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Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Amy Burke Photo by: Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Amy Burke

Tortilla Turkey Soup

Southern Living NOVEMBER 2011

  • Yield: Makes 8 cups
  • Hands-on:30 Minutes
  • Total:40 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 10 (6-inch) fajita-size corn tortillas, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (32-oz.) container chicken broth
  • 1 (10-oz.) can medium enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups chopped cooked turkey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Toppings: chopped avocado, shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, chopped fresh cilantro, chopped tomatoes

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 450°. Place half of tortilla strips in a single layer on a baking sheet. Coat strips with cooking spray; bake 10 minutes or until browned and crisp, stirring once.

2. Sauté onion and next 2 ingredients in hot olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 to 6 minutes or until browned.

3. Add chicken broth and remaining unbaked tortilla strips to onion mixture. Cook broth mixture over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes or until tortilla strips soften and broth mixture thickens slightly.

4. Stir in enchilada sauce and next 2 ingredients, and cook 6 to 8 minutes or until mixture is thoroughly heated. (Do not boil.) Serve with baked tortilla strips and desired toppings.

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