I will have to add a picture later of this soup….but here is the recipe.
2 cans of stewed tomatoes, or 1 can rotel and 1 jar or large can of whole tomatoes
1/2 onion, cubed
1 clove garlic
1 quart chicken broth (vegetable broth if making it vegetarian)
2 t. California Chile powder or New Mexico chili powder (not regular chili powder)
In blender place tomatoes, onions and garlic. Grind until fairly smooth. Place in sauce pan, add chicken broth (or vegetable broth), chile powder and a couple sprigs of Cilantro.
Bring up to a boil and then turn down and simmer 20 minutes. Taste for salt.
To serve: have bowls of cooked beans, meat, cheese, tortillas torn up or tortilla chips, corn, avocado, chopped cilantro, olives, sour cream, or cooked rice…..whatever you want. Choose as little or as many toppings to put in your bowl and ladle hot soup over top of it. You can also just do tortillas and cheese!