamole is a good choice too. Enjoy!

11 comments:

Amy said...

Looks great!

Petal Heads said...

Yum! My kids would totally eat that. I might need to try this soon. Thanks.

Ohiocrochetlady said...

This looks so incredible. Much better than the grilled cheese sandwiches I made. Your pictures are so good.

gretchen w said...

Wow.. I just had dinner, and you're still making me hungry for some!

Karen- WAJ said...

It's too late at night to be looking at food that good! I can smell it now.

n*stitches said...

yummy! Thanks for posting!

Bridget said...

this looks yummy, not sure if my market carries that brand of soup mix...

Creative Ladies said...

I am coming over for dinner. Looks yummy.

-cuteframesbyk

Sayo said...

yum!

Maddie and Mommy said...

Soon we will have a substitute for the standard turkey dinner. My husband will appreciate me making that one early in order to post it. Too bad it isn't Venison.

threemoonbabies said...

Oh...yummy!

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