Fabulous recipe. I have
finally perfected Max and Erma's soup! I put the can of Rotel through
the food processor first. Better texture. Use Velveeta's new Hot
Pepper Jack with this, it adds some kick!
I have tried this recipe
and it is by far the BEST! The nearest Max & Ermas is 1 hour from me.
I love that I can have the same great soup at home. Highly recommend
When I was searching for
this recipe, I kept seeing one that used cream of mushroom soup. I
knew that couldn't be right. I'm so glad I found this one! My entire
family loved it and it tastes like the real thing!
Absolutely delicious. I
have a friend who makes the soup the other way, and they are very
close, but I like the more natural ingredients in your soup, and it is
very easy. I have actually never had Max and Erma's, but my son said
it was very close....he said to make spicier and a little thinner.
Thanks a lot
The Max and Erma's Recipe
was just what I was looking for. I've used ortel before, but didn't
have any so I substituted with salsa and it was amazing. Highly
recommend this recipe!!
I absolutely LOVE it. I've
been trying for a long time to find a recipe that came close to Max
and Erma's and haven't found the right one until now! Thank you so
much for providing an easy recipe for the delicious soup!
I have made this about 10
times! SOO Good! and easy!
this is the most fantastic
soup i have ever eaten
I have been looking for
this recipe for a long time and had tried several recipes that claimed
to be just like Max and Erma's. This recipe is the closest if not
exact! Thanks so much Robbie!!
This was great. We added a
can of black beans.
Wife and I have been
looking for a recipe like this for a while, and came across yours.
Tried it last night, and it came very close to the Max & Erma's
version that we are so familiar with. There was a little bit of
something missing we could not place, but could not figure out what.
Wow , this was excellent .
I made it for both adults and children and everyone was pleased . I
used thick restaurant style chips and that seemed to give it a great
texture . Don't skimp and use flimsy chips . I think they would get
too soggy . A true favorite with family and friends.
This recipe is wonderful!
It tastes exactly like Max & Erma's! It really is easy to make, just
save yourself some work, and have everything set out and already
measured before you start. You'll need to have your hands free so you
can stir the soup so it doesn't burn. I will make this again, and
again, and again,...
This recipe is perfect! It
is exactly like the original, and loved by everyone I have served it
This soup is amazing! I
found this site looking for Carlos O'Kelly's Chili Con Queso dip,
which also rocks, and tried the soup, we love it! We just crumble
tortilla chips on top. Thanks!
Omg I love this recipe. It
tasted the same as max and erma. Thank u so so so much 4 puting it on
the web. We have made this soup more then 5 times. God bless
I love it! My sister took
me to M&E for this soup. She loved it so much I searched for the
recipe and found this one. My son and daughter went with us recently
to M&E (after having my soup) they both said mine was better! I did
increase the 1/4 c. flour to 1/3 c. Try it, you'll love it! It is
quick and easy, I started making it when my daughters friend stopped
by, meaning to just have a bowl and save the rest for my Mom to try.
My daughter her friend and I ate almost the whole pot! I had to make
more the next day for my Mom to try and I had to copy the recipe for
my daughters friend to take home. She couldn't believe that I had just
made it in the short time she was there!
We really liked this soup
recipe. It was quick, easy and tasty. I did add some garlic powder to
it and used heavy cream in the place of the milk. Other than that, I
made the soup as the recipe was written. I will make this soup again.
this recipe is awesome! I
have been searching for this recipe of my favorite soup. I think I
will make this soup as the "center of attention" for our annual super
We loved this soup. My
husband is crazy about it at Max and Erma's. Take the time to make the
tortilla strips, it is worth it.
The flavor's not that far
off, but the consistency is all wrong. I had trouble reheating it as
well. Maybe I'm just not a good soup maker?
This is sooo good and so
much like Max and Erma's. I added a little more Velveeta and a little
more cumin and chili powder. Wonderful!! Thank so much Robbie!
I was honestly skeptic
about this recipe because it seemed to easy to make. It is great!! I
do not have the ability to work backwards and figure out the
ingredients of a particular dish but you nailed this one. It does
taste exactly like Max and Erma's chicken tortilla soup. My family and
I thank you very much. It is a big hit at parties also.
The flavor was right, but
the texture was way off. This soup was really runny, while Max &
Erma's is much thicker. Maybe more roux or a different cheese?
its ok.. but not exactly
like max and ermas. The taste is still pretty good, but still a little
This soup really tasted
pretty close to the Max and Erma's Tortilla soup, but the texture was
not exactly right. Real M&E Rortilla soup has a much thicker/cheesier
consistency. Believe me...i worked there for 5 years. My husband and
friends LOVED this soup. They have never been to M&E so they didn't
know the difference. If you have had the real thing you will see that
it is not the same. Since i nolonger live in a state that has M&E i am
very excited to be able to make this soup in my home!
Sure is the recipe - I used
heavy cream instead of milk. Used Med Salsa (1 cup plus some) and 1/4
cup HOT Salsa. I used the water I cooked the skinless chicken in as
the broth (and add broth if needed). I used my Bullet to shred the
chicken in just a couple of minutes - How easy can all that be and
taste just like Max & Erma's
I have tried many knock off
Max and Erma's tortilla soup recipes and this one tops them off! It is
not as thick as Max and Erma's but it still doesn't affect the flavor.
I added almost 1 1/2 tsp. of chili powder as well to make it spicier.
You may also want to try adding a dollop of sour cream into your bowl
for a good blend. We will definitley use this recipe again, it's fast,
easy, and much cheaper than all those condensed soup recipes! Also,
the Ro*Tel is not in the typical "mexican foods section" at your
grocery stores, I finally found it in the canned tomatoes section.
This recipe was the
Perfect! I loved it, and so did my kids Robbie you were right on with
this soup, thanks for bringing warmth to a cold winter night it was
This is a great recipe--I
made the recipe exactly as stated and used tortilla chips on top. I
have tried other recipes for this on the web and until now, none of
them came close. My husband said this was the best soup I have ever
made at home. Thanks Robbie!
I made this last night and
my husband went absolutely crazy over it. I've made other copycat
recipes for this soup and this is by far the best and easiest I have
tried. I will definitely take this to future family gatherings along
with several copies of the recipe. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY TO DIE FOR!!!
I just made this recipe the
other night and it was wonderful! My husband and I enjoyed it very
much - definitely a keeper for the recipe file.
Very, very similar to Max &
Erma's version. Just two minor differences - one, I added chopped,
pre-cooked southwestern style chicken breast to the soup. It also
turned out just a tad thinner than the restaraunt version - next time
I might mix in enough shredded cheese to thicken it a bit. All in all,
a wonderful hit and again - a keeper. Thank you so very much!
This is a pretty good soup
and it tastes just like the one from Max and Erma's. Easy to make. I
will definitely make it again.