There’s a Chill in the Air – Soup’s On

Fall Colors - Sugar MapleThere’s a chill in the air…and all of a sudden we’re craving soup and anything that comes out of a crockpot! When fall and winter arrive, nothing beats the cold like a good bowl of chili or soup. Here are two of our favorite recipes: Crockpot Chicken Chili and Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup. If you have a favorite recipe, be sure to add it to our comments or our Facebook page!

Crockpot Chicken Chili
Here is an awesome recipe for a chicken chili that is a perfect fall dish. We are talking a bonafide game changer here folks! This recipe is so easy; you add all of the ingredients into your crockpot and set it on high for six-seven hours and ENJOY!
• 1 onion, chopped
• 1 16-oz can kidney beans – drained
• 1 16-oz can black beans – drained
• 1 8-oz can tomato sauce + ½ can of water
• 2 14.5-oz cans diced tomatoes
• 1 small can mild diced green chilies
• 1 packet taco seasoning
• 10 oz package frozen kernel corn
• 2 tbsp. cumin
• 2 tbsp. chili powder
• 1 tbsp. Mrs. Dash – original
• 1 – bag frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts
• 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro – optional garnish

Combine by layering onion, beans, diced green chilies, tomato sauce, frozen corn, cumin, chili powder and taco seasoning in a slow cooker. Place chicken on top, sprinkle with Mrs. Dash and cover. Cook on high for 6-7 hours or on low for 10 hours. 30 minutes before serving, remove chicken and shred. Return chicken to slow cooker and stir in. Top with fresh cilantro. Serve with chopped green onions, shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream!

Tasty Tip: Dip your tortilla chips in the chili…
P.S. This freezes really well!

Vegetable Beef Soup
2 pounds of beef stew meat (You can also substitute 2lbs. 93% lean hamburger)
Onion copped
2 – Large (15 oz.) cans of stewed tomatoes
1 – Large (8 oz.) can of tomato sauce
1 – Small tomato paste
12 – 16 Cups of Water
Frozen corn
Carrots (fresh or frozen)
Frozen green beans
1/3 C. Barley
Mrs. Dash
Beef Bouillon (2 cubes or 2 tbsp.)
Pepper to taste
1 – 2 tbsp. Salt to taste
2 – Garlic Cloves chopped (can use minced)
2 – Bay Leaves
2 – Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

*Brown stew meat with chopped onions (I always sprinkle some Mrs. Dash seasoning on meat while it browns)
*add meat to large saucepan of water
*add all of the tomato ingredients to water & meat (I usually put the stewed tomatoes in the blender for a quick pulse)
*Add about ½ bag of frozen corn
*Add ½ bag frozen cut green beans
* Add about 2 cups chopped carrots
* Add barley and spices + Worcestershire sauce
Simmer on low on stove all day!!

Tip: Make some fresh bread in the bread maker or corn muffins!
P.S. Tastes even better reheated!

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