Monday, February 1, 2010
Easy Enchilada Soup Will Make You Smile
I thought I would share one of our favorite soups we enjoy on a cold night like tonight! Do you like this gal's apron? I do! In our home we all really like aprons and some of us collect them, and we use them quite often too. : )
While we're talking aprons and cozy soups...
I retrieved this recipe some years ago from www.flylady.net She has some very nice crockpot recipes that can be tweaked or simplified as you see fit.
This is so easy in a crockpot and everyone seems to be wearing smiles when I present this for supper.
Tortilla Enchilada Soup
(It's not Italian but it is good stuff indeed!)
This feeds our family of 6 very well.
Two boxes of chicken broth
Three boneless chicken breasts or you may use two cans of chicken if you're in a pinch.
Three 10 oz. size cans or one large and two 10 oz. of red enchilada sauce, I've mixed green with red and it works fine.
One jar of picante sauce, I've found that the 16 oz. jar of VanDeWalle Farms (mild) is a good choice, medium works fine for our family but we do well with spicy. (We keep a shaker of cayenne on our table if that tells you anything.
1 T. cumin
One nice size bag of frozen mixed vegetables.
One cup uncooked brown rice. Add at the beginning of cooking time.
Combine all ingredients except for frozen veggies so veggies will be a bit fresher tasting.
Add frozen mixed vegetables added last 30 minutes before soup is done.
Right around that time I take the chicken breasts out and shred them.
I let mine cook for 6 hours in that crockpot. It's easy! Just dump-dump-dump! You're done!
We enjoy eating this scrumptious soup with tortilla chips or corn tortillas on top of each bowl and some shredded cheese as well as fresh avocado slices. We also use a dollop of sour cream or plain yogurt with shredded cilantro.
And of course, any of the ingredients could be replaced by more natural whole foods or dairy free ingredients as well.
Take care all, stay warm, keep your eyes on the Lord. K.I.S.S. Keep it simple sweeties!
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