Solar Tortilla Soup

We were watching, “Tortilla Soup” an older movie starring Hector Elizondo, a few nights ago and became inspired to share this recipe. It’s easy and fairly quick to make. And, there’s nothing like soup cooked in a solar oven for hours. The flavor is through and through delicious.


1 clove of garlic (or 2 tsp minced)

1 onion, chopped

1 large can of chicken broth

2 Tbs taco seasoning (Old El Paso, etc)

1 tsp cayenne pepper (or black, or Cajun seasoning)

1 large can of fire-roasted tomatoes

3 generously rounded cups of rotisserie chicken, shredded

1 Tbs olive oil

2 Tbs cilantro, chopped

Keep on hand an avocado, sour cream, queso blanco (shredded) or a favorite shredded cheese, tortilla chips and a lime.


Puree the onion, tomatoes, garlic, cilantro and chicken broth together in a blender. Then, dump it into your favorite dark colored thin walled metal pot (3 qt roaster of stoneware variety). Mix in the chicken, then cover with lid and place into your solar box oven for at least 3 hours (depending on how good your sunshine is that day).

Slice the lime into wedges for garnish, along with the avocado, sour cream and tortilla chips. This recipe usually makes 6 to 8 servings. Ahh..the taste of ol’ Mexico!

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12:22 am | by Solar Oven Guy

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