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

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Luby’s Tortilla Soup

Luby’s Tortilla Soup is a tortilla soup you have to try. 
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Luby's Tortilla Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 343kcal


  • 3 quarts chicken stock
  • 22 ounces whole peeled tomatoes canned 1 1/2 cans
  • 2 3/4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground pepper
  • 12 ounces cream style corn
  • 2 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 a 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 beef 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. 


Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 1590mg | Potassium: 544mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 343mg | Iron: 2.4mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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