Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tasty Tuesday/Hot Salsa Soup

Here I am again admitting that I wrote down a recipe off of someone's blog and did not write their information down to give credit where credit is due.  One of these days I'll stop making the same mistakes over and over.  Therefore if the person who should get credit for this recipe sees this blog please comment and I'll make sure you get the credit!
  Today I would like to introduce you to Hot Salsa Soup

1 Green Pepper (seeded and chopped)
1 Onion (chopped)
2 Cloves of Garlic (minced)
2 14oz Cans Diced Tomatodes
1 14.5 oz Can Chicken Broth
1 6oz Can Tomato Paste
2 Cans of canned chicken (My addition b/c after it was all together I realized it needed some meat)
basil, cumin, chili powder (go easy), salt and pepper
(I didn't have any chili powder so I didn't use any)

(Can add cilantro, lim, sour cream, cheese) I didn't

Coat bottom of a large pot w/ Olive Oil and place over med/high heat. 

Add Green Peppers, Onions and Garlic.  Once the Green Pepper is tender and starts to look a little translucent.  Be careful it will start to stick to the bottom.  I added more Olive Oil because it was sticking so bad.

 Add diced tomatoes, chicken broth, tomato paste and all of your spices.  Stir until paste is dissolved

This is where I knew I needed to add something.  Meat!  It was all veggies and we are meat eaters...of course I hadn't thawed anything out because the recipe didn't call for anything.  So I remembered that my stepmom had told me one time that she had used some canned chicken and what she made turned out really good.  Well I had a few cans because I like to have things on hand in case of an emergency I guess.  Well...here was my emergency!

Stirred in the chicken and simmered for a few hours! 
Serve...yes that is it!

It was good, I didn't give much to the 20 month old, just didn't seem like he was all that interested but my husband and I enjoyed it and had enough for another meal.  My husband mentioned that I should add rice next time.  So I made some rice to go with our leftovers...I love quick meals that taste good!  It was good the first go 'round but I'm telling you the rice made it super yummy!

Inspired by Tasty Tuesday

Parties I'm attending:

Homemaker on a Dime: Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop

The Bunny Hop

The Creative Spark

Beyond the Picket Fence

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  1. Looks good and simple, my kind of recipe! Thanks! And thanks for you nice comment on my granddaughter's post. Happy New Year!...Christine

  2. yum! I know this is good by the ingredients. and I sometimes have that left over chicken....I am your newest follower, pls follow back if you can! Happy New Year!