Cheesy Enchilada Soup

Warm up your early spring with this delicious, hearty soup. Packed with Southwestern flavors, it’s a favorite at the Fiddler, Fifer, and Practical Cafe in Disney California Adventure.

Serves 6 to 8

Ingredients:
• 5 yellow corn tortillas, cut into thin strips
• 1/4 cup vegetable oil, plus 2 tablespoons, divided
• 1 yellow onion, chopped
• 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
• 1 red bell pepper, chopped
• 1/2 cup corn
• 5 cups chicken stock
• 15-ounce can tomato puree
• 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
• 1 1/4 teaspoons chili powder
• 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
• 1 1/4 teaspoons sugar
• 3/4 teaspoon Tapatio hot sauce
• 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
• 4 teaspoons flour
• 1/2 cup water
• 2 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
• 1/2 cup heavy cream
• 1/4 cup sour cream
• 1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
• 1/2 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
• 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish

 

Instructions:
1. Heat 1/4 cup vegetable oil in a 10-inch skillet. When oil is hot, add tortilla strips and stir until golden and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
2. Cook onion in remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat until translucent. Add garlic, bell pepper and corn; cook for about 2 minutes.
3. Stir in chicken stock, tomato puree, salt, chili powder, pepper, sugar, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce; bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
4. Whisk flour and water in a small bowl and stir into soup. Bring to a boil, then simmer 4 minutes.
5. Add chicken and bring back to a simmer. Stir in cream, sour cream, shredded cheese, and black beans.
6. To serve, garnish with fried tortilla strips and cilantro.

This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens. The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version.

All recipes are the property of Walt Disney and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., and may not be reproduced without express permission.

 

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