Sunday, December 6, 2009

Thanksgiving: Leftover Turkey Tortilla Soup

Leftover Turkey (or Chicken) Tortilla Soup
2 small cans chopped and peeled tomatoes
corn kernels
green beans
potatoes, chopped
Handful of cilantro, coarsely chopped (including stems! That's where the flavor is)
1/2 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped 
1 tablespoon cumin
1/2 tablespoon chili powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
Leftover chicken/turkey, shredded

1. Saute onion and garlic in oil until soft
2. Puree 1 of the cans of tomatoes and half of the second can
3. Once onions and garlic are soft, add tomato puree, rest of tomatoes, potatoes, cilantro and poultry. Add two cans of water (fill the empty tomato cans with water)
4. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 minutes
5. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for a few minutes more
6. Serve! You can add crispy tortilla chips, shredded cheese and/or sour cream

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