Soupsperiment 5

Soup5_ChickenTortilla (1)Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup, from Lauren’s Latest (recipe here)

Looking back over my notes…it seems I have changed a bunch of things.  So many things, that I just wrote down my own recipe.  But, you should totally try Lauren’s, too.  Here’s what I went with:

1 15.25 oz can of sweet corn
1 15 oz can of black beans
1 15 oz can of pinto beans
1 rotisserie chicken (I recommend removing the meat from the carcass and not just throwing the whole bird in the pot)
1 29 oz can of tomato puree
1 yellow squash (chop it up)
1 1/2 c chopped carrots
1 T cumin
2 t paprika
2 t garlic powder
2 t adobo sauce + 1 chopped chili
1 t ancho chili powder
2 t honey
1 t salt
4 cups chicken  broth (you can make the broth from the rotisserie chicken carcass, if you like – that’s what I did)

Basically, I read through the original recipe and thought – oregano?  Sounds too Italian!  Smoked paprika?  Never had it!  Tomato sauce?  Every single brand I looked at had added sugar or “natural” flavors.  Forgot the chicken stock when I went to the store, so I had to make my own.  Didn’t see the point of adding tortilla strips to the soup (even though it’s called a tortilla soup).  Meh.  Also, switched out the cannellini beans for a different variety, because I preferred the other.

Even after all of my changes it wasn’t quite what I was looking for.  I’d like a little more chunky tomato in a future edition, and also some red/green peppers.

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