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Zesty Tortilla Soup Recipe

Zesty Tortilla Soup Recipe

Because my whole family likes Mexican food, we find this soup especially appealing. It has just the right amount of zip without being overwhelming. —Tammy Leiber, Navasota, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1-3/4 hours YIELD:10 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 10 corn tortillas (6 inches)
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and sliced green onions, optional


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the next 13 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours or until beef is tender.
  • 2. Tear tortillas into bite-size pieces; add to soup. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes; let stand for 5 minutes. Garnish individual servings with cheese, sour cream and onions if desired. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 267 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 966mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 21g protein.

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lovecooker User ID: 6249687 255538
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2016

"I have only had only eaten a soup like this one other time and that was 5 or 6 years ago so nothing really to compare it to. So, this soup is good will definitely make again. First time making recipes I always follow recipes as is. On this one the only thing I did not have on hand was lemon pepper. And I let everyone add the tortillas individually to there own bowls."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 236109
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2015

"Very delicious. Very little prep work other than chopping onion and opening cans. Was not overly spicy but had a nice subtle zing. On the list to make again."

MontanaNana4 User ID: 7486670 222816
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015

"We have this soup about once a week. I use the exact recipe, but add black beans and a small can of corn. It's absolutely delicious and heats up nicely for leftovers."

gucci65 User ID: 7131119 222060
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2015

"Made this with chicken instead. Came out wonderful !!!!"

sdipiazza User ID: 2106899 221703
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"It was raining all day and I didn't want to go out so I used what I had on hand for this soup and it turned out so delicious!There are only 2 of us so I halved the recipe. I diced a turkey tenderloin with herb and garlic seasoning and browned before putting in the soup pan. I used a can of diced tomatoes, a can of diced green chilis, an 8 oz can of tomato sauce, an 8 oz can of Mexican salsa. a diced jalapeno without the seeds, the onion, the beef broth,the seasonings, a couple of tsps. of beef bouillon granules and some leftover rice and black beans I found in the freezer. A few splashes of hot sauce and no water. It turned out great with just the right amount of heat for us. This is one of those recipes that lend itself to all kinds of modifications."

jbander2 User ID: 2925337 221637
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"This was delicious and very easy to prepare! Will definitely make it again!"

Janadele User ID: 7087902 221478
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2015

"Good wintery soup"

Thumper1984 User ID: 7375196 221433
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2015

"Really good and a total hit with my husband who usually turns up his nose at soup. I did brown the meat before sauteeing the onions and garlic and I used one can of Rotel with Habaneros as well as a can of Hunt diced tomatoes with jalapenos (we like it spicy at our house) and because of that, left out the hot sauce. Wonderful recipe and will certainly make it again."

mpstewy User ID: 2776484 19030
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2008

"Did add a little more chili powder but it was not overly spicy"

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