Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tortilla Soup

I think I need an intervention. A Monday night intervention.

Because this is what my Monday night looks like.

This week, on the Bachelor, several of the girls learned what baseball is.

We also learned that honesty is not the best policy-- in fact, it may get your rose thrown into the ocean.

But that's okay.  There's always soup to make you feel better when you get back to the real world.

Hearty, wholesome, tortilla soup. Super easy. Super comforting when you get loaded in to the van at the end of a rose ceremony (hey, we all live vicariously somehow, right?)

And, of course, tortilla chips. I'm pretty sure that I downed the majority of this bag while at my friends' house. So good.

Crushed chips go into the soup to thicken it up...

A bit of cooking time, and you're ready to eat up over the next commercial break!

Tortilla Soup

Adapted from Appetite for Reduction

1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, sliced thinly
3 jalapeƱos, seeded and sliced
1 red pepper, diced and seeded
4 cloves minced garlic
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp salt
24 oz can chopped tomatoes
24 oz vegetable broth
4 oz tortilla chips, crushed
1 tbsp ground cumin
15 oz can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
15 oz can sweet corn
4 tsp chopped fresh cilantro

In a stock pot, sautee onions, jalapeƱos, and red pepper until onions are translucent.

Add garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes. Cook an additional minute.

Add tomatoes, stock, and tortilla chips. Bring to boil, then reduce to simmer. Add pinto beans, corn, and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges and more chips.

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