Saturday, March 21, 2009

Crock Pot Tortilla Soup

Don't be fooled by all the ingredients - this is a super easy recipe and it's SO yummers! Just throw everything into the crock pot and let the aroma fill your home and entice your appetite. I like to top this soup with fresh squeezed lime juice, avocado, tortilla strips, and grated Jalapeno Jack cheese. I also grill up some cheddar quesadillas for the kids.

3 shredded, cooked chicken breasts
1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce
1 medium onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers
1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, drained
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups water
3 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 (10 ounce) package frozen corn
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

Fresh Lime juice
Jalapeno Jack cheese, grated

Place chicken, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, onion, bell pepper, green chiles, pinto beans and garlic into a slow cooker.
Pour in water and chicken broth, and season with cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, and bay leaf.
Stir in corn and cilantro.
Cover, and cook on LOW setting for 6 hours or on HIGH setting for 3 to 4 hours.
Top with lime juice, tortilla strips, grated cheese and avocado.
Serve with grilled quesadillas.


Amy said...

This looks amazing....I was looking for a crock pot recipe to add some leftover cilantro rice to, and THIS IS IT! Thank you, thank you! Love your blogs. ;-)

Shelby said...

This is probably a dumb question but do you precook the chicken?

Summer said...

Yum! I can't wait to try this, the soup is sitting in my crock pot and smells SO good!

But, I was wondering if you have ever tried to freeze this soup? This made a lot of soup, so I was thinking of freezing half of it.

Anonymous said...

Yes :). I like mine grilled first for a lil smoky flavor but u can bake or boil too.

Jen Schirner said...

Very good! Added an extra clove of garlic, but other than that followed the recipe as written. This was as good or better than any other tortilla soup I've made in the past. Do it!! :)

Anonymous said...

Red or white onion?