Our only copy of the recipe for this warm, comforting, downright delicious soup is a photocopy of a print-out of an email that my niece Katja sent to my mom. It’s crumpled and soup-splattered and nearly impossible to locate when we need it. Last time we made tortilla soup, I was on the verge of texting my niece for the recipe when I found it tucked inside my copy of The Bread Bible. Now that I’m sharing it, we won’t ever have to scramble to find it again.
Both my mom and niece make this recipe on the stove, but we usually simmer it all day long in the slow cooker. During last week’s dinner emergency, we pressure cooked it and had dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. I challenge anyone to find a fourth way to prepare this awesome recipe. Bring it, people.