Are you looking for a delicious Mexican dish that is quick and easy to prepare? Well, then look no further than tortilla soup. This nutritious meal is perfect for lunch or dinner.
Tortilla soup is typically prepared using chicken broth, canned tomatoes, and many other ingredients. But this Houston restaurant’s tortilla soup recipe doesn’t require this much ingredients. The base ingredients include corn kernels, diced onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. And it is pretty different from the authentic chicken tortilla soup recipe. It is simple yet tasty. You can also add shredded lettuce, chopped tomato, avocado slices, and sour cream.
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Know About the Houston’s Restaurant Tortilla Soup Ingredients
If you are craving a delicious soup that can be made within a small amount of time and effort, then I can assure you this recipe will fulfill your desire. But, to bring the best results, you’ll have to stick to the end of the article and follow to the end.
The best part of this soup is that you don’t have to go out and buy all the ingredients to make it! You will need:
Tortillas: Tortillas are flat cornbread made from masa harina (corn flour). They come in various shapes and sizes depending on where they are produced. In Mexico, tortillas are usually round and thin. They are often served with ferried beans and cheese.
Tomato: Tomatoes are one of the best vegetables to add to soups because they have high water content and can be easily added to any type of broth or stock. We are using a 1,10 oz. can of Rotel tomatoes, crushed.
Onion: Onion can be added to soups or stews to give them flavor and color. It also helps with digestion by aiding in the production of stomach acid. We are using 1 medium-sized onion.
Beans: Beans are used as vegetables to add more nutrients to the recipe. You should know that beans contain a higher number of proteins. We are using ½ cup of beans.
Sour Cream: It has a distinctive tangy flavor, similar to but milder than vinegar. Use it instead of mayonnaise or butter in recipes like this one. We are using 1 cup low fat sour cream.
Cheese: You know about this one. Cheese is something that can be added to any kind of dish to make it taste good. There are many kinds of cheese available nowadays, but we are using 1 cup of shredded Monterey Jack cheese.
Salt & Pepper to taste
Method of Preparing the Houston’s Restaurant Tortilla Soup
As I told you, the original tortilla soup recipe is very much complicated and requires a lot of ingredients which makes this recipe incapable of preparing at home. But I have made this recipe relatively straightforward (as promised). So, follow my steps below to make this at home without any hassle.
Step 1: Start by making your tortilla soup base. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until soft and translucent.
Step 2: Stir in spices and continue cooking for another minute.
Step 3: Add tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes.
Step 4: Now add beans, water, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 20-30 minutes.
Step 5: Once cooked through, remove from heat and blend using an immersion blender or regular blender.
Step 6: Serve hot with tortilla chips, shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, lettuce, tomato, onion, etc.
Houston’s Restaurant Tortilla Soup Recipe
- 1,10 oz. can rotel tomatoes
- 1 medium sized onion
- 1/2 cup beans
- 1 cup low fat sour cream
- 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- Add onions and garlic and cook until soft and translucent
- Stir in spices
- Add tomatoes and let simmer
- add beans, water, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and let simmer
- Once cooked, remove from heat and blend
- Serve hot
This is the most straightforward tortilla soup recipe online that tastes just like Houston’s restaurant. But don’t lose your patience while making this. Especially while cooking the beans, don’t rush the process. Doing so will cause the beans to release their natural gas. If possible, soak the dried beans overnight. This allows them to soften and expand, which helps prevent gas from forming during the cooking process. So, that’s it. Enjoy the recipe!
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