Creamy Tortilla Soup

January 18, 2018
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Photo by lakelurelady
  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Cook time 1 hour
  • Serves 6
Author Notes

During a recent snowstorm, my talented Daughter-In-Law, came up with this warming Tortilla Soup to take the chill away. With ruddy cheeks and cold hands from building a snowman, the Grand Kids dug into it with gusto. I will always associate this soup with this heartwarming memory whenever I make it. It is easy to assemble and requires very little hands on time. —lakelurelady

What You'll Need
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Medium Onion, large dice
  • 1 Poblano Pepper, large dice
  • 1 Cubanelle Pepper, large dice
  • 3 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 4 oz can chopped green chiles
  • 1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 6 ounces Cream Cheese (reduced fat)
  • 1 1/2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Half & Half
  • 4 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 Corn Tortillas, julienned
  • 3 tablespoons Cilantro, chopped
  • 3 Green Onions, chopped
  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions. Season with salt and pepper and sauté for about 5 minutes. Add peppers, season again with salt and pepper and sauté for another 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, coriander and cumin and sauté until fragrant. Add green chilies, diced tomatoes, black beans and cook mixture until some of the liquid evaporates (about 8 to 10 minutes).
  3. Reduce heat to medium low and add cream cheese. Stir until cream cheese is completely melted. Add chicken broth and half & half and cook for another 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice. Ladle into bowls and top with tortilla strips, cilantro and green onions.

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