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Poblano Corn Tortilla Soup

Crunchy tortilla chips soak up the flavorful broth in this Poblano Corn Tortilla Soup garnished with cilantro, lime and Queso Oaxaca
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Mexican, Soups, Stews, Chowders, Vegetarian
Keyword: Broth Based Soup, vegetarian


  • 1 tbsp. lard or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion sliced thin
  • 1 tbsp. garlic minced
  • 1 7 oz. can fire roasted green chilies
  • 3 cups Poblano chili quartered, seeded, cut into thin strips
  • 2 cups fresh corn cut off the cob
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1-2 pinch cumin
  • 1 small corn tortilla crumbled
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro rough chopped
  • Thick tortilla chips, cilantro, Queso Oaxaca and lime for serving


  • Sauté onion and garlic in lard or vegetable oil over medium heat for about 3 minutes.
  • Add can of fire roasted green chilies with juice.
  • Add sliced poblano peppers and sauté another 3-5 minutes until softened.
  • Add corn, chicken broth, salt, cumin and cilantro. Bring to a simmer.
  • Slowly stir in crumbled corn tortilla and continue to simmer on medium low for at least 30 minutes.
  • Ladle over 4-5 thick style tortilla chips and top with Queso Oaxaca or Monterrey Jack cheese, more cilantro and a squeeze of lime.