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Hearty Turkey Chili

Hearty Turkey Chili

Hearty Turkey Chili. This recipe is all natural, no preservatives, freshness you can’t beat, and perfect for those chili cook offs. Top it with some Smoky Chipotle Cheddar Cheese and you will win the blue ribbon first prize! 

hearty turkey chili

Last nights dinner was this Hearty Turkey Chili. It was full of fresh vegetables, fresh herbs and spices, and lean ground turkey. It was topped with the most delicious Smoky Chipotle Cheddar Jack. I am trying to cut out on dairy, so I didn’t have any sour cream on it, but I was taught you can put plain non fat yogurt on this turkey chili. It turned out very delicious!

This past few days here in Arizona it has finally started to cool down.. like 10-15 degrees cooler. I was very excited to be able to make a chili for dinner.

I am in love with lean ground turkey. On my weight loss journey, turkey seemed to be the easiest to cook up and use most often in so many good recipes. hearty turkey chili

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

chicken tortilla soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Last night I knew my husband would be coming home from a week-long business trip. I knew that I wanted to have a  home cooked meal for him… as being on the road can be rough. Eating out all week… or sometimes in his case not eating at all is not healthy.

I went to my recipe collection and wanted something easy and healthy! I choose this delicious recipe! I didn’t even have all the ingredients in my pantry and had to make a quick stop at the grocery store… but that is okay… because this recipe truly was perfect for us for dinner.

My husband came home with a cold…. especially a sore throat. He told me this was perfect on his sore throat. THE NEAT THING was I through this all together around 5 o’clockish and then we had dinner at 6:30. Yes… last-minute I know… but it was fantastic. It was so easy to dump all the ingredients into the crock-pot and then finish up what I needed to. This recipe became a new family favorite. It was so easy to prepare.

Here is the recipe…

Chicken Tortilla Soup

By Carrie Perrins

  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can pinto beans
  • 1 (14 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 can rotel
  • 1 can creamed corn
  • 1 large can of cooked chicken ( 2 cups cooked chicken)
  • 1 pkg. fiesta ranch dressing ( just the powder)
  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning mix

Combine all ingredients together ( with juices ) in a crock pot. Simmer until ready to serve.

Garnish with chips, tortilla strips, cheese, sour cream, cilantro, and lime juice.

chicken tortilla soup

Please don’t forget to add the lime juice [if you are a fan of lime.] It truly makes the soup!

I absolutely loved the flavor and texture of this soup.

chicken tortilla soup

Need a quick dinner tonight… this one truly is quick and easy and you will love it!

Enjoy-

Carrie

chicken tortilla soup

 

 

Crock Pot Beef Stew

Crock Pot Beef Stew

This Crock Pot Beef Stew hit our dinner table this week. It was a very simple meal and I had prepared it the morning. By dinner time… it made the house smell delicious.

This is my mama’s recipe.
I am happy to share it with you.

Crock Pot Beef Stew

By Carrie Perrins

1 pkg. stew meat- browned
3 cans French onion soup
3 cans cream of celery soup
potatoes- peeled and cubed
baby carrots-a small bag
salt and pepper to taste

Put all ingredients into a crock pot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours.
* You can use as many potatoes as you would like. I usually do about 6 small to medium potatoes. For the carrots you can use canned, fresh, or just the baby carrots like I did. Whatever you have on hand or what you prefer works.

I love how easy this recipe is. I usually buy several of the canned goods and store them on my pantry shelf. That way when I am out of ideas I can throw this in the crock pot.
I have even made this and took it camping before. It was wonderful.
This really is the only beef stew that I have ever made.
Thanks mama for the great recipe!

I hope you enjoy it!
Carrie