Aunt Jo’s Tortilla Soup

Posted on June 22nd, 2010 by Danielle.
Categories: cheesey, chicken, chili, mexican, soup.

1 tsp butter
3T diced onion
1/2 clove garlic
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup diced green chilies
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/8 bunch of chopped cilantro
2 - 1/2 T diced tomatoes
1 cooked chicken breast diced
5 cups chicken broth
1 cup masa flour
Tortilla chips
1 avacado cubed
1/2 cup shredded jack cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Melt butter in a large saucepan, barely saute onion with garlic and black pepper.  Add chilies, oregano, cumin, chili powder and cilantro.  Add tomatoes, chicken and broth.  Simmer for 15 minutes and whip in masa to thicken.  In each bowl place 10 chips.  Place chicken chunks on top of chips, avacado, over chips and pour in soup.  Sprinkle with cheese and serve.

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Black Bean Soup

Posted on June 21st, 2010 by Danielle.
Categories: bacon, black beans, dinner, soup.

I got this recipe here after visiting the restaurant.  Awesome black bean soup.  My changes are made below.

Black Bean Soup with Chipotle Crema and Tomato SalsaServes 8

- 4 ounce chopped bacon

- 1 onion chopped

- 1 rib of celery chopped

- 4 cloves of chopped garlic

- 3 or 4 cans black beans

- 8 ounces chicken stock

- 1 teaspoon Ezpazote muddled into dust

- 1 teaspoon cumin

- salt and pepper to taste

Render bacon, add celery, onions, and garlic and carmalize. Add black beans, chicken stock, Epazote, and cumin- cook until beans are tender. Puree until smooth and season to taste with pepper and salt. garnish with drizzled Chipotle Crema and a dollop of fresh tomato salsa.

Chipotle Crema

- one 7 ounce can chipotle pepper in adobo sauce

- 1 cup sour cream

Blend chipotle peppers and sour cream in a blender or food processor until smooth.

Tomato Salsa

- 2 vine ripened red tomatoes, seeded and diced to 1/4″

- 1 shallot diced

- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded, pith removed, diced

- 1/2 clove garlic minced

- 1/2 bunch cilantro chopped

- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together and season with salt and pepper.

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