This savory recipe for Tarascan Soup makes the perfect warm you up meal on a cold winter day. The broth for this soup smooth and creamy and made from a blended mixture of ancho chile peppers, tomatoes, garlic, beans, and onion. Allow time for the flavors to mature at each stage of this recipe. Serve the soup with various add ins such as shredded chicken, avocado slices, queso panela, or tortilla strips. Make this soup vegetarian friendly by substituting vegetable stock for the chicken broth.

Ingredients

  • 2 Ancho chilies (seeded, stemmed, and quickly fried in oil)
  • 1 chili (ancho, sliced and fried for garnish)
  • 6 tomatoes (small or 4 large, roasted)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 onion (plus one slice)
  • vegetable oil (as needed to fry)
  • 500 grams beans (cooked canary, may be substituted with any other light-colored variety)
  • 2 liters chicken broth
  • 0.5 kilograms tortillas (thinly sliced, fried, and drained)
  • 1 avocado (diced)
  • 200 grams panela cheese (diced, or farmer’s cheese or high moisture mozzarella)
  • sour cream
  • chicken (cooked and shredded, optional)

Directions

  1. In a blender, add the 2 chilies, tomato, garlic, and 1/4 onion. Strain.
  2. In a deep pot, heat a tablespoon of oil. Add the onion slice and fry until lightly brown. Remove and discard the onion slice.
  3. In the oil, add the chili sauce and stir using a wooden spoon. Season to taste and cook over medium heat.
  4. Separately, puree the cooked beans in a blender. Add bean broth as needed to puree. Strain.
  5. Once the sauce has boiled and thickened, add the beans.
  6. Add the chicken broth, season, and let it boil. Add salt if needed.
  7. Pour the hot soup into a bowl, add the fried tortilla slices, avocado, cheese, sour cream, and chicken.
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NutritionView more

830Calories
Sodium40%DV960mg
Fat54%DV35g
Protein129%DV66g
Carbs23%DV70g
Fiber48%DV12g

PER SERVING *

Calories830Calories from Fat320
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat35g54%
Saturated Fat10g50%
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol170mg57%
Sodium960mg40%
Potassium2010mg57%
Protein66g129%
Calories from Fat320
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate70g23%
Dietary Fiber12g48%
Sugars10g20%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Louise P. 16 Jun 2015
This is a fancy version of tortilla soup. It needs caldo de tomate or tomato consomme added to it while it is cooking for flavor. I used black beans and roasted corn kernels when I made it. Make sure you cook more tortilla strips than the recipe says. Everyone always wants extra. Get the oil hot before you add the tortilla strips to it. If you don't, they turn out soggy instead of crispy.