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Packing Heat: Fiery Southwestern Recipes

These 4 red-hot recipes will warm you faster than any campfire.

Chicken Tortilla Soup
Fresh lime juice takes this traditional soup over the top.

1 small onion
3 tablespoons flat leaf parsley
4-5 serrano chilies
3 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Juice from 2 medium limes
5 chicken bouillon cubes
5 cups water
3/4 cup dried corn
3/4 cup dried diced tomatoes
1 pouch chunk chicken (7 ounces)
Salt and pepper to taste
2-3 green onions
Corn tortilla chips

In camp
Chop onion and parsley, dice chilies, and mince garlic. Add first six ingredients to a large pot and sauté for 6-7 minutes. Add bouillon cubes, water, corn, and tomatoes. Bring to a boil and simmer about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, add chicken, and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes. Garnish with sliced green onions and crushed tortilla chips. Serves 4-6.

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