Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

It’s raining in LA. TIME TO THROW A PARTY! A soup party, that is. I love tortilla soup. I am embarrassed to admit that my intro to tortilla soup wasn’t the most authentic experience. It was quite the opposite. It was when I worked at Alexander’s/Houstons and would steal little bowls of it and eat it in the back while I sat on boxes of napkins. I wasn’t the best employee, if I’m being totally honest, but I was about to graduate high school and felt like my whole world was going to change so I had a super “whatever” attitude. When I went to make this, I wasn’t going after a super traditional version, though I did want to know the history. I found this article in the LA Times that speaks a bit about the history of tortilla soup. It’s super interesting a worth a read. To paraphrase, the exact origin couldn’t be traced per se. They think it started in Mexico City but maybe it didn’t. It made its way to California in the mid 20th century and landed. The versions are definitely different. Mint was added, tortillas were ground up in the base of the soup […]

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