Saturday, August 30, 2008

tortilla soup - make it the crockpot!

I know how it is to get into a rut with cooking. Sometimes we just need someone to share a great recipe with us. So, here's my great recipe to share with you.

It's Tortilla Soup from the Fix-It and Forget It Cookbook (Good Publishers) and it's done in your crockpot!

My husband LOVES this soup. Both our daughters make it frequently and everyone they serve it to LOVES it.

4 chicken breast halves (cook, debone & shred chicken)
1 garlic clove, minced,
2 Tbsp. butter,
2 14 1/2 oz cans of chicken broth,
2 14 oz cans chopped stewed tomatoes,
1 cup salsa (mild, medium, or hot),
1/2 cup chopped cilantro,
1 Tbsp or more of ground cumin.

Melt the butter and add the minced garlic to it. Combine all the other ingredients in a slow cooker THEN add the sautéed garlic. Cover and cook on low for 8 - 10 hours.

Then shred or cube 8 oz of Monterey jack cheese - put this in your soup bowls. Ladle your soup over the cheese THEN sprinkle tortilla chips on the top and add a dollop of sour cream.

IT'S that easy and very yummy. I always double the recipe. It's great the first day and even better the second. And it freezes well— Enjoy! Let me know how you like it!

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ValorieJane aka *3~BLonDeS~mOm said...

Thanks sounds awesome!

AZ Chica said... is awesome!!!
You should try it...I highly recommend it!
AND, it is very simple to make!! :-)

Lylah said...

thanks AZ Chica - who, by the way makes the BEST salsa and beans anyone would want to put in their mouth: &

Toni said...

Could you make this with the already-cooked chicken breast strips you get at the stores these days? Or an already cooked rotisserie chicken?

Lylah said...

hi there can totally make it with those breast strips and or the rotisserie chicken. i think you'll love it!