Tortilla Soup with Hominy

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Serves 6

Hominy offers a hearty bite to the traditional flavors of tortilla soup.  Bake your own tortilla strips (trust me it's quick and easy), and enjoy over this soup, salad, or for any crunch craving.

1 medium onion, diced
1 medium jalapeno chiles, stemmed, seeded if desired and minced
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon marjoram (or Mexican oregano, if available)
4 cloves garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup cilantro stems, chopped
1 each bay leaf
28 ounce tomatoes, canned, diced, fire-roasted
28 ounce hominy, drained and rinsed
4 cups water
6 each corn tortillas (about 6 inches)
Fresh Cilantro, Lime, Avocado, for serving

To make soup:  Gently sweat onions, jalapeno, cumin, and marjoram with 1/4 cup of water in a large soup pot, covered.  Sweat over medium heat until onions are translucent, about 5-10 minutes.

Add the remaining soup ingredients, bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer.  Simmer on low for at least 10 minutes, but up to 20 minutes.  In the mean time, bake your tortilla strips

To bake tortilla strips:  Cut tortillas in half along the "equator".  Then cut into 1/2"-thick strips.  Bake in a 375 oven for about 20 minutes, mixing up every 5 minutes, or until crunchy.

Serve soup with tortilla strips, cilantro, lime, and avocado.  Store extra tortilla strips on the counter, uncovered, and enjoy over soups, salads, or anywhere else you want some crunch.

Servings: 6
Yield: 8 cups

Nutrition Facts per serving (1/6 recipe)

Calories 206.44

Total Fat 2.36g 4%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.57g 
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.06g 
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 649.99mg 27%
Potassium 503.07mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 42.82g 14%
Fiber 7.96g 32%

Sugar 9.36g 
Protein 6.03g 12%


Vitamin A 315.5IU 6%
Vitamin C 18.23mg 30%
Calcium 93.96mg 9%
Iron 3.1mg 17%
Vitamin E 1.89mg 19%
Vitamin D 0IU 0%
Thiamin 0.15mg 10%
Riboflavin 0.13mg 8%
Niacin 2.13mg 11%
Vitamin B6 1.51mg 76%
Folate 24.05mcg 6%
Vitamin B12 0.01mcg <1%
Pantothenic Acid 0.64mg 6%
Vitamin K 8.86mcg 11%
Phosphorus 180.66mg 18%
Magnesium 71.28mg 18%
Zinc 2.16mg 14%
Copper 0.36mg 18%
Manganese 0.5mg 25%
Selenium 6.74mcg 10%