Colonial Dining Room

204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

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Menger Tortilla Soup

Ingredients for Menger Tortilla Soup

5 ounces ground beef
¾ cup yellow onions, chopped
¼ cup Poblano peppers, chopped
½ cup Anaheim peppers, chopped
1 ¼ cups tomatoes, diced
½ cup tomato paste
3 quarts chicken stock
½ teaspoon of cumin
4 sprigs cilantro
½ teaspoon granulated garlic
Black pepper to taste

Garnish, per serving:

2 tablespoons of deep-fried tortilla strips
1 teaspoon Monterey Jack cheese, grated
1 teaspoon cheddar cheese, grated

Method for Menger Tortilla Soup

Brown ground beef drain fat.
Add onions, peppers and tomatoes.
Sauté until just tender.
Add tomato paste.
Sauté lightly (do not let paste burn).
Add stock and seasoning.
Bring to a boil simmer for 45 minutes.
Before serving, skim excess fat.
To serve, pour soup into bowls, garnish with deep-fried tortilla strips and 2 teaspoons of cheese blend.

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