Tassel Ridge Chicken Tortilla Soup



  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 2 gloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 4- oz can tomato paste
  • 1 15- oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 15- oz can diced tomatoes
  • cups water
  • 1 14.5 oz can chicken broth
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 15- oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 12- oz package frozen corn
  • lbs chicken cooked and shredded
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro roughly chopped
  • 8 corn tortillas cut into thin strips and fried until crispy



  1. Heat oil in stock pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell pepper. Sauté about 3 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add tomato paste. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Once tomato paste is caramelized, add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, water, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer. Add cumin, chili powder, cayenne powder, salt, black pepper, and bay leaf. Simmer for about 5 minutes. Add black beans, corn, and chicken. Simmer for about 30 minutes. Add cilantro. Remove bay leaf. Pour soup into bowls. Top with crispy tortilla strips. Serves 6-8.

Recipe Notes

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