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Beef Tortilla Soup ❤️ Basically how I always make it because I think it’s better than chicken tortilla.

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Why You’ll Love Beef Tortilla Soup

This was a staple in my parents home growing up, and It holds a special place in my heart. It is such a cozy and delicious meal. It’s very filling, and versatile. You can get creative with toppings and what you serve it with. The tortilla strips bring in the best texture into the soup. In my opinion, the beef broth gives it a more rich and flavorful taste.

Beef Tortilla Soup

How To Prepare Beef Tortilla Soup

🍅 First, rub the tomato paste onto the chuck and add salt & pepper.

🧅 Secondly, add some oil on a stock pot, add the chuck and brown for 3-4 minutes. Then, add in onion, leek, carrot, tomato, garlic, celery and tomatoes. Sauté for 2-3 minutes. Top with water, the peppercorns, chipotles, parsley, oregano and salt. Then, simmer for 1-3 hours.

🥑 Then, add some avocado oil to a pan and once it hits 350F or the bottom of a wooden spoon bubbles , add tortillas in batches, and fry until golden. Then, let rest on a paper towel. Season with smoked paprika.

🥩 Then, strain the broth and pull the meat out and shred. Add broth to the stockpot again with the meat. Then, blend the veggies strain them back to the broth.

🌿 Lastly, serve the soup, drizzle crema, top with tortillas, avocado, cilantro, lime and chili oil.

Substitutions and Variations

  1. You can use chili crisp instead of salsa Macha.
  2. You can adjust the amount of salsa macha to your desired level of heat, if you don’t want it super spicy.
  3. You can use chicken instead of chuck.

Chef Nadia’s Tip

You can roast the chuck for added flavor prior to adding it to the stock pot.

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Common Questions

What salsa Macha do you use?

I make my own!

What can I use instead of salsa Macha?

You can use chili crisp.

Can I use chicken instead of beef?

Yes absolutely!

What tomato paste do you use?

I use Amore Tomato Paste Double Concentrated.

Beef Tortilla Soup

By Nadia Aidi
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 3 hours
Total 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Beef Tortilla Soup ❤️ Basically how I always make it because I think it’s better than chicken tortilla.

Ingredients 

  • 1.5 lb chuck, cubed
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 leek
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3-4 dried chipotle peppers , or in adobo
  • 2 carrots, cubed
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, or 2 campari tomatoes
  • 1/2 bunch parsley
  • 2 tbsp black peppercorns
  • Salt and pepper , to taste
  • 2 tsp dried oregano

For Serving

  • Corn tortillas, cut into thin strips
  • Avocado oil, for frying
  • Avocado slices, to taste
  • Crema , for drizzling
  • Lime, to taste
  • Cilantro, for topping, to taste
  • Queso fresco, for topping, to taste
  • Smoked paprika
  • Salsa macha , or chili crisp

Directions 

  • First rub the tomato paste onto the chuck and add salt & pepper.
  • Secondly, add some oil on a stock pot, add the chuck and brown for 3-4 minutes. Then, add in onion, leek, carrot, tomato, garlic, celery and tomatoes. Sauté for 2-3 minutes. Top with water, the peppercorns, chipotles, parsley, oregano and salt. Then, simmer for 1-3 hours.
  • Add some avocado oil to a pan and once it hits 350F or the bottom of a wooden spoon bubbles , add tortillas in batches, and fry until golden. Then, let rest on a paper towel. Season with smoked paprika.
  • Then, strain the broth and pull the meat out and shred. Add broth to the stockpot again with the meat. Blend the veggies strain them back to the broth.
  • Lastly, serve the soup, drizzle crema, top with tortillas, avocado, cilantro, lime and chili oil.

Nutrition

Calories: 406kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 36g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 117mg, Sodium: 352mg, Potassium: 1161mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 6612IU, Vitamin C: 28mg, Calcium: 124mg, Iron: 6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican

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