Luby’s, Inc. operates restaurants under the brands Luby’s Cafeteria, Fuddruckers and Cheeseburger in Paradise and provides food service management through its Luby’s Culinary Services division. The company-operated restaurants include 95 Luby’s cafeterias, 65 Fuddruckers restaurants, 18 Cheeseburger in Paradise full service restaurants and bars, one Koo Koo Roo Chicken Bistro and one Bob Luby’s Seafood Grill. Its 95 Luby’s cafeterias are located throughout Texas and other states. Its Fuddruckers restaurants include 65 company-operated locations and 114 franchises across the United States (including Puerto Rico), Canada, and Mexico. Luby’s Culinary Services provides food service management to 22 sites consisting of healthcare, higher education and corporate dining locations.

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Beef Tortilla Soup

BEEF TORTILLA SOUP
Luby's Cafeteria Copycat Recipe

Serves 20


3 quarts chicken stock
1.5 (12-oz.) cans whole canned tomatoes
2 3/4 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons ground pepper
1.5 (12-oz.) cans cream-style corn
3 1/2 cups shredded American cheese
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 cup cool water
1 lb ground beef
1/3 cup chopped onion
tortilla chips, to garnish
shredded cheddar cheese, to garnish
sour cream, to garnish optional


Bring broth to a boil in a large pot. Crush tomatoes by hand and add with juice to broth. Add cumin, garlic, salt, pepper, corn, and American cheese. Bring to a boil again. Dissolve cornstarch in cup of cool water in 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.