Homemade Tortilla Soup

The time change and cold weather inspired me to break out the crock pot this week.

In all honesty, the crock pot is one of my favorite kitchen items.  It makes slow cooked meals, with minimal work by me, that taste amazing and make the house smell even better.


This season’s first crock pot dish was nothing other than a soup, thanks to the cruddy weather we’re having here in Denver.  So, if you guys are looking for a flavorful, easy soup…look no further!  I literally spent 5 minutes preparing, 30 seconds in the morning to bring it out of the fridge, add the chicken, and turn it on.  Then when I got home, I had an AMAZING soup ready to go.  Nothin better.

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Homemade Tortilla Soup


  • 2 large chicken breasts, cut in halves
  • 2 cans of black beans undrained (15 oz)
  • 1 can of diced green chilies (4 oz)
  • 1 can of tomato sauce (14.5 oz)
  • 1 cup of pico de gallo
  • 1 large carrot, cut into slices
  • 1/4 large white onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of fajita seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Tortillas or tortilla chips


  • Put everything in a crock put, on low for 8 hours (or high for 4-5) and you’re good to go.
  • Before you serve it, remove the chicken breasts and shred them with a fork.
  • Serve over tortilla chips, or if you’re like us, crisp up tortillas and dip them in the soup.
  • (Zach says top with cheese)
  • Enjoy! So simple!

Perfect meal for Zach to come home to after 4 weeks of traveling.  And perfect for me:  makes it SEEM like you did a lot of work, for next to nothing! 🙂


Question of the Night:  Your favorite crock pot meal — I need inspiration!

15 thoughts on “Homemade Tortilla Soup

  1. Favorite crockpot meal? Wow, that’s a tough one. I love tortilla soup, pot roast, fajitas, etc. I think making fajitas in the crockpot is awesome because it’s so easy. I also make this balsamic crockpot chicken recipe I found on pinterest awhile ago. I’ll have to find that recipe and send it over; I’m making it on Thursday. 🙂

      • Oh my goodness, it’s so easy you should definitely give it a go. Just take 1 or 2 chicken breast and put them in the bottom. Over top of the chicken put bell peppers and onions or a frozen fajita veggie mix. Mix 1 cup water (maybe a touch more if you feel like it’s needed) with some fajita seasoning, pour over top, go to work, come home, shred the chicken and then you have some fajitas. 🙂

  2. Okay, have to try this now! Sounds so good! My mom makes good turkey meatloaf in the crockpot. Sometimes meatloaf can dry out (because it’s lean turkey), but in the crockpot if you have extra liquid, it stays moist.

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