Enchilada Soup


Hello there– We had a unexpected drop in from our oldest, Micah, last weekend.  Loved the chance to catch up with that guy.  And since is was rainy and cold (hooray for rain in SoCal!), we lunched with a big pot of this soup and a slab of hot cornbread.

It’s rich and just spicy enough, chock full of chicken, beans and corn.  Topped with a few goodies, delicious!

2 tab. olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped fine
3 cloves garlic, minced
28 oz. chicken broth (2 cans)
14 oz. can enchilada sauce (about 1 1/2 cups)
14 oz. can fire roasted tomatoes
14 oz. can corn, liquid drained
14 oz. can black beans, rinsed
14 oz. can chili beans, sauce & all!
2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
1 rotisserie chicken, boned and cut to bits.
garnish:  tortilla strips, avocado, grated cheddar, sour cream, green onion…

Heat the olive oil in the bottom of a soup pot.  Then add in the chopped onion and cook for 3 minutes, stirring now and then.  Then add in the garlic for a minute more.

Pour in the chicken broth, enchilada sauce, fire roasted tomatoes, corn, black beans, chili beans, cumin and salt.  Stir it all together and bring to a strong simmer and then add in the chicken.

Simmer for 5 minutes more and serve it up hot with whatever garnishes you like.

26 thoughts on “Enchilada Soup

  1. Yummy soup to share with your boy💕 So fun to read about your dear family Rhonda! It seems like yesterday we were all running our children in car pools to athletic teams and academic clubs at BOHS! Fun to share these days with our adult children and their families😀!

    • Hi Debbie! You would know– it is so much fun to have time alone with one of the kids, just to sit and talk late into the night and hear every bit of what’s going on… And you are so right, the carpool days don’t seem that long ago! Hope you are enjoying/making the most of your retirement days! What have your been up to?? Time with those grand-kids?? Reading anything good?? Always good to hear form you Debbie! xox

  2. Wow, Rhonda this looks so good!!!! I think Tom would love it! I’m putting it on my to do list for next week! You guys always good, you must be an awesome cook! That must make Larry and your whole family so happy!😍💗

  3. I love that you are using a rotisserie chicken! And, since I can keep most of these ingredients in my pantry, a quick run to the market for chicken and soups on. I just re-read the list of ingredients. I already have all of the ingredients on hand! 🙂 This soup sounds wonderful.

    • Hi Susie– I know. I am always happy to find a good recipe that doesn’t make me run to the market! Just browsed through your blog– I’m sort of a quilter too. Loved your kahlua ice cream cake! Fun to find your posts! xo

      • Thanks for browsing. i love your blog. And I love your title. I have days where I need to be reminded to be thankful.
        I’m sort of a quilter also. I currently have close to 6 projects that I’m working on. And I have the messy sewing room to prove it! 🙂 Thanks again for stopping by.

        • I love how you say “sort of a quilter” Susie!! I’m “sort of a quilter” too. I have friends how make elaborate beautiful quilts. But I mostly stick to simple patterns (squares!) and love to hand quilt things for our kids as they graduate, get married, have children… nothing fancy. I’ll be checking in on your quilts ahead… xo

  4. Rhonda, I could just dive into that! And this is the perfect recipe for a “drop-in” visit, isn’t it? Hope your son enjoyed it (I’m sure he must have) and glad to hear you have rain! But not too much. 🙂

    • Hey Mollie– I know. Like having cans of stuff in the cupboard that can throw together for soup. And it’s still raining!! (just a tiny bit). My yard is loving it! Been a little crazy here, need to get over and read through your last posts! hugs friend.

    • Hi Marica– thanks. It’s pretty basic & easy. That’s why I liked it. We keep hearing about snow and more snow in the northeast!! How are you doing?? I guess it’s still soup weather for you all!! hugs!

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