Nourishing Tortilla Soup

a1000 This week my crock pot has been on stun making four big batches of broth. Typically when this happens we have chicken and rice soup, but after having lunch at a friend’s house I thought I’d change it up.

She made some delicious tortilla soup, and considering how much I love mexican food… I thought I’d make some myself.

Nourishing Torilla Soup
Serves 8           Cooking time: 2 hours

What you need:
8 cups chicken broth

4 cups water
1-2 cups shredded chicken
1 package taco seasoning
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, diced
2 carrots, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 large bunch cilantro, chopped
1-2 cups cooked black beans
1 cup corn
1 lime
For garnish: tortilla strips, avocado, tomato, cilantro, green onion, sour cream, cheddar cheese. (use any or all)

What to do:

  • In a large pot, combine broth, water, chicken, taco seasoning, onion, tomatoes, carrots and green pepper.
  • Bring to a boil and then lower heat to medium-low and let simmer for 90 minutes (a little more or less time would be just fine.)
  • After 90 minutes, add in cilantro, beans, corn and the juice of 1 big lime.  
  • Let simmer for another 20 minutes and serve.
  • Ladle soup into bowls and add whatever garnishes you like… the more the merrier. 

Because the above picture doesn’t showcase how vegetable packed this recipe is, I wanted to share this picture of the soup as I pulled it out of the refrigerator for lunch today.


Considering I used homemade broth and all organic ingredients (more on that HERE), this recipe is not only tasty but nourishing too!


We’re linked up at Kelly the Kitchen Kop and This Chick Cooks.


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