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Slow Cooker Fiesta Soup

May 12, 2014

Slow Cooker Fiesta Soup

So I’m sharing one of my secret weapons today!

We all know that slow cooker meals really make life easy. I have to be honest that I actually don’t use my slow cooker as much as I should! I do, however have a handfull of recipes that I use when life gets a bit crazy.

Slow Cooker Fiesta Soup

I had a birthday party to prepare for a couple of weeks ago, so I was sure to put one of my slow cooker recipes on the menu so I didn’t have to think about cooking – and so that we would have some leftovers to glean from during the busy weekend. I also always pack up 2 portions that I set aside to put in my husband’s meals to take to work for this week.

Slow Cooker Fiesta Soup

So here is one of my secret weapons for busy weekends! One pot. All in one meal. I usually take about 10 minutes to prep everything before I go to bed the night before so that I can just dump in first thing in the morning!

Slow Cooker Fiesta Soup
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Ingredients
  • 1 ½ to 2 quarts chicken bone broth (Depending on if you want a thicker soup or not. I usually go for the 2 quarts to stretch it.)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 cups cooked chicken from your weekly crockpotted chicken.
  • 1 ½ cups sprouted and cooked black beans (or one 15 oz can organic black beans)
  • 1 pint refried beans (You could use 1 can organic refried beans – just watch the ingredients)
  • 1 cup frozen organic corn (I get the big bags at Costco. Canned would work too – just stick with organic or your corn is most likely GMO’d)
  • 1 – 16oz jar organic salsa
  • 1-2 tsp taco seasoning (I use my own blend)
  • ½ cup uncooked organic long grain white rice
  • Sea salt/pepper to taste
  • Handfuls of spinach to wilt in before serving if desired
  • Grated raw cheese or whole sour cream to top if desired
Instructions
  1. Everything in the crockpot EXCEPT the spinach, and cheese or sour cream.
  2. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4 hours. Wilt the spinach in before serving if you want that in there and garnish with cheese or sour cream.

Kitchen Tips:

  • HERE is how to sprout your black beans. Sprouting makes the beans easier to digest and more nutritious! And listen. I don’t sprout beans every time I want to make this! I sprout beans for my freezer separately in HUGE batches so they are always on hand. The whole point of a dinner like this is fast dump in’s to make life easy on busy days!
  • HERE is my refried bean recipe – it is SO good! **If you go with canned refried beans you may want to add more seasoning (like Mexican or taco seasoning) to your soup – my refried beans are much more flavorful than most you will find in a can so the soup doesn’t end up needing much in the seasoning department!
  • HERE is how you can make your own nourishing chicken bone broth full of minerals and gelatin!
  • HERE is my crockpot chicken method. This soup is a great way to use up the leftover chicken you have from your weekly chicken dinner!

So tell me! What slow cooker dinners do you fall back on when you have a busy weekend?

 

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12 Comments

  • Reply Jessica @ConveyAwareness May 15, 2014 at 1:06 am

    I love the flavor profile you have created here! I’m a fan of chunky soups/stews. Pinned! =)

    • Reply Renee Kohley May 15, 2014 at 6:23 am

      Great Jessica! Let me know how the family likes it!

  • Reply Raia May 15, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Yum! This is totally going on my menu! (Minus the corn though, I’m allergic.) Thanks! Pinned! 🙂

  • Reply Marci May 16, 2014 at 7:11 am

    That looks SO good!! We love this type of meal. I will be trying it. Thanks!

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  • Reply Melissa October 10, 2014 at 12:22 am

    Made bone broth for the first time this week, then made your refried beans yesterday and used them to make this soup with today…yum! We ate it all! Also, how many quarts of broth do you get per chicken? Thanks!

    • Reply Renee Kohley October 10, 2014 at 9:27 am

      Hi Melissa! Oh this is great! I’m so happy to read that! I would say I get about 2-3 quarts per chicken. I hope that helps!

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