This tortilla soup makes the perfect easy weeknight dinner! It's budget-friendly, healthy, and can be ready in about 45 minutes. Alternatively, you can throw all the ingredients into a stockpot at the start of the day and walk away!
What makes this recipe special? Stewed and shredded jackfruit has a similar texture to the pulled chicken that I used to always add to my homemade tortilla soups. You can find jackfruit at Asian markets or at many Trader Joe's stores nowadays. Make sure you buy young green jackfruit in water or brine.
If you're not a fan of jackfruit or can't find it near you, feel free to sub in vegan chick'n strips (Beyond Meat make my favorite), or add an extra can of beans.
I sauté all the ingredients in water rather than oil, and make my own baked tortilla strips. These simple touches lighten the dish up but don't compromise the flavor at all.