Bean and Tortilla Soup

We were excited to try this. One of my husband’s favorites is tortilla soup…he orders it frequently when we go out, and I have a go-to recipe for making it at home. We were curious how this one would compete…and would it replace my recipe that I have used for years.

First thing out of my husband’s mouth was..”wow, looks like restaurant quality”!

I tell you, that is a good start haha.

There are a few things I loved about this recipe

  • that everyone can customize their own with the add-ins
  • it is spicy, but not too spicy
  • it is a lighter version with broth and lots of veggies..the usuals, but also bell pepper and carrots which I haven’t had before in this soup
  • I also liked that some of the onion and bell pepper were reserved and added raw at the end
  • restaurant quality but not a lot of work

We loved this one!…so delicious. It is funny because it isn’t all that different from the one I make but the tweaks that are different, make all the difference! My husband actually said it was good enough to replace our usual tortilla soup. That is really saying a lot. Good one Dorie!

This one is a keeper!

8 thoughts on “Bean and Tortilla Soup

  1. oooh yes! using those strips make it definitely look like you went to a restaurant! Now you just need to have all the little jars for “customers” to adjust to their liking 🙂

  2. Oh I just loved this post – and of course, that delicious soup !! You perfectly captured the reactions in our house, though we didn’t have a short list recipe to compare it to. So fun that your hubby’s reaction was so positive. That makes it all the more enjoyable. I was curious about the red pepper as I am not actually a huge fan but I enjoyed in within the soup and then sprinkled on top. The whole thing was just perfect and we will be having it again very soon !

  3. Like you and your family, I’ve had tortilla soup in every way, shape and form. Although I don’t have a go-to recipe, I know what I like. And, the fact that it is lighter is a big plus as far as I am concerned. I will return to the recipe over and over. There are all kinds of variations. Glad your family enjoyed it.

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