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.
At Pholia Farm, the Caldwell’s farmstead cheese company and production site of Cheesorizo®, renewable energy, permaculture practices, and forest restoration are just a few of the ways that we attempt to positively affect the land and environment. The farm is completely off the power grid and produces its own electricity from solar photo-voltaics, micro-hydro power in the winter, and a back up generator for emergencies. A solar hot water system and wood (mostly salvaged from dying trees on the farm) fired boiler help heat the water.
A Commitment to Reducing Waste
In an attempt to reduce packaging waste, we chose a plastic casing that provides protection for the product, without the need for a second box or plastic container. The waste produced is minimal. We recycle every spec of ingredient packaging that is recyclable – including collecting and transporting special plastics once a year! All of the whey produced in the creamery (and when you make cheese, you also make a lot of whey) is given to a local pig farmer or spread on our fields to help return water and nutrients to the land.
When you are enjoying the Original Cheese Sausage ® you are also a part of something good for the earth. Thank you.