14 November 2012

Spicy Chicken Taco Soup in the Crock-Pot

Yes, I'm on a soup kick. It's the cool weather! Anyway, DELICIOUS.

1 onion, diced
1 can of corn, drained
1 can black beans, rinsed/drained
1 can chili beans
1 can tomato sauce (8 oz)
1 can/bottle beer (12 oz)
2 cans Rotel, undrained
1 packet taco seasoning (or make your own, see below)
3 chicken breasts
Optional: Light sour cream, red-fat shredded cheddar, crumbled tortilla chips

Make your own taco seasoning!  I realized I forgot to buy a packet of taco seasoning, so I just made my own. Very easy and you probably have all the spices.

1 tbsp chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt and pepper, each

Place the onion, chili beans, black beans, corn, tomato sauce, beer, and diced tomatoes in a slow cooker. Add taco seasoning, and stir to blend. Lay chicken breasts on top of the mixture, pressing down slightly until just covered by the other ingredients. Set slow cooker for low heat, cover, and cook for 6-7 hours. Shred the chicken. Serve topped with shredded cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and crushed tortilla chips!!

Original recipe found here

11 November 2012

Turkey Kielbasa Stew

This is great! Perfect for this stormy and sort of cold night. New favorite for sure!

1 lb turkey kielbasa sausage, cut into slices
1 (14 oz) can beef broth
1 can tomato soup (10.75 oz)
1/2 c water
3 c shredded cabbage
1 onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 c lite sour cream

In a large saucepan over medium heat, spray with olive oil spray, and cook sausage until brown. Pour broth, tomato soup and water into pan with sausage. Stir in cabbage, onion and bell pepper and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 45 minutes, or until flavors are well blended. Stir in sour cream and heat through before serving.

Original recipe found here.

07 November 2012

Slow-Cooker Carne Asada

Two new recipes in two days!? No!! It's true. I'm kind of impressed with myself. Anyway, this is delicious and spicy! I put the meat in a tortilla and ate it like a taco, so do what you want with it!

1 (10.5 ounce) can beef broth
3 diced tomatoes 
2 jalapeno peppers chopped
1 sweet onion, chopped 
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 pounds steak (we used a big sirloin)
2 tbsp ground cumin 
2 tbsp chili powder 
2 tsp salt 
2 tsp black pepper

In a small bowl, combine the cumin, chili powder, salt and black pepper. Rub spice mixture all over steak and place in crock pot, then add all veggies. Pour beef broth over it all and cook on low 8 hours. Take out steak and shred with 2 forks.

Original recipe found here.

06 November 2012

Easy Crock-Pot Potato Soup

This is amazing! Heavenly. Fabulous. It's SO easy to make... SO EASY! We ate this really fast. This is another must-make!

1 (30 oz.) bag frozen hash-brown potatoes (I used the squared, southern style)
2 (14 oz.) cans chicken broth
1 (10.75 oz.) can cream of chicken soup
1/2 c chopped onion
1/3 tsp. ground black pepper
1 (8oz) package cream cheese
Garnish: green onions, turkey bacon bits, red-fat sour cream, cheddar cheese

Combine broth, cream of chicken soup, and onions in crock pot. Add frozen hash-browns and black pepper. Cover and cook on low 5-6 hours. Put in block of cream cheese and let cook for 30 more min. Stir in cream cheese and garnish however you like!

Original recipe found here.