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Luby’s Tortilla Soup

Luby’s is a cafeteria style restaurant known for their home cooking. You can try their famous tortilla soup at home with our copy cat recipe.

Tortilla Soup

Luby’s Tortilla Soup

Luby's Tortilla Soup

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  • Recipe Type: Copycat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes, Soup Recipes
  • Prep time:10 minutes
  • Cook time:10 minutes
  • Serves: 1
Luby's Tortilla Soup

This soup is really easy to make and is very tasty!


  • 3 quarts chicken stock
  • 1 and 1/2 cans (12 ounce) whole peeled tomatoes
  • 2 3/4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground pepper
  • 1 and 1/2 cans (12 ounce) cream style corn
  • 3 and 1/2 cups shredded American cheese
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup cool water
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • tortilla chips


Bring broth to a boil in a large pot. Crush tomatoes by hand and, along with juice, add to broth. Add cumin, garlic, salt, pepper, corn, and cheese. Bring to a boil again. Dissolve cornstarch in cup of cool water in a small bowl. Add to boiling soup slowly while stirring constantly. Let simmer 10 minutes. While soup simmers, saute ground beer in skillet with chopped onion. Drain off any grease. Turn soup off and add cooked beef mixture. Serve with sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, and tortilla chips.

Yield: 12 servings

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  • Liz Nelson

    This was so good!