Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Kari Cutler made this delicious and healthy tortilla soup at a South Fork class in February. The prep work is done the day or night before. Perfect  recipe for Soccer (or baseball) Moms.
Have a great weekend!

Kari's Healthy Tortilla Soup
Kari Cutler
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The day or night before serving:

2 cups dried beans (black beans, pinto beans, small white beans, black eyed peas or a mixture) or 
2-16 oz canned beans
½  medium size sweet onion
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon cumin

Soak beans in 8 cups of water all day.  Drain water.  Chop onion.  Cook the beans, seasonings, 6 cups of water, and ½ the onion in the Crock pot with the temperature set to  “high” overnight. 

Also chop the following ingredients the day or night before:

6 carrots
8 stalks celery
½ medium size sweet onion (reserved from step above)
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon dried basil
Sea salt and ground pepper to taste

Chop carrots and celery, and other half of onion used in slow cooker.  Place in a gallon storage bag.  Add seasonings and refrigerate overnight.  You can add the carrots/celery/onion along with 4 cups of water to the beans in the Crockpot and cook on low during the day, or cook in 4 cups of water in a pot on the stove for approximately 20 minutes from the time the pot boils. 

About an hour before you are ready to serve, add:

1 large (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 small bag frozen corn
1 large container ready to serve fresh salsa
2 cooked chopped chicken breasts (optional)
1 medium can refried beans (optional)

Serve with any combination of:

Tortilla chips
Pepper Jack Cheese (cubed or grated)
Sour Cream

Makes a large Crockpot of soup—about 12 medium sized bowls.  May be frozen for several weeks and re-heated.  


  1. Very inventive and yummy dish. This is a treat!

  2. Healthy and delicious indeed. I can feel the warmth of this soup in my stomach. Yum =)

  3. What a healthy and flavorful chicken soup! I love those vibrant colors from your ingredients. :)

  4. Oh goodness! I LOVE chicken tortilla soup with all of my being. I've never thought of topping it with hummus. What a delicious suggestion!

  5. deliciously yummy dish. looks great too!


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