You’re cold. You’re hungry. You’re busy.
I feel you.
It’s time to whip out one of my favorite crock-pot recipes. Zippy Tortilla Soup. It’s easy. It’s zippy. It’s pretty healthy and it tastes great! (Be warned, there is a bit of a kick to it)
Here’s what you’ll need to get before you start crockin’:
1-pound ground turkey
1 medium onion-chopped (red is my favorite)
4 cups water
1 jar Pace Picante sauce (16 oz jar) (comes in mild, medium and hot, but I like to use medium)
1 small (14 1/2 oz) can diced tomatoes (low sodium)
1 – 7 oz. jar roasted sweet red peppers, drained & chopped
1 – 4 oz. can chopped green chilies
1 envelope Fajita seasoning (look for low sodium)
1 Tbs. dried cilantro flakes
3/4 cup uncooked converted rice
(I also added some black beans, but the original recipe doesn’t call for them)
In a large skillet, cook ground turkey and onion over medium heat, then drain. Transfer to a crock-pot. It’s a fantastic investment. I got my crock-pot at a garage sale for a dollar. They practically gave me the present of easy meals.
Add all the other ingredients.
Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours. If soup gets too thick, add water to get the consistency you want.
Spoon a dollop of sour cream on top or add some Tostitos and enjoy! This recipe makes 4 large servings.