Have I mentioned that I love my crock pot? I should give her a name, but I wouldn’t want to upset Nancy, my GPS. I figured since I use my crock pot a lot, that I would post my favorite recipes for Manic Monday- Let’s Go Make Some Noise. I mean Soup.
Oh, and enjoy!
Garlic 1/2-1 teaspoon of Garlic powder, 1-2 teaspoons of dried garlic, or 1-2 cloves minced
Salt/Pepper- As desired
Chicken Soup Base 2-3 Tablespoons or make broth from chicken bones that you roasted
Taco Seasoning packet or I mix more or less of : 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder, 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, and 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin.
Cooking oil – As needed for cooking
Potato Flakes to thicken soup if needed
Favorite Soup Toppings:
Corn Tortilla chips or Tortilla Strips (I like “hint of lime” chips)
Chedder, Monterey jack, or Mexican blend cheese, shredded
Fresh tomatoes or salsa
Fresh Key Limes to squeeze over soup
Saute Carrots, Celery, onions, and garlic in small amount of oil. When done, blend this mixture in your food processor just until combined. Add cilantro and blend once more. (It should be chunky)
Combine: Water, Beans, tomatoes, green chilies, corn, chicken soup base/broth, and chicken together and bring to a boil. Add blended mixture and remanding seasonings. Cook and low for up to 1 hour or put in slow cooker for 6-8 hours.
For a fast version, cook on medium to high heat until it reaches a comfortable temperature and good flavor.