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Have you ever come across a recipe that was so quick & easy that you wondered how you’ve lived without your whole life? OK— that might be a tad dramatic, but when my mom sent me this recipe for Slow Cooker Taco Soup, made entirely of canned food items (with the exception of spices), a lightbulb went off. There was suddenly no excuse for anyone in my family to say we had nothing to eat because I have a cantry (a pantry filled with canned food items) to grab from on a moments notice. Every single one of the items in this recipe were already stocked in my cantry.
This recipe is as easy as opening 8 canned food items and dumping them in a Crock Pot with a package of taco seasoning (or your own spices) and letting it simmer on low for 4 hours. If you needed it even quicker you could heat all of the ingredients on the stovetop, but I much prefer the flavors when they meld together for a few hours.
Slow Cooker Taco Soup Recipe
- 1 15 oz can pinto beans drained and rinsed
- 1 15 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
- 1 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes drained
- 1 15 oz can sweet corn drained
- 1 12.5 oz can chicken breast drained
- 1 10.75 oz can cream of chicken soup
- 1 10 oz can green enchilada sauce
- 1 14 oz can chicken broth
- 1 package taco seasoning
- Sour cream optional
- Tortilla chips optional
Add all ingredients into Crock Pot or Slow Cooker and set on low for 4 hours.
Serve with sour cream and tortilla chips (optional)
Canned Foods Make Homemade Easy!
Canned foods mean less prep and year-round availability, making healthy, homemade meals a reality, more often. A well-stocked pantry – AKA “Cantry ” – helps you get through the week with creative meals you can feel good about serving your family and friends.
I know my family enjoyed this 8 can taco soup, and now that I have the recipe in my arsenal, I’ll make sure my cantry is always stocked with these simple and inexpensive canned food items.
Honestly, if I didn’t make this soup myself I would never have guessed it was made entirely of canned food, in particular the chicken — the soup really did taste delicious and it was so easy that my daughter practically prepared the whole meal herself. Gotta love a stocked cantry and a Crock Pot!