*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              Tortilla Soup -2
 
 Recipe By     : alcaeis@bilbo.pic.net
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Poultry                          Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      Package       Chicken Breast Filets -- (1 - 2 pounds)
    1                    Onion -- minced
    2      Buds          Garlic
    2      Cans          Jalapeno Pinto Beans -- (fx. Ranch Style bra
    2      Cans          Diced Tomatoes -- (the stewed kind)
    5      Tblsps.       “Mexene” Chili Seasoning -- (similar to chili po
    2      Tblsps.       Flour
    1      Tsp.          Cumin
    1      Tsp.          Salt
    2      Tsp.          Sugar
    1                    Fresh -- jalapeno
    1      Small Pckg    Tortillas -- (flour or corn)
                         Crisp Tortilla Chips And Grated Cheese -- for
  garnish
                         ------------Additional Garnish------------
                         Chopped Cilantro -- optional
                         Sour Cream -- optional
 
 In a large pot, boil chicken with onion until tender (10
 minutes).  Remove chicken and reserve stock.  Add beans and
 tomatoes to pot (do not drain).
 
 In a measuring cup, mix dry ingredients, add just enough water to
 make a paste and make sure all lumps are stirred out.  Pour into pot.
 
 Add 2 cans of reserved chicken stock to pot.
 
 Float jalapeno and garlic buttons.
 
 Bring to a boil for 30 minutes then reduce heat and simmer an
 hour.
 
 While waiting for the pot to boil shred chicken into bite size
 chunks and add back to pot.
 
 (The soup actually tastes better the next day, I often plan
 to serve it tomorrow)  Just before serving, cut tortillas in
 half, then cut the halves into 1 inch strips. Add to simmering
 pot.
 
 Spoon into bowls garnish with a few crisp tortilla chips and
 grated cheddar.  A dollop of sour cream and a few cilantro leaves
 are also good.
 
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 NOTES : We've replaced our traditional winter chili with this tortillas
  soup.
 It has alot less fat and is still a “chill chaser”!
 
 (Serves a family of four 2 meals)