Tortilla Soup III


This soup sticks to your ribs and is very adjustable according to taste. Ground turkey works well in this recipe too. YUM!

8 servings


  • ½ pound ground beef

  • 2 teaspoons chopped onions

  • 6 ⅔ cups chicken broth

  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • ½ clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 cup cold water

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans creamed corn

  • 1 ½ cups shredded American cheese

  • 5 (6 inch) corn tortillas, cut into 1/2 inch strips


  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, combine the ground beef and onions and saute for 5 minutes, or until beef is browned. Drain excess fat and set meat aside.

  2. In a large pot over high heat, combine the broth, tomatoes, cumin and garlic. Add the cayenne pepper, chili powder and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium low.

  3. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch with the water, stirring well until the cornstarch is dissolved. Add slowly to the soup, stirring constantly, to thicken.

  4. Add the reserved meat, corn and cheese to the soup and stir well. Finally, add the tortilla strips and allow to heat through.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

370 Calories
17g Fat
41g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 370
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 1467mg 64%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 15mg 74%
Calcium 177mg 14%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 739mg 16%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.