Having already been thoroughly impressed by other flavors of soup mix in the Bear Creek line, I decided to give their Tortilla Soup Mix a try. I have a family of soup lovers and enjoy this dish not only as a quick lunch or an appetizer, but also as a full meal with a salad and a loaf of homemade bread. I was fairly confident that my family would enjoy Bear Creek Tortilla Soup Mix and felt that this purchase was a safe bet. Read on for the full details of this easy to prepare and tasty soup mix.
My local grocery was having a special on the Bear Creek soup mixes and I was able to purchased two nine ounce packages for only five dollars. Being a fan of tortilla soup anyway, I was very enticed by the picture on the front of the package. The front of the Bear Creek Tortilla Soup Mix features a hearty bowl of tortilla soup complete with garnishes of tomato chunks and tortilla strips. The reverse of the package contains the nutritional information as well as the directions for cooking and suggestions on how to add variety to the soup with sour cream, tomato, chicken, avocado and several other items. This soup mix can be found wherever the Bear Creek line of mixes are sold.
Preparation of Bear Creek Tortilla Soup Mix simply couldn’t be any simpler. After bringing eight cups of water to a boil, the soup mix gets thoroughly whisked in and then the heat under the pot gets reduced to medium. The soup should be simmered for approximately fifteen minutes with no lid or cover. The soup should be stirred occasionally so that the ingredients and spices can blend together nicely. After the fifteen minute timer goes off, you can remove the soup from the heating element and salt and pepper the soup to taste.
Some of the ingredients in Bear Creek Tortilla Soup Mix are pinto beans, potatoes, onions, red beans, tomatoes, bell peppers, carrots, corn, parsley, garlic and other essential flavorings and seasonings. Those with allergy concerns should note that this product contains both milk and soy.
One fourth of a cup of dry Bear Creek Tortilla Soup Mix contains only ninety calories. There is point five grams of Total Fat with no Saturated or Trans Fat in this product. There is zero Cholesterol, but eight hundred and thirty milligrams of Sodium in a serving, which translates to thirty five percent of the daily recommended consumption of Salt. We should all be watching our Sodium intake, but those with special concerns should probably avoid this product altogether, or eat it only sparingly. There is a total of twenty two grams of Carbohydrate in each serving as well as five grams of Dietary Fiber, two grams of Sugar and three grams of Protein. There is also six percent of Vitamin A, six percent of Vitamin C, two percent of Calcium and four percent of Iron.
While the Bear Creek Tortilla Soup Mix was simmering on the stove, I knew my family would just love it. It’s tantalizing aroma filled my kitchen and definitely increased our appetites for dinner. This tortilla soup is absolutely delicious. The combination of flavors and spices creates one of the most tasty tortilla soups I have ever eaten. The beans are plentiful which makes this soup very filling, and the tomato, pepper and garlic and onion flavors are strong and tasty. With the chilly Fall and cold bitterness of Winter rapidly approaching, I will definitely be making Bear Creek Tortilla Soup Mix one of my pantry staples this year.