Vegetarian Chicken!? What does that mean?
It means Beyond Meat. My favorite Veggie Chicken! It's made of soy protein and tastes fabulous in soups (as long as you don't cook it too long, it's definitely an add at the last minute ingredient.)
This recipe is simple, delicious and you can throw it together super quickly on a Weekday night.
The cast of characters (I know I call for a red bell pepper, my grocer was out of 'em! What to do!?)
You'll saute your tasty Veggie Chicken, shred it, saute your veggies, toss all the other stuff in the pot and Voila! Soup! You can adjust the spiciness to your liking, I like a super spicy soup so I usually throw in a couple extra dashes of Chili Powder.
Here's the recipe, get cooking!
Beyond Meat Chicken Tortilla Soup
2 Tbsp Canola Oil (Separated)
3 Cups Vegetable Broth
1/2 Package Beyond Meat Veggie Chicken strips
1 Can Rinsed Cooked Black Beans
*1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 Yellow Onion
2 Cloves Garlic
1/2 Red Bell Pepper
1/2 Cup Corn
1/2 De-seeded Jalapeno
1/3 Cup Diced Tomatoes (drained if using canned)
1/4 tsp Cumin
1/4 tsp Chili Powder
1/4 tsp Paprika
Pinch of Cayenne
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Toasted Tortilla Strips
Saute Beyond Meat Veggie Strips in Canola Oil until lightly browned, let cool and shred with two forks. Set side. Saute Onion, Bell Pepper and Jalapeno in a small soup pot until tender, then add Garlic and Tomato and cook for an additional minute or until fragrant. Add Veggie Broth, Corn, Beans and Spices (and baking soda if using) and bring to a simmer, reduce heat and add Veggie Chicken, optional toppings and serve immediately. (Overcooking the Veggie Chicken will make it too soft!)
*I like to add a 1/4 tsp of baking soda to the soup directly after adding the veggie broth and tomatoes, then let it bubble and cook off for a few minutes to cut the acid from the tomatoes. This will cut down on heartburn if you have a tomato related weakness like I do.
Here's the printable Recipe;
I usually add a heaping spoonful of sour cream and some shredded cheddar with a couple crumbled up tortilla chips on top, it's wonderful!
Give it a try and let me know what you think!
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