A Soup-er Weekend

Good morning and happy Monday everyone! Did you all have an amazing weekend? I know I did! It was exactly the relaxing weekend that Josh and I wanted to have. And, to top it off, it was the perfect fall weekend – crisp autumn weather and a great opportunity for some cooking and fall fashion! And I am very happy to report that my first soup (of the 26 I'm aiming for - read all about that here) is complete. 

I cooked this chicken enchilada soup from Real Mom Kitchen that I found on Pinterest. It was so easy to make and I got to use my crock pot. It’s only the second time I’ve ever used one – the first time for a delicious apple butter that I also made this weekend (I will share that with you tomorrow)! The ingredients were easy to assemble and they included:

1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 10-ounce package frozen whole kernel corn
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 10-ounce can enchilada sauce
1 10.75-ounce can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup shredded Pepper jack cheese
2 chicken breasts

 After I got all of the ingredients together, the rest was easy. First, I combined the black beans (drained and rinsed), diced tomatoes (not drained), package of frozen corn (hiding under the red pepper in the picture above), ½ cup chopped onion and 1 red bell pepper in the crockpot.

 Then, I placed the two uncooked chicken breasts on top of the mixture.

Finally, I whisked the enchilada sauce, condensed cream of chicken soup and milk in a bowl and then poured that over the chicken breasts and mixture.

Then I let the crockpot take over! I cooked it on high for 4 hours, covered. After those 4 hours, I removed the chicken breasts, shredded the chicken and put it back into the soup. Then I served myself a nice big bowl, topped with some shredded pepper jack cheese. It. Was. Delicious. Beyond delicious.

The cheese had melted by the time I snapped this picture
And this picture does not do it justice. At all. If you’ve ever had Chili’s enchilada soup, this tastes almost exactly like it. My soup was a bit thinner than I would have liked, but I think it may have just needed a dollop of sour cream. Either way, I loved it and now, I’ve officially completed 1 soup in my goal to cook 26 different soups this year – only 25 more to go before I turn 27!

Did you all have a wonderful weekend? Anyone else cook a good hearty soup or chili in their crockpot? Or simply enjoy a relaxing weekend? I’d love to hear from you! In the meantime, hope you all have a wonderful day!



  1. This sounds awesome! I love anything I can pout in the slow cooker. This may be tomorrow's meal.


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