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Chicken-Corn Chowder

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped celery
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
2 cups chopped roasted skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 2 breast halves)
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels (about 3 ears)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (14 3/4-ounce) can cream-style corn

Preparation

Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven over medium heat.

Add onion, celery, and jalapeño; cook for 3 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently.

Add flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Stir in milk and remaining ingredients.

Bring to a boil; cook until thick (about 5 minutes).
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Crock Pot Vegetable Minestrone Soup

Ingredients

2 14.5 oz cans fat free vegetable broth
1 18 oz can crushed tomatoes – un-drained
3 medium carrots, chopped
3 small zucchini, cut into 1/2″ slices
1 medium yellow bell pepper – cut into 1/2″ pieces
8 medium green onions – sliced (1/2 cup)
2 cloves garlic – finely chopped
2 cups shredded cabbage
2 teaspoons dried marjoram
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup cooked rice
1/2 cup Cannellini beans
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

Directions

Mix all ingredients except rice and basil in a 3 1/2 to 6 quart slow cooker.

Cover and cook on low heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or until vegetables are tender.

Stir in rice.

Cover and cook on low heat setting for about 15 minutes or until rice is tender.
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Crock Pot Bacon and Potato Chowder


makes 6 servings

Ingredients

2 cups potatoes, cut into small cubes
4 oz Canadian-style bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1 large carrot, diced
1 cup leeks, chopped, white part only
3 medium garlic cloves, minced
4 cups fat-free chicken broth
1/2 cup uncooked barley
1 bay leaf
1/4 tsp dried thyme, crushed
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 cup fat free half and half

Instructions

In a slow cooker, combine potatoes, carrots, leek, garlic, broth, barley, bay leaf, thyme, pepper and bacon; cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours.

Stir in half-and-half; heat through, uncovered, about 10 minutes.
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Cabbage Fat-Burning Soup

Ingredients

5 carrots, chopped
3 onions, chopped
2 (16 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes, with liquid
1 large head cabbage, chopped
1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix
1 (15 ounce) can cut green beans, drained
2 quarts tomato juice
2 green bell peppers, diced
10 stalks celery, chopped
1 (14 ounce) can beef broth

Instructions

Place carrots, onions, tomatoes, cabbage, green beans, peppers, and celery in a large pot. Add onion soup mix, tomato juice, beef broth, and enough water to cover vegetables. Simmer until vegetables are tender. May be stored in the refrigerator for several days.

Note: A package of onion soup mix flavors the tomato broth in which six different vegetables are combined with shredded cabbage in this fat free, low-calorie soup.
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Hamburger Soup

Ingredients

2 lbs lean ground beef
1 white onion, peeled and diced
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, more to taste
1/2 teaspoon dry oregano, more to taste
1/2 teaspoon dry basil, more to taste
1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
1 (1 1/2 ounce) envelope onion soup mix
6 cups water, more to desired consistency
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (15 ounce) can corn, drained
1 cup celery, sliced
1/4 cup celery leaves, coarsely chopped
1 cup fresh carrot, sliced
1 cup white potato, peeled and cut into small cubes
garlic salt, to taste
shredded parmesan cheese, to serve
sour cream, to serve

Directions

Brown ground beef and onion in a large pot. Drain if needed.

Add spices and onion soup mix.

Stir in water, tomato sauce and soy sauce. Bring to a boil; then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.

Add the rest of the ingredients up to the potatoes bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer uncovered until potatoes and carrots are tender about 30 minutes. (Add more water if needed).

Season to taste with garlic salt.

Serve with shredded parmesan cheese and sour cream.
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Slow Cooker Nacho Soup

Ingredients

2 pounds chicken breast, boneless, skinless
1 large onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
6 cups chicken broth or beef
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can black beans
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup cheddar cheese
1 cup monterey jack cheese
Garnish
sour cream
additional cheese
tortilla chips
cilantro
diced tomatoes

Directions

Place chicken, onion, garlic and spices into a 6-quart slow cooker. Using a set of tongs or a large spoon, mix the ingredients together. Once mixed, pour in chicken broth.

Set slow cooker to HIGH, cover and cook for 3 hours.

After 3 hours remove and shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces.

Return shredded chicken to the slow cooker and add tomatoes, beans, heavy cream and cheese. Cover and set slow cooker to the LOW setting.

Let soup cook for an additional 45 minutes.

Ladle soup into bowl and top with favorite nacho toppings. Serve with tortilla chips.

you can use turkey or beef
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Potato Soup 2

Ingredients

1 pound bacon, chopped
2 stalks celery, diced
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
8 potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 cups chicken stock, or enough to cover potatoes
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
3 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
salt and pepper to taste

Directions

In a Dutch oven, cook the bacon over medium heat until done. Remove bacon from pan, and set aside. Drain off all but 1/4 cup of the bacon grease.

Cook celery and onion in reserved bacon drippings until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, and continue cooking for 1 to 2 minutes. Add cubed potatoes, and toss to coat. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes. Return bacon to the pan, and add enough chicken stock to just cover the potatoes. Cover, and simmer until potatoes are tender.

In a separate pan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk in the heavy cream, tarragon, and cilantro. Bring the cream mixture to a boil, and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Stir the cream mixture into the potato mixture. Puree about 1/2 the soup, and return to the pan. Adjust seasonings to taste.
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