Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sopa de Tortilla

Today it is rainy in Southern California and nothing is better on a cold wet day is hot soup. This recipe was given to me by a friend that owned a Mexican restaurant in Long Beach, CA. She and her husband recently retired and closed their successful business after 40 years.... I hope you enjoy this - I know I do....


1 green bell pepper coarsely, chopped
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 small whit cabbage, coarsely chopped
1 tomato, diced
1 onion, coarsely chopped
4 carrots cut into 1/4 inch slices
4 medium zucchini cut into 1/4 inch slices
1/3 cup chicken base
1/2 tsp salt
1tsp oregano leaves
1 1/2 gallon water
6 corn tortillas cut into strips
8 oz grated jack and cheddar cheese
2 avocados.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Spray cookie sheet with vegetable cooking spray -Bake cut tortilla strips in oven for 10 minutes or until crisp, set aside. In a large pot add water, chicken base, and cook over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Add carrots, garlic powder, salt, oregano leaves, simmer for 5 minutes. Add bell peppers, onions, simmer for 5 minutes. Add zucchini and simmer for 5 minutes. Add cabbage, tomatoes and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Divide soup into bowls and top with tortilla strips and sprinkle with cheese. Garnish with sliced avocado.

Serves 10-12


Heart2Heart said...


Sounds so great and loving all our sweet rain. Not much here in the upper desert but loving it when it passes through.

Here's a recipe I think you'll love and its super easy for the crock pot.

4 chicken breasts
2 cans of corn
1 can of black beans rinsed.
1 small jar of Pace salsa.
6 cups of water
6 cubes of chicken broth or spoonfuls of the bouillon.

Add then all together and cook in the crockpot on low for 8 hours or high for 4. Serve with grate cheese and tortilla chips.

My family craves this! You know since we live so close we should seriously plan a Southern California blog get together.

Maybe we can arrange it before my surgery?

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Love and Hugs ~ kat

Carol said...

Kelly...this sounds good, I will have to try. I finally dusted off my blog and re-did it. Looking forwarded to doing some blogging.

Oh Sew Good said...

Thanks for the recipe. I hope the sun came back out again for you. :)

Muthering Heights said...

That sounds delicious! :)


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