Monday, January 26, 2009

Southern Livings Southwestern Soup

This was the cover of the January Southern Living magazine. My mom keeps me supplied. I was looking for a quick easy meal too!
The recipe calls for beef but since we are trying to be kinder to cows, I opted for the last of the leftover frozen Thanksgiving turkey pieces. So I popped them (frozen) into the crock pot last night before bed on low and they are ready to debone this morning. The rest of the goodies will go into the crock pot as well to simmer til lunchtime.
I had every ingredient in the pantry or freezer (and you could just a easily use a can or corn as well as frozen, or other forms of garlic) so it make a perfect food storage meal. There is room for variations as well. Recipe follows.
Southwestern Soup
1 pound cooked meat (beef, chicken, turkey, even moose!)
1 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 cans beans ( I used red kidney, pinto, & black)
2 cans diced tomatoes (one with green chilies and one with japelenos)
2 cups frozen white and yellow corn
1 can beef broth (we will be using chicken to go with the poultry theme)
1 package taco seasoning
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro with more for topping
Sour cream, shredded cheese, crushed chips for garnish if desire.
Bon appetite!


Jenny said...

MMM. Love the photos.

Valli said...

Way to use some food storage!

cooldad said...

Do we eat food cooked in a crockpot? Or was this just theoretical in the event we are required to live off our food storage?

coolmom said...

Some of us do.