Sunday, July 8, 2012

Santa Fe Soup

I was first introduced to Santa Fe Soup about 5 years ago.(Some also call it Chicken Tortilla Soup)  It has since become a staple on our dinner menu!  We all love it, it cans well, it freezes well, and I think it makes a wonderfully healthy meal for new moms too! It's packed full of good stuff like lots of iron and protein, you can make it as fattening or as lean as you'd like.  You could even leave out the chicken and it would still be delicious as a vegetarian soup!  AND it is just an all around feel good, yummy, gotta have it kind of soup!

Santa Fe Soup

1 15 oz. can of black beans
1 15 oz. can of pinto beans
1 15 oz. can of kidney beans
1 medium onion- chopped
2 chicken breasts - cooked and cubed *
1 can of tomatoes with peppers
2 cans of corn
2 packets of ranch dressing mix **
2 packets of taco seasoning  **

Toss together your chicken with the seasoning mixes, add chopped onion, beans, tomatoes, corn, etc.  Don't drain anything, just pour everything together and stir.  Simmer for about 2 hours.

You can eat it straight like that for a nice chicken chili, or top of crushed corn tortilla chips, shredded cheese and sour cream!  DE-LIC-IOUS!!

* - I often just use left over chicken from a roasted chicken
** - I use 2 heaping tablespoons of Frontier's Bulk Taco Seasoning and Ranch Dressing mix in place of the packets.  This saves money and MSG!

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