Heart Warming Tortilla Soup: A Bowl to Beat the Chill!

The chill of winter is upon us, and what better way to thaw out than a hot, steamy bowl of soul-satisfying soup?  The most delicious, simmered flavors will certainly warm you up, and make you forget about the arctic tundra that lies just outside of your front door.  My tortilla soup does just that, with a bit of Latino flare:

Cara's Tortilla Soup:

-  4 cups Chicken Stock
-  2 cups Water
-  1 cube Chicken Bouillon (low sodium)
-  1 can (14oz) diced tomato, drained - or - 2 fresh tomatoes, diced
-  2 Jalapenos, seeded and diced - or - 3 tablespoons canned green chilies
-  1 teaspoon Cumin
-  1 tablespoon Salt
-  1 teaspoon Pepper
-  1 teaspoon dried Oregano
-  1 medium to large Onion, chopped
-  1 pound cooked and shredded Chicken

Fot garnish:

-  Diced Avocado
-  Fresh, chopped Cilantro
-  shredded cheese (Mexican blend, colby, cheddar, or monterey jack)
-  chopped Green Onion
-  Lime wedges
-  fried Tortilla strips

Simmer the liquids and bouillon cube over medium high heat until the cube dissolves.  Add veggies, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil.  Once soup comes to a boil turn the heat to low, and let simmer for about 35 minutes, or until onions turn translucent.  Add shredded chicken and stir to combine.  This will make a very hearty soup, so don't be intimidated by the amount of chicken!  Serve in a heat safe bowl and place all garnishes on a small platter to make your own custom delight! 

This soup makes a ton, and it reheats well.  Make large batches and keep them handy all winter long!  You can also freeze this soup for up to six months for great flavor during any season.  I don't need winter to enjoy a good soup, but it definitely makes the planets align!  Your soul will feel rejuvenated after fighting the bitter cold. 

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