Tortilla SoupVegetarian version of spicy, south of the border classic.Serves 4
1 medium yellow onion chopped3 cloves garlic minced1 poblano or other green chili seeded and chopped4 cups vegetable stock, purchased or homemade1 can diced tomatoes with juice6 corn tortillas cut in slivers1/4 cup peanut or other high heat oil1 6 oz chub Fiesta Cheesorizo crumbled1 Avocado slicedCilantro chopped1 lime cut in wedges
Heat 1 TB of oil in large saucepan over medium high heat,
Add onion and stir for 2 minutes,
Add garlic and chili and stir occasionally until onions are translucent,
Add vegetable stock and tomatoes and reduce heat until soup just simmers. Cover and let simmer.
Heat remaining oil over medium high heat,
Fry the tortilla strips until crispy. Drain on paper towels,
Using the same pan, drain all but about 1 TB of oil and reheat to medium high,
Add crumbled Cheesorizo and stir briefly.
Reduce heat to medium low and stir once a minute until Cheesorizo is browned and crispy, about 8-10 minutes.
Our Original Cheese Sausage is made with only natural, high quality ingredients including herbs and spices; sea salt; real apple cider vinegar; and tasty nutritional yeast (not yeast extract!). And of course the best whole cow’s milk we can find!
We don’t add extra water either, so one little chub of Cheesorizo® fluffs up during cooking instead of shrinking, unlike many other vegetarian sausage substitutes and meat sausage too.
We source our spices from Oregon Spice Company, our nutritional yeast from Bob’s Red Mill in Oregon, and our milk from Umpqua Dairy, another regional Oregon based company.
When we were developing CheeseSteaks, we experimented with several ready made sauces, but most contained wheat and/or anchovies – products we won’t use at Gia’s Cheesorizo. As with our spice blends for Original Cheese Sausage, that Gianaclis developed after hours of fun experimentation, it seemed the right thing to create our own sauces.
We use organic sugar, when sweetness is needed, organic tomato purees, high quality spices, from Oregon Spice Company. and tamari sauce – instead of regular soy sauce. Watch for more delicious flavors to come!