Archive for October 30th, 2008

souptacular crockpotalooza

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Have you been over to BooMama? She is hosting a SOUPTACULAR/CROCKPOTALOOZA! There are already tons of recipes linked up over there and I can’t wait to find some new favorites… Here’s a few soup recipes I heart!

Chicken Tortilla Soup

1 Tbsp Butter
1 Yellow onion chopped finely
3 cloves garlic, pressed
1 small can green chilies
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can black beans, drained
1 cup frozen corn kernels
5 cups chicken stock
2 cups shredded chicken
2 Tbs. Taco seasoning
salt and pepper to taste

For Serving:
sour cream
shredded jack and or mild cheddar cheese
Tortilla chips

Saute onions and garlic in butter in a large pot over medium heat until onions are translucent. Add chilies, tomatoes, beans, corn, chicken stock, chicken, and taco seasoning. Stir through on high heat until soup boils. Reduce to low. Add salt and pepper to taste. Simmer one hour.Serve with sour cream, a handful of cheese, and place broken pieces of tortilla strips on top.

This one is technically jambalaya, but when mom makes it she adds more liquid and it is more soupy… it’s yummy.


I buy the zattarains jambalaya mix… it has the rice and seasonings inside.  Mom buys low sodium, I go for it and say “welcome salt!”

I start with olive oil.  Saute onion and green peppers in oil until onions are transluscent.

I buy Healthy Choice Polish sausage (It says best choice award on the package and is actually healthy I think…)

Slice it up and put it in with the onions…

I add 2-3 chicken breasts to saute with the mixture.  (I take them out and chop them up)

Then add 1 can of chicken broth (16 oz)

and a can of diced tomatoes…

Then pour in the package of zattarains and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer for rice to cook (about 20 minutes)

Here’s where you can decide whether or not to make it more “soupy.”  By adding either water or more broth.

I don’t.  But you can.  Mom does.

This last one is an old favorite and works great in the crock pot!

Mexican soup… or hominy chili…

1 can each yellow and white hominy (corn if you don’t like hominy)
1 can or leftover black beans
1 can rotel (I use mild)
1 can stewed tomatoes
2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 package ranch dressing (dry)
1 package taco seasoning
1 can chicken broth

Mix all together and cook 6-8 hours on low. Great with cornbread!
Some fix this with ground beef, some on the stove top … very yummy and easy!