1 red bell pepper, cut in lengthwise strips
1/2 large onion, cut in rings
1 qt. chicken stock (I use bouillon)
1 can (10 3/4 oz.) condensed cream of tomato soup (you will use about 1/2 the can)
1 can Rotel tomatoes and green chilies
1 small can sliced ripe olives, drained
salt & pepper
dried parsley flakes
grated American cheese
Sauté red bell pepper and onion slices in a little margarine until barely soft.
Add chicken stock and 1/2 can or so of tomato soup.
Add Rotel, sliced ripe olives, salt, pepper, garlic powder, parsley, and Tabasco if using.
Taste and adjust seasonings to suit your taste.
Coarsely break up a small handful of Tostitos into a bowl.
Ladle hot soup over broken chips.
Grate cheese on top and add dollups of sour cream.
Vary ingredient amounts to suit your own taste.