Vegetarian Lentil Tortilla Soup

 
This uber simplified and maniac flavorsome Vegetarian Legume Tortilla Soup can be made in a pressure cooker, larghetto cooker, or on the stove – gritty on!
Cue the talking safekeeping, people! Today we’re making a sexy, flavor-packed, rock-your-face-off vegetarian tortilla soup.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 tsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  • 2.5 cups vegetable broth (or chicken broth)
  • 1 can (14-15 oz) tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes, extra to taste
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde (or your favorite salsa!)
  • 1 TBSP tomato paste
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained + rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz) can pinto  beans, drained + rinsed
  • 1 cup corn (fresh, canned, or frozen)
  • 3/4 cup dried red lentils
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4-1/2 cup heavy cream* (optional – see notes)
  • salt and pepper to taste
For a thicker soup, feel free to add some corn tortillas (torn into pieces) to the soup or simply swirl crushed tortilla chips into the soup after serving!
Pile on the toppings!
  • crushed tortilla chips – my favorite!
  • shredded cheddar  or mex-blend cheese
  • sliced or diced jalapeños
  • chopped red onion
  • fresh pico de gallo or salsa
  • sliced avocado
  • fresh cilantro
  • sour cream or greek yogurt

Instructions

Below are the electric pressure cooker and slow cooker instructions, see blog post below for directions to make this bad boy on the stove.
First, chop your veggies and measure out the ingredients.
Next add everything but the heavy cream your toppings.
This includes bell pepper, jalapeño, corn, lentils, black beans, pinto beans, broth, tomato sauce, tomato paste, salsa verde, and all your herbs + spices. Toss them in and set IP to high pressure for 15 minutes. Walk away; FREEDOM!
Allow natural pressure release.
Stir in the cream, add all your favorite toppings, and enjoy!
SlOW COOKER INSTRUCTIONS:
First chop your veggies and measure out the ingredients. This will make everything super easy to toss together!
Next add everything except the heavy cream and toppings.
Cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 7-8 hours, until dried lentils are cooked through and veggies are tender. My soup was perfect after 5 hours on high.
Swirl in the cream, add all your favorite toppings, and dive in!After more planning (ok like 5 seconds) I definite the union of my Diminish Cooker Poulet Tortilla Soup and Legume Produce Chilly would change the most delightful closed.