In case you’re not crazy about consuming a stick of butter’s worth of dairy fat in one sitting, here’s another comfort food favorite from our archives: tortilla soup.
The thing that makes tortilla soup so awesome is the broth which you make by roasting tomatoes, tomatillos (in a pinch, use extra tomatoes instead), poblanos and onions and then pureeing them up with vegetable stock (or chicken, if you’re into that kind of thing).
The other thing that makes it awesome is the toppings. Our standards are salty cheese that you can crumble or cube (farmer’s cheese, feta, haloumi, etc), cilantro, lime, freshly-fried corn tortilla strips and avocado. My kids like to add rice. You can do some dried chiles or even shredded chicken. This recipe is way flexible.
My kids love DIY dinner. Rose eagerly consumed two bowls. Sid tried two bites, which is two bites more than he tries 95% of the time.
Also, tortilla soup would not exist without Mexico. Just sayin’