Mexican bean and chicken soup

I was craving the flavors of a taco plate but didn’t want to use my hands to eat. I decided to take all of the flavor combinations and put them into a soup. I really enjoyed the outcome and I’m sure you will too.

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Serving size: 8 servings

Active time: 20 minutes

Inactive time: 20 minutes

Ingredients 

1 white onion, diced

8 cloves garlic, minced

2 T. extra virgin olive oilIMG_3929

1 t. salt

1 t. black pepper

2 t. ground cumin

1 T. granulated garlic

2 t. granulated onion

2 t. McCormick chipotle chili powder

2 14.5 oz fire roasted tomatoes with garlic

3 oz chipotle peppers in adobo saue

7 oz fire roasted diced green chilis

28 oz black beans, rinsed and drained

22 oz Tyson grilled and ready chicken breast strips, frozen or thawed

12 oz Dos Equis lager

1 qt. chicken stock

4 corn tortillas

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Lime wedges, garnish

Sour cream, garnish

Cilantro, chopped for garnish

Procedure

1. Dice onion and minced garlic.

2. Heat a large pot on medium-high heat and add the olive oil, onions, and garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, granulated garlic, granulated onion, and chipotle chili pepper. Stir to combine. Saute this mixture for 4 minutes.

3. Add chilis, tomatoes, and chipotles stirring to combine.

4. Rinse the black bean in a strainer under cold running water until the run off is clear, then drain them, and add them to the pot. (Canned beans loose more than 40% of their sodium when rinsed and drained.)

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5. Add in frozen chicken.

6. Add the beer and chicken stock.

7. Slice the tortillas into bite sized squares and add them to the soup.

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8. Allow the soup to simmer for 10 minutes before serving.

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9. Lime wedges, cilantro, and sour cream can be added to the soup for garnish.

Notes

  • Variations: Cheese can be added as a garnish as well.
  • Although there is a large amount of garlic in this recipe it isn’t overpowering or noticeable.
  • This is a spicy dish so adjust the chipotle peppers in adobo and the ground chipotle peppers as needed.
  • I used a pizza cutter to cut up the tortilla strips and it worked well.
  • C=cups
  • T=tablespoons
  • t=teaspoons
  • oz=ounces

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