Our Family Habanero Tortilla Soup


Tortilla Strips

  • 2 each Our Family® Corn Tortillas, cut into ¼-inch wide strips
  • 2 Tbsp Our Family® Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Our Family® Salt


  • 2 tbsp. Our Family® Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Vidalia or yellow onion, peeled and diced small (about 1 medium onion)
  • 1 large Jalapeño pepper (about 4 to 5 inches long), diced very small (the seeds are where the heat is concentrated; include or discard them based on preference)
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and finely minced
  • 32 oz. Our Family® Low-Sodium Chicken Broth (4 cups)
  • 2 14.5 oz. cans Our Family® Petite Diced Tomatoes and Juice (no salt added)
  • 1 15 oz. can Our Family® Black Beans, drained and rinsed 1 cup shredded cooked chicken (use store bought rotisserie chicken to save time or roast or cook your own chicken)
  • 1 ½ cups Our Family® Frozen Cut Sweet Corn (fresh corn may be substituted)
  • 1 package Our Family® Taco Seasoning
  • ⅓ cup fresh cilantro leaves, finely minced

  • 2 cups Our Family® Habanero White Shredded Cheese
  • 1 tsp Our Family® Salt
  • 1 tsp Our Family® Ground Black Pepper
  • Diced avocado for serving (optional)
  • Our Family® Sour Cream (optional)


Tortilla Strips

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Scatter the tortilla strips, drizzle with olive oil and with Our Family Salt. Toss to coat evenly, and bake for about 15 minutes, or until crisp. Set aside.


  1. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to a large Dutch oven or stockpot and heat over medium-high heat until warm.
  2. Add the onion and jalapeno, and sauté for about 5 minutes or until onions and peppers begin to soften. Stir intermittently.
  3. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir intermittently.
  4. Add the chicken broth, tomatoes and juice, black beans, chicken, corn, taco seasoning, Our Family Salt and Ground Black Pepper, and bring to a boil.
  5. Allow mixture to boil gently for about 20 minutes.
  6. Add cilantro and remove from heat.
  7. Ladle soup into bowls, divide Our Family Habanero White Shredded Cheese evenly over bowls and top with tortilla strips to taste, optionally garnish with avocado, cheese and/or sour cream; serve immediately

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