Soup weather!

Thursday, October 6, 2011 @ 02:10 PM
posted by mrscaz

Mmmmm…. Soup weather! Ok, so soup weather in Florida is just a tad different than it was back home (no changing colors, no crisp cool evenings), but none the less, when the weather is changing (meaning less humidity, not so much that it’s actually cooler out) I get a hankering (yes I said hankering) for soup! I love soup, one of my favorites is Oktoberfest Soup from a local Bowery type restaurant and I promise, if I ever come across that recipe I am totally spilling the beans and sharing it here. I am a giver like that.

Another favorite soup of mine is Taco Soup. One of the things I love about this recipe is that it’s a slow cooker recipe. That means that I can throw everything in the crock-pot in the morning, set it and forget it, then I can head out to a day filled with making kids belts. The best part??? There are hardly any dishes to clean up since it’s a one pot meal!

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (16 ounce) can chili beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer
  • 2 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning
  • 3 whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)
  • sour cream (optional)
  • crushed tortilla chips (optional)


  1. 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 5 hours.
  2. Remove chicken breasts from the soup, and allow to cool long enough to be handled. Stir the shredded chicken back into the soup, and continue cooking for 2 hours. Serve topped with shredded Cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and crushed tortilla chips, if desired.

So hearty and satisfying! Plus, tortilla chips with dinner? Yes, please!

I’m all up for trying new soups, any suggestions?


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