Place cream of celery soup in large pot. Gradually blend
in cream. Add remaining ingredients except cheese and tortillas
and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
If the soup is a little thick, add some water. Remove from
heat and add cheese, stirring until melted. Taste and adjust
seasonings, adding more chili powder, cumin, or salt (if
needed) to taste. Top servings with tortilla chips. Makes
about 6 servings.
Tester’s note: Chipotle chili powder was particularly