My husband LOVES tortilla soup!
On our 1 month anniversary when we were first started dating I tried to make it for him from a recipe I found online. I, being the picky person I am, had never tried tortilla soup and didn't know what it was supposed taste like. It had very little flavor and had a bunch of big chunks of veggies in it. I didn't even taste it and my hubby politely thanked me and suggested we fix it up a bit :)
So when we were in Texas with his parents, we went to this restaurant where he likes it best and the following recipe is what we came up with!
1 cup shredded/cubed chicken, previously cooked
1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 can white hominy
1 cup black beans
3 cups chicken broth
Ground Cayenne pepper to taste (add more if you like it spicy!)
dash of garlic salt
couple dashes of onion powder
1/4 cup sour cream
shredded cheddar cheese
Drain the cans of tomatoes and hominy and pour into a 3 or 4 qt pot over medium high heat. Add the chicken, black beans and chicken broth. Add in chili powder and cayenne pepper, I add quite a bit, just do it to the flavor that you want it. Just a dash or two of garlic salt and three dashes of onion powder... just add a little until it tastes good :) Take off of the heat and add the sour cream. Top with more sour cream (if you'd like), shredded cheddar cheese, and baked corn tortilla strips!
P.S. I eat it ALL except for the tomatoes! I really have come a long way with my picky-ness :)
Baked Corn Tortilla Strips
3 corn tortillas
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cut each tortilla in half, then into little strips. Spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt. Bake in oven for about 10 minutes, flipping half way through (I didn't time it so just check them, bake until crispy)