Thursday, February 24, 2011

It's not over yet.....

Just when you start getting used to the idea of spring and flowers and bright beautiful sunrises.....

You get snow.

Ave and Copper were hardly excited this morning when the pasture was blanketed ever so softly.

My philosophy is if it's gonna snow, dag-gomit snow!

It melted.

I still had to go to work.

The night before however I knew what the weather report was calling for so dinner was easily decided. I rolled up my sleeves, put on my apron, and turned on my slow cooker.

Slow cooker chicken tortilla soup

The easy Process

Chicken tortilla soup with creamed corn 
and black beans

Note: I never used the can of diced tomatoes shown in the picture. 


3 chicken breasts roasted and shredded 
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 oz can diced green chilies
1 14 oz can mild enchilada sauce
1 can creamed corn
1 cup frozen sweet corn
3/4 cup Tequila lime salsa (Newman's own)
1 qt organic chicken stock
1 red onion, quartered and sliced thin
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tb olive oil
salt and pepper

Tortilla strips

10 yellow corn tortillas
cooking spray


cheddar cheese
sour cream
green onion
lime wedges
tortilla crisps


In large saute pan heat olive oil on medium heat and cook onions for five minutes. Add garlic and cook for two minutes. Add to large slow cooker.

Put rest of ingredients, leaving out frozen corn, and cook on low for 7 hours;on high for 4 hours. When just about ready to serve add frozen corn and let heat through just a few minutes.

Make tortilla strips by halving the stack of 10 and cutting them into thin strips. Spray with cooking spray and bake at 400 for 10 minutes. Or until golden and crispy.

When soup is finished top it with any of your favorite toppings along with the crispy tortilla strips.


Winter is not over yet.......

That's okay!


  1. Yum Ang, looks good! and the pic of all the stuff in the crockpot is so pretty, nice job! :)

  2. I know - I thought it was spring?? They look soooooo happy...great soup to come home to!

  3. Yummy! I have always liked tortilla soup

  4. This is the best looking bowl of tortilla soup I have ever seen! Oh my! I really need to pull out the slow cooker, of course after I dust if off, I've had it for almost 4 years and it's never been opened. This would be a great soup to make even if we are having 80 degree days here in Houston. Yummy!

  5. Gorgeous photos...and wonderful bowl of soup! Makes me hungry now!:))

  6. What a great looking soup! I love the creamed corn in it, I bet it adds great flavor:)

  7. This looks so delicious and perfect for all that snow! Love any recipes that involve my slow cooker too :-)

  8. You ate lucky tO have snow. It has done nothing but rain here in England for the last 36 hours and we are very miserable. Need some of delicious looking soup to fill us up!

  9. Looks delicious! The soup you made last night was out of sight too. Such a good cook. I am blessed to get to enjoy so many of your dishes. Three of my most favorite things in soup ---- cilantro, green onions and lime!

  10. Yummy! This soup sounds amazing and warning! We got accidental snow, too, I was so mad!

  11. Great lookin soup Ang! So warming and tasty! I love great slow cooker recipes!!

  12. Man, this might be yet another recipe of yours that I need to make. You keep posting some good ones! Thanks for the kind comments on my blog. Have a wonderful week!