This is a repost of one of my favorite crock pot soup recipes. Hope you enjoy the new photos. It is time to find some comfort and warmth in soup. I love my crock pot when it comes to making soups and chilies as you can just dump and not think about it!
For a recent luncheon I was having, casual the way I like it, I decided to try Tortilla Soup and Ham biscuits. I knew I was going to have a hectic morning so I threw everything into the crock pot in the evening and just plugged it in when I woke up. Ironically my friends arrived before me, a little email slip on my part!! Needless to say the soup was there waiting for them!! ( I had also put all the condiments in a dish in the fridge so it was easily accessible)
I adapted the recipe for Tortilla Soup from A Year of Slow Cooking. The one thing I did not like about this recipe is that the chicken had to be cooked. The night before when I had the grill on for dinner I just grilled up some chicken breasts along with what we were having. I guess this saved me time from having to pull apart the chicken before the guests arrived which would have been disastrous considering my email mishap:) It is also a great recipe to use frozen cooked chicken.
One of my favorite food planning tips is if you are making chicken for a recipe, put a few extra breasts in the oven with just salt and pepper. When it is finished cooking, chop it or shred and place it in a freezer bag. You will have some great chicken waiting for you in the freezer.
- 3 cups of chicken broth
- 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken
- 1/2 onion
- 1 cup frozen roasted corn, I only could find regular corn
- 2-3 green onions
- 28 oz can of tomatoes and juice
- 1 cup chopped up vegetables that you have on hand, celery and carrots in my fridge
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1/4 t crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 t cayenne pepper
- 1 t cumin
- salt to taste
- 1 can of black beans--I used organic tri-blend
- -optional Garlic Gold Southwest Blend Nuggets, 1-2 tablespoons
- --tortilla chips
- --Shredded Taco Blend or cheddar Cheese
- --sour cream
- --green onions
- Dice all veggies--dump everything into the crock pot
- Items can be frozen if you have leftover cooked chicken etc in freezer.
- Cook on low for 8-10 hours, or high for 6 or so.
- Before serving, garnish as you choose.