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Homemade Tortilla Soup with ground beef

Tortilla Soup


  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1-1/8 cup canned tomatoes (peeled)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 garlic clove minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1-1/8 cup cream style corn
  • 1-3/4 cups shredded mild Cheddar (or American)
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 9 ounces corn tortillas cut into 1" x 3" strips
  • 2 tablespoons corn oil


  1. In a large pot bring the chicken broth to a boil

  2. Crush tomatoes and add to broth

  3. Add cumin, garlic, salt, pepper, corn and cheese - then bring back to a boil

  4. In a small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch water - add slowly to boiling soup, stirring constantly.

  5. Let mixture simmer 10 minutes

  6. While soup is simmering - sauté ground beef in a skillet with the chopped onion - drain off grease

  7. Turn off heat under soup and add cooked beef and half of the tortilla strips

  8. Heat oil in non-stick skillet and add remaining chips, frying until crisp - then drain on paper towels. Use these chips to garnish the soup when serving.

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