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Tortilla Soup and Too Many New Things

September 15, 2011

I’m really hard at work today on upcoming things that I’ll post on my blog over the next few weeks, but I was having withdrawals from not writing a post all day, so I wanted to pop in and share a recipe for this amazing tortilla soup that I made last night.

I found the recipe here from Real Mom Kitchen (maybe originally from pinterest?) and changed it to closer suit my tastes. I also didn’t have time in the morning to start up the crock pot, so cooked it all in an hour instead. Directions follow.

My Adaptation of Chicken Tortilla Soup
1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes (I used regular, no salt added ones)
1 10-ounce package frozen whole kernel corn
1 medium chopped white onion
1 red pepper, seeded and cut into fourths (for flavor that can be taken out when soup’s done cooking; I don’t like the texture of pepper)
1 10-ounce can enchilada sauce (I used mild)
1 10.75-ounce can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 cups milk (I used lactose-free 2%)
1 15-ounce can of Chicken Broth
2 chicken breasts (grilled the previous day and chilled)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Sprinkling of sharp cheddar cheese to taste when serving
Tortilla strips for serving

Saute the onions in some butter until transparent. When almost cooked through, add in the pepper pieces and cook until soft. Pour in beans, tomatoes, corn, enchilada sauce, condensed soup and chicken broth. Shred chicken with a fork (or by hand) and toss into soup. Once boiling, turn down to a simmer and let cook for about 45 minutes. Add salt + pepper to tase. Serve hot with a sprinkling of cheese and tortilla strips.

Hope you try this soon! It’s delicious and full of flavor without being spicy (I can stand a little spice, but I make most of my foot really mild). You can use spicier enchilada sauce for more heat if you wish.

Also, I wanted to share some MORE things that Simon Says has in stock. They’re just killing me! I’ve placed TWO orders in the last two weeks, and I already have another cart building up. I thought I would share the love and maybe I can live vicariously through you. ;) Here are the things that are just dyinnnnggg to end up in my house. (The first of which is the set of Limited Edition Distress Inks… they’re SUPER limited, to pick up your set now if want them!)




























Happy shopping! Simon has toooo many pretty, awesome things in stock right now. Hehe. Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back tomorrow to point you over to an exciting guest post I’m doing somewhere, and it’s also the first day of scrapfest. :) Can’t wait! Happy almost weekend. <3


9 Comments leave one →
  1. September 15, 2011 10:15 pm

    Looks yummy, Britt! See you tomorrow at Scrapfest! A bunch of us are meeting at 9:00 am in front of Starbucks, right near where you check in. Then we’ll be heading right to the Hero Arts booth to do their make and take. If you don’t have a class at 9:00, hopefully you can join us! Hugs! :)

  2. September 15, 2011 10:25 pm

    You are a bad (good!) influence. I just ordered the TH fall ink colors. They look awesome. :)

  3. September 15, 2011 10:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. That soup does sound good. I think I need the new Ltd. Edition Distress Inks!

  4. September 16, 2011 1:19 am

    That recipe looks fab! Chicken enchalidas is my fave meal to cook so I think I’ll have to try this soup ;)
    Those stash goodies look great – I just took a delivery of new treats yeaterday so I can’t wait to get creative!!
    Have fun at Scrapfest, Rx

  5. Kelli L permalink
    September 16, 2011 6:26 am

    Britta….you must stop the madness. Everytime I check your blog I am heading over to Simon Says Stamp or 2Peas…STOP. :) Loving all the great cards lately. Looks like you may have to do a haul video with your orders you just placed. I love it when I can actually “see” the product.

  6. September 16, 2011 6:43 am

    ooh thanks for the recipe, I will have to give it a try. SSS is killing me too, I have a cart building up too. Of course then today I see one of the things in my cart is now out of stock, isn’t that just my luck! Glad to see they have Studio Calico now, I have been wanting to try some of that stuff but I really don’t like ordering from 10 different places if I don’t have to. Have fun at Scrapfest!

  7. September 16, 2011 7:38 am

    Britta! What did you do?? I blacked out and when I came to, I’d ordered Distress Inks from SSS (now if I could just be patient and wait 3 weeks for shipping, that would me good, that sort of kills impulse shopping, but apparently, that’s a good thing for me)! I made sure to click through your lovely enabling post :) And I’ve got to try that soup, looks easy and fast!

  8. Natalie Winterstein permalink
    September 19, 2011 7:39 pm

    Britta, I wanted to let you know that I bought the distress inks (can’t wait until they get here!) and I made the soup! Gets an enthusiastic thumbs up from me and the hubster! (He ate two full bowls!)

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