Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Nothin like soup on a cold day!!

Sorry I've been slacking on the blog... it has been a crazy few weeks. So the last three or four days have been BEAUTIFUL!! But the nights are still pretty chilly. Darwin was out side digging a trench for the new bathroom we are putting in our shop and he was out there till late and it was getting cold. So I thought what is better on a cold day than homemade soup! I didn't want to go to the grocery store so, I made it from all things I had on hand and it was super yummy and we are still enjoying the left overs!

Chicken Enchilada Soup

6 boneless skinless chicken breast
1 T ground cumin
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 red pepper roasted diced*
3 jalapenos, minced
2 T garlic, minced
1 can blk beans
1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
1 onion, small diced
1/4 tsp chili powder
to taste cayenne pepper
2 qts chicken stock**
1/2 lb bacon, diced
salt and pepper to taste

combine the first six ingredients and place in a baking dish with a bit of oil, bake till cooked through. set aside to cool. When cool dice the chicken and again set aside. combine, garlic and onions and cook ina bit of bacon fat till clear. Add jalapenos, roasted red pepper, tomatoes and black beans. add the tomatoes paste and then add the chicken stock. return the chickena nd bacon to the pot and bring to a boil. Add the chili powder and the salt and pepper and cayenne to your liking.
*may buy canned roasted red peppers or roast your own. Coat pepper with oil and a bit of salt and pepper and roast in oven at 400` Roast till the pepper is brown and bubbly. Remove from oven and immediately place in bowl and cover it with plastic wrap. Allow to cool. Once cool remove from bowl and the skin will pull away easy.
**you can buy canned or boxed stock or make your own, use chicken bones, carrots, onion and cerlery cover with water, and boil strain an skim off any fat.

Serve soup with sour cream, cheese, and tortilla chips

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