Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Down but not out....

With the help of a walking boot, crutch and my mother, I made a fabulous soup for hubby :)
I think this is a keeper for sure! I decided I couldn't wait for cold weather any longer. I needed something comforting for dinner. This soup, or chowder as the recipe refers to it, is wonderfully flavored. Don't skip the cilantro!

Southwest Tortellini Chowder

3 (10 ½ oz) cans condensed chicken broth

1 ½ cups mild chunky-style sauce or picante

½ teaspoon grated orange peel

2 (9oz) pkg refrigerated meat or cheese filled tortellini

2 cups frozen cut broccoli

1 cup frozen corn

½ cup coarsely chopped red bell pepper

1 (5oz) can evaporated milk

Dash of salt

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

In Dutch oven or large saucepan, combine broth, salsa and orange peel. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 3 minutes.

Stir in tortellini and vegetables; cook over medium heat 6-9 minutes or until tortellini and vegetables are tender.

Stir in milk and salt; cook 1 to 2 minutes longer or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Do Not Boil. Top each serving of chowder with cilantro. Serve immediately

1 comment:

ME :) said...

How are you doing sweet friend? Sunshine