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Crockpot Tortilla Soup

January 6, 2010

We’re ba-ack!  We had an awesome time in Wisconsin and were so glad to get back to our comfy bed and less-comfy couch.  Unfortunately, since we got back late on Sunday evening (and were welcomed with a huge pile of unshoveled snow…), we didn’t have any time to grocery shop until yesterday.  We also needed a little break from the heavy Christmas food (I think everyone does — the food blog world seems to be full of people who are looking to detox!).  We decided to make this Crockpot Tortilla Soup, as something that is easy, delicious and completely different from the ham, Polish sausage, and cookies we have been ingesting.

This is a great recipe to prep before you go to work, and when you get home at the end of the day, your house will smell delicious.

Crockpot Tortilla Soup

Crockpot Tortilla Soup

Recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 28-oz. can of diced tomatoes, with their juice
  • 1 10-oz. can of enchilada sauce (as spicy as you want it)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 4-oz. can of diced green chile peppers, with their juice
  • 1 15-oz. can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 c. chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (as much as you’d like)
  1. Place all ingredients in a large crockpot and stir to combine.  Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or high for 3-4 hours.
  2. Before serving, remove chicken breasts and shred, or break up chicken in crockpot with spoon or hard-edged spatula.
  3. Salt to taste.  Serve with shredded cheese, crushed tortilla chips, additional lime, and hot sauce.
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2 Comments leave one →
  1. mary beth permalink
    January 7, 2010 9:43 pm

    i love tortilla soup! i haven’t made it in awhile. perhaps, i shall!

  2. Niki permalink
    March 3, 2010 8:21 pm

    Yum! Made this tonight, didn’t realize it would be so filling so I also made another batch of the black bean and sweet potato cakes. We will have a lot of soup left over which is fine. I left off the cilantro because I really dislike it. Thanks for the good recipe!

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