Tortilla Lime Soup (Cafe Rio Soup)

This recipe probably still needs a little tweaking, but it's pretty darn close to Cafe Rio's soup (For all you Utahns!).

12-15 cups chicken stock (and 12-15 cups of water)
2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 onion diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Crushed red pepper (1/2 tsp)

Put these ingredients in crock pot and cook for at least 6 hours. At this point, you may have to strain chicken stock to clarify it. (Or you can add cooked chicken at the end if preferred.) When done or get home at night, boil diced carrots and celery in 2 -3 cups chicken stock, until tender, about 8 minutes. Then dump stock, carrot, celery into crock pot.

Then add the following:
Can of rinsed black beans
Juice from 3 limes.
Chopped jalapeno pepper (1/2 of small one with seeds removed)
Let cook for few minutes after adding lime juice, beans and jalapeno pepper (10 min).

Pour soup into individual bowls and then garnish with the following:
Chopped green onion
Chopped cilantro
Diced tomatoes
Wedge of lime
Jack Cheese
Crispy fried corn tortilla strips (get small corn tortillas, cut into strips, deep fry in pan, add salt)



Skipper said...

i love cafe rio!!!

Todd and Amy said...

Oooo! I love Cafe Rio too.. can't wait to try this!!