Here is tonight's dinner! Yes, I made it 1 a.m. (Remember, I keep crazy hours!). Dear hubby will cool it and put in fridge in the morning to be reheated for dinner. I have to work, so this will be an easy dinner for him to fix.
I did begin with a recipe, but tweaked it quite a bit based on ingredients I had on hand.
Here is the original recipe used for "inspiration", with my modifications in italics:
Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup (from The Prudent Pantry)
1 onion, chopped Used 2 onions
1 16 oz can chili beans Used 2 cans pinto beans
1 - 15 oz can black beans Used 2 cans
1 - 15 oz can corn Used 2 cans
1 - 8 oz can tomato sauce Used 1 - 15 oz can
12 oz beer Did not use (we don't have beer around)
2 cans diced tomatoes with chilies, undrained Used 15 oz jar of mild Pace salsa
1 package taco seasoning Used 2 packages of McCormick's (MSG free)
3 chicken breasts Used 1 leftover cooked breast, some leftover pork, and a cut up smoked sausage (hillshire farm).
Place everything in crockpot, stir to blend. Place chicken on top. Cook on low for 5 hours. Remove chicken, cool to touch, shred and return to soup. Cook 2 more hours. Serve with chips, cheese, sour cream.
*We will serve with cheese, sour cream, chopped cilantro, and corn bread.
My intent in doubling the recipe is to not only have plenty to feed our family, but am hoping to freeze some for a rainy day!