Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Mexican Gumbo


Our family's favorite meal is a take-off of Qdoba's burritos (and naked burritos). I've posted the general recipe here in the past. (I just realized that I never put my recipes for the three salsas I make with it! I'll have to add those, too)

But C. has found a new favorite meal at Qdoba and I tried to mimic that one as well. I think I did a pretty good job!

I put out, for people to pick and choose from:

cooked rice
grilled chicken
pinto beans
cheese
grilled veggies

Then you top that with:
tortilla soup

and sprinkle:
sour cream
salsas (corn, pico de gallo, verde)
crushed tortilla chips

over the top. YUM!

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Tortilla soup
(made by reading a ton of recipes on the web and combining them into this)
1/4 bunch cilantro
3 cloves garlic, peeled
1/2 small onion, roughly chopped
1 can tomatoes with green chilies (I use Red Gold brand)
6 c. chicken stock (I use 3 Knorr chicken boullion cubes and 6 c. water)
1 T. chili powder
1 T. cumin
1 pkg. (10) corn tortillas, chopped finely

Heat stock. While stock is heating, puree cilantro, garlic, onion, and tomatoes in food processor. Add pureed mixture, seasonings, and tortillas into stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer about an hour.

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Corn Salsa
1 can corn (NOT creamed) or a few handfuls of frozen or fresh, cooked
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1-2 jalapenos, chopped
1/2 purple onion, chopped
cilantro, minced
1 avocado, diced

season with salt, cumin, chili powder, and fresh lime juice to taste

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Salsa verde
4 medium to large tomatillos, papery coating removed
1 small onion
2 cloves garlic
1 jalapeno, stem removed, but seeds and membrane intact
1/2 bunch cilantro
1/2-1 lime, juiced
salt to taste

Boil tomatillos, onion, garlic and jalapeno in water for about 7 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, then process in food processor. Add cilantro, and lime juice and salt to taste.

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Pico de gallo

amounts depend on size and flavorfulness of produce

fresh tomatoes, finely chopped
purple onion, finely chopped
jalapeno, finely chopped
cilantro, finely chopped
lemon or lime juice to taste
salt to taste

3 comments:

Grandma Of Nine said...
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Teresa said...

This is what we're having for dinner tonight. I can't wait! :-)

Shuchita Jain said...

I have been looking for this recipe for quite some time and you have mentioned all the ingredients...I used eat this soup almost everyday and it helped me lose weight still! I am going to make it this weekend and let you know how it went! Thanks a mil!