Easy and healthy Enchilada Soup

Easy and Healthy Enchilada Soup

Winter is finally here in Michigan. Sad face.

I have really enjoyed the mild, 40 degree, no jacket days. I didn’t miss the snow or the car doors freezing shut or not being able to breath when you walk outside.

But I knew it couldn’t last forever. Now we are at highs of 15 degrees and snow every day.

The good news? It’s soup weather!

I love making soup because it is so easy. I love when you can throw a bunch of stuff into a pot (or Crock Pot) and walk away. It is also very healthy and filling!

I had some beans and some tomatoes, so I figured I would throw together this delicious soup! One issue that I did have is that this recipe calls for a can of enchilada sauce. I usually always buy mild sauce, but for some reason, I bought hot enchilada sauce! So my soup came out extra spicy! If you like spice, get it hot, if not, stick with mild.

Adding yogurt/sour cream and avocado really help chill out the heat though.

And that is one thing I really love about this soup… There are so many ways to dress it up! You can add cheese, yogurt/sour cream, tortilla strips or avocado! Personally, I do them all! It makes for a really hearty, delicious meal. Sometimes I will serve a side salad, but this soup is filling enough to stand alone.

Enchilada Soup

Ingredients:

1 tbl olive oil

1 med onion

2 cloves garlic (minced)

1 14.5 oz can black beans (drained and rinsed)

1 14.5 oz  can pinto beans (drained and rinsed)

1 14.5 oz can fire roasted tomatoes

1 10 oz can of enchilada sauce

6 oz frozen corn

2-3 c vegetable broth

1 tbl cumin

1 tsp red pepper

1 tsp smoked paprika

salt and pepper to taste

Optional for topping:

Plain yogurt/sour cream

Cheese

Tortilla strips

Avocado

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in large stock pot over medium high heat. Add onions and garlic. Cook until soft/translucent. About 5 minutes.
  2. Add rest of ingredients to pot. Start with 2 cups of vegetable broth. If soup is too thick, add additional broth. Bring to boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for an additional 20-25 minutes.
  3. Serve hot and garnish with your choice of toppings. I prefer all of them. :)

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