Tortilla Chipotle Bean Soup
- Serves: 3
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How about some Mexican food? This is a really tasty and satisfying soup. The crunchy tortillas soften and absorb the smoky and spicy flavors of the sauce. Serve with chopped avocados, fresh cream and a squirt of lime on top! Yum!
- 2 cups cooked pinto beans
- 1 cup reserved bean cooking water
- 7 small tomatoes
- 3 jalapenos
- 2 chipotle chilies or 1 tsp powder chipotle
- 2 fresh oregano leaves
- 2 tbsp ghee
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp ground dry ginger
- dash hing
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 5 corn tortillas
First begin by pressure cooking the pinto beans.
Next, place the jalapenos and tomatoes on a flat pan.
Cook until all sides are charred a little and the jalapeno is cooked through.
Turn off the flame and let them cool for a few minutes so that you can handle them.Then cut the stem off and take out all the seeds.
Then place in a blender the tomatoes, only 2 jalapenos (save one) and 2 chipotle chiles.
Blend until smooth. Then set aside.
Next, heat 2 tbsp ghee in a large pot and then add the cumin seeds. Cook until they begin to turn brown.
Then add the chopped fresh oregano and fry for another 30-45 seconds.
Then immediately add the tomato puree and all remaining spices. Cook for about 8 minutes or until the tomatoes are cooked through.
Here is what it should look like. A very deep red color.
Next add the remaining cooked, chopped and seeded jalapeno and the cooked pinto beans.
Mix and add 1 cup reserved cooking liquid from the beans.
Cook for another 5 minutes and here is what it should look like when it is done.
Next we are going to bake some soft corn tortilla to make them a little crispy. Cut the tortillas in half and then chop them into little strips.
Place on a large baking sheet with a little salt and bake for 15 minutes at 375F/190C.
Be sure to stir the tortilla chips around every 5 minutes.
That's it! Now you have crunchy tortilla chips to add to the soup!
Add some chopped fresh cream, avocado chunks and a squirt of lime juice and you are ready to offer to Kṛṣṇa with love and devotion!