This is the best smooth tortilla soup ever! I don't even like tomato's or onions and I will make this and eat it for three days straight! TRY it an dyou will NOT be disappointed. In fact, everyone I give this recipe too ends up loving it and becoming obsessed with it to.
Start by boiling 8 cups chicken broth with two to three chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. ( leave them in whole because you will take them out later ) Two for good heat and three for very hot
14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
1 small 8 oz can tomato sauce
4 tbsp snipped cilantro
2 cloves of garlic
1 small onion
Blend together in food processor or Blender. Once the chicken broth is boiling, pour mixture into soup and let come to boil again. Then reduce heat to a simmer for 20 minutes.
Now at this point you can take the peppers out or leave them in. It's up to you. The longer you leave them in, the hotter the soup gets. I usually store left overs with a pepper still in it because it will keep it hot! If its already plenty hot for you, take them out.
Now whatever you add next is up to you. These are a few suggestions:
I personally love adding cheese and shredded chicken. I also have grow to love the rice in it and I know it is called TORTILLA soup but with the cheese, chicken and rice, I don't even need the tortillas. The scoop chips work best because they make little bowls in your soup. My sisters can't have it without the lime so try everything and see what you like. Also, if you like things chunky you don't have to blend everything. Just add it to the soup how it already is for some chunks. Enjoy and let me know if you make it how you like it!!! I'm going to make some today! MMMMMMMMMMMMM