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Ingredients1 large onion, finely chopped
6 Tbs. unsalted butter
3 cans mild green chiles, drained, seeded, and finely chopped (4-oz each)
4 cans plum tomatoes, drained seeded and finely chopped, (14, 1/2-oz each)
4 packages cream cheese, cut into bits (3-oz each)
2 cans chicken broth, (14 1/2-oz each)
3 cups half-and-half
8 Tsp. fresh lemon juice, or to taste
cayenne pepper, to taste
salt, to taste
julienned tortilla strips, finely chopped
green onions, chopped
Monterrey jack cheese, grated
Cook onion in butter over moderately low heat in a saucepan, stirring occasionally until onion is softened. Add chiles and tomatoes. Cook mixture 8 to 10 minutes over moderate heat until liquid evaporates, stirring occasionally. Stir in cream cheese. Maintain moderate-to-low heat until cheese melts. Stir in chicken broth, half-and-half, lemon juice, cayenne, and salt. Heat soup over moderate heat until hot, but do not boil. Sprinkle tortilla strips, green onions, and Monterrey jack cheese over individual servings.
Makes 8 cups.