When my mom was here helping after Andrew (our 3rd) was born, she took this recipe along and made some for us! It was super yummy! Although its not technically all-natural, or whole food-y, its still really yummy and there is really nothing “bad” in it!! You could easily make it more “healthy” by using soaked beans, make your own refried beans, use organic free-range chicken broth, etc. I think the idea of this soup, though, is to be easy and frugal.
And here’s the recipe:
Easy, Cheesy Tortilla Soup
1 can refried beans (16oz)
1 can black beans, drained (15oz) *or even better, use soaked/cooked beans and puree’ half in place of refried beans
2 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cup frozen or fresh corn
3/4 cup chunky salsa
3/4 cup cubed, cooked chicken breast *ideally from a pastured chicken, of course!
1/2 cup water
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese – divided
1) Combine 1st 7 ingredients, bring to boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover for 10 minutes
2) Add 1 cup of the cheese – cook on low and heat until melted.
Sprinkle with remainder of cheese or mix into soup…ENJOY!!!!
*works well to make a double batch and freeze half!