Some times you just need some good old fashion comfort food. Now, don't get me wrong, I am a total clean eating supporter. But comfort foods can be healthy too, though obviously not as low in calories. My mylifestea-ism is that if you use real food, higher calories in moderation, then you are eating clean; example: butter in moderation=good/coconut oil=better/margarine=bad, sea salt=good/preservatives=bad. No, you don't want to eat high calories every meal but sometimes you just need it:) This was my need of comfort food and it was so yummy!
I made enough for 4 bowls but I should have doubled this. I had very sad faces when there was no seconds. In my defense, I had never made it before (I made it up) so I didn't know what the consensus would be and didn't want to waist food. Next time, I will make more...note: I don't measure spices, I just throw it in there so I did my best to guess how much I used, feel free to adjust...Here is my recipe...
Crockpot Taco Soup
1 pound ground turkey, beef, buffalo, elk, pork, chicken (I used turkey) or leftover shredded roast or brisket or chicken would also be yummy. Whatever you have lying around, this is the most expensive so if you can make two meals out of leftovers, go for it.
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp Flavor God Garlic Lovers...can use garlic powder
2 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Cheyenne Pepper
1 7oz can green chilies, chopped
3 cups water
1 package of noodles or 1.5 cups Jasmine rice or gluten free pasta, leftovers maybe?...old fashioned noodles in the freezer section are good or go gluten free with rice (add extra water according to instructions, about 1.5 extra cups) or yummy quinoa noodles (these should be pre cooked and added right before you serve)
1/2 cup heavy cream...optional...just makes it real creamy
1/4 cup Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese...optional...adds to the creaminess
diced fresh tomatoes
1.Put the meat, spices, chilies, water into the crockpot and put it on high for about 4 hours. Unless the meat are precooked, then you can put it on low for the seasonings to mix well. If using raw meat, you can crumble it as it cooks with a wooden spoon or you do it after it is cooked.
2.After the meat is cooked, this is the perfect time to taste the seasoning and see if you add any extra.
3.About one hour before you serve, add the noodles if raw or rice. If using already cooked noodles, add right before you serve. Adjust the amount of liquid that you want after the noodles or rice is cooked.
4. Ladle into the bowls and garnish with cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, black olives and enjoy:)
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