Soup Supper Idea

Vegetable Soup for a Crowd
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Do you need a quick meal that is filling, nutritious, and doesn’t take long to make? I want to share a soup I made for a large group at my house recently. We had a mix of older folks and younger ones. They all wanted recipes so that is always a good sign. I hope you will enjoy it, too.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 medium carrots, finely chopped
1 tablespoons minced garlic
3 cups chicken broth
1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup mild picante sauce
1 (15-ounce) can ranch-style beans, undrained
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon dried oregano leaves
½ teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon paprika
2 cups chopped cooked skinless chicken breast
¼ cup chopped cilantro
Tortilla chips, optional
Shredded Cheddar cheese, optional
Sour cream, optional

Heat olive oil in large pan like a soup kettle or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, carrots, and garlic. Cook until onion is tender, about 7 minutes.

Add broth, tomatoes, picante sauce, beans and spices. Turn heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 30 minutes.

Add chicken and cilantro and heat thoroughly.

Ladle into soup bowls. Top with tortilla chips, cheese, and sour cream if desired. Serves 8.

We served crackers, Dilly bread, and cornmeal muffins with it, as well as a relish assortment.

Tomorrow I’ll post the other soup we served – totally different and totally good!

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Comments

  1. If you have room in the freezer then I recommend freezing the soup. I do this all the time and really appreciate a quick meal like chicken noodle soup. You could also thicken the soup with a roux – mix equal parts butter and flour, 1 – 2 tablespoons at a time, then add the mixture to the warm soup, once thick enough to add to a casserole dish, bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, but top with biscuits for a pot pie type dish.

    • Thanks for your suggestions to the soup supper. Having soup ready in the freezer gives one peace of mind. So many variations! Good to hear from you. Lee

  2. j’aime beaucoup la petite visite faite dans ton blog surtout ta soupe , bravo!!!

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