Go Away Friggin’ Cold! My Tortilla Soup to the Rescue!

For those of you who visit my blog often, let me apologize for my absence.  You see, everyone in my household has caught a nasty bug that has us all sniffling, sneezing and now coughing.  I was the first one to bring the germs in the house.  Yikes!  Then while my Mom was visiting she caught it, next Mando got slammed by it, and lastly my little angel Maxie joined the ranks of the sickos.  It truly is a sorry sight…. I’ve never seen so many moco filled tissue papers stacked in the bin.  In short…. I’ve been ill and couldn’t muster up the energy to blog.  Sorry.  Tonight I decided I am DONE being sick and I’m gonna make sure my family gets better as well.  To ensure this happens, I made a pot of spicy tortilla soup to knock it right out of us!  We are all feeling better already….. seriously.

All photos taken by: Nicole Presley

Ingredients for tortilla soup:

1 1/2 – tablespoons olive oil

3 – small carrots (peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch pieces)

1 – large onion (thinly sliced)

1 – stalk of celery (cut into tiny pieces)

2 to 3 – chipotle chiles in adobo sauce ( cut into thin slices)

9 – cups of chicken broth

1 – teaspoon black pepper

1 – teaspoon Lawry’s seasoning salt

3 – Idaho potatoes (peeled, and sliced into 1 inch pieces)

2 – large zucchini (cut into 1 inch pieces)

1 – cup corn kernels

3 – cups chopped turkey (cooked)

2 – cups black beans (cooked and rinsed well)




queso fesco


tortilla chips or strips

In a large pot over a medium high flame, add olive oil and allow to get hot.  Add carrots and saute in oil for 5 minutes, mixing every so often.


Add onions to carrots and continue to saute for 4 to 6 minutes, then add in celery and chipotle. Mix well and saute for another 3 minutes or until onion is limp and chipotle chile is completely mixed into veggie mixture.

Add broth and bring to a boil. Once broth is boiling add in potatoes and cover pot with lid.  Let potatoes boil for 5 minutes, then add in the zucchini to the soup and let boil for 10 minutes, don’t forget to cover the pot with the lid.  Lastly add in corn, turkey, and black beans allow to cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

Place soup in a bowl and garnish with fresh lime juice, cilantro, a few chunks of queso fresco, avocado and broken corn tortilla chips. ENJOY!!!!!

 *Remember this soup can be enjoyed any time, it is not only a cold chaser  🙂

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12 Responses to Go Away Friggin’ Cold! My Tortilla Soup to the Rescue!

  1. Una de mi sopas preferidas! Esta receta se ve deliciosa.

  2. Curt says:

    What a deliciously hearty soup recipe. This is not a wimpy soup.

    Should do the trick to knock out those colds. Hope you’re all getting better soon!

  3. I think reading this post made me feel better. I need to make this soup…I just got sick and I’m already so over it!

  4. I feel better just looking at your bowl of soup! (And I’m not even sick! LOL) I hope everyone is feeling better soon. 🙂

  5. perudelights says:

    I don´t need a cold to enjoy this delicious soup. I love your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Ericka says:

    I hope you guys are feeling much better. If you are, I’m coming over for this. Save me a plato!!!

  7. Monique says:

    That seriously looks soooooo good!!

  8. Uchi says:

    mmm.. que ricoooooo! que hambreeeeeee!!

  9. lisarenata says:

    I love eating tortilla soup, but I think I’ve only made it once before. Shame on me. Now I have no excuse your sopita looks delicious. Now when it comes to colds, my to-go-to soup has always been sopa de fideos!

    Hope you feel better soon!

  10. I so love Tortilla soup. This one looks especially good. I am not waiting for a cold to make this one. I hope you feel better.

  11. Wendy B says:

    This soup recipe tops all of my other recipes for tortilla chicken soup….yum-yum! Had it for dinner last night and today for lunch….is it lunch time???

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