Cinco de Mayo Tortilla Soup Recipe
By Executive Chef Jim Phillips
Barona Casino’s Tortilla Soup has always been a winner with our guests. The recipe has been on our menu since the beginning and we always get requests for it. So, we thought Cinco de Mayo would be a great time to share it with everyone. It’s easy to make and is a great recipe to have on hand. It can be easily customized for your guests and made ahead of time so you can enjoy the fiesta while serving a great dish!
At Barona we love to celebrate Cinco de Mayo too. This year, we’re serving a variety of Mexican food specials in our restaurants. You can get a family-style Puerto Nuevo Lobster Special with rice and beans for $19.50 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at El Rancho Grande and The Plaza. And, don’t forget we’ll be pouring refreshing margaritas and cervezas plus more than a dozen tequilas beginning at 5 p.m. at the El Rancho Grande.
In honor of the holiday, we’re also offering a special price of $5.55 at the Seasons Fresh Buffet. The buffet will be available from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for guests 18 and over and Club Barona discounts will apply.
I hope you enjoy the Tortilla Soup recipe and also have a great Cinco de Mayo! And, if there’s a special dish at Barona that you’d like to make at home, please let us know and we’ll do our best to share the recipe on another blog post.
Tortilla Soup recipe: 10 servings
¼ Cup Olive Oil
½ Cup Chopped Onion
1 Jalapeño Pepper
2 Lbs Chopped fresh Roma Tomatoes
3 Cloves Chopped Garlic
1 Tsp Ground Cumin
½ Gallon Chicken Stock
½ Bunch Cilantro
1 Tbsp Chicken Base
Salt To Taste
Pepper To Taste
In a medium sized soup pot, over medium heat add the olive oil, sauté onions, jalapeño pepper, cumin and garlic until slightly caramelized. Add tomatoes, chicken stock, chicken base and seasoning. Let it simmer for 35 minutes and then add the chopped cilantro and blend the soup until smooth.
Garnish the soup with fried tortilla strips, diced fresh avocado and shredded Monterey Jack cheese.