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Mexican Lentil Soup Recipe

Mexican Lentil Soup ~ Money Saving Recipe by Tiffany

I like to go meatless at least twice a week to help the foodie budget.  I love that lentils are so good for you! They are high in nutrition, and very budget friendly. Another great way to live on less!  I bet you have most, if not all the ingredients on hand that this recipe calls for.  You know what that would mean to feed a family of seven? It would cost you the bag of the lentils, which costs around $.82 Can I get a woot woot! Lentils also have a one year shelf life when stored dry. Lentils are a must for one of my pantry staples. I rely on this meal when I don’t feel like cooking. It’s a win. win. Quick, tasty and HEALTHY!

Here’s some great informative health facts about lentils

Ingredients:

  • 1 package 16 oz. lentils, rinsed
  • 2 quarts water = (8 cups)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons chicken base  (I use Organic Better Than Bouillon) found at Costco or Winco) See notes if using chicken bouillon cubes.
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon  ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • cheddar or Mexican cheese
  • tortilla chips, optional
  • fresh cilantro, chopped, optional

Directions:

Are you ready for the easiest directions in your life?! Combine all the ingredients in a large heavy duty pot, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for  approx. 50 minutes or until the lentils reach your desired tenderness. Ladle into bowls, top with desired amount of cheese and chopped fresh cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips if desired.

Notes: I have also used chicken instant bouillon & seasoning for this recipe. I have also used the cubes. I use Herb Ox brand chicken instant bouillon & seasoning and Herb Ox brand chicken bouillon cubes.  If using the chicken instant bouillon & seasoning  you will need 8 teaspoons. If using chicken bouillon cubes you will need 8 cubes.  1 teaspoon is = to 1 cube.

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Mexican Lentil Soup

Mexican Lentil Soup

Course Soup
Cuisine Mexican, Southwest
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 16 oz package Lentils rinsed
  • 2 quarts Water 8 cups
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 3 tbsp Chicken base (I use Organic Better Than Bouillon) found at Costco or Winco) See notes if using chicken bouillon cubes.
  • 1/4 cup Tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp Chili powder
  • 1 tbsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Cheddar Cheese to taste
  • Tortilla chips optional
  • Fresh Cilanto chopped optional

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large heavy duty pot, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for  approx. 50 minutes or until the lentils reach your desired tenderness. Ladle into bowls, top with desired amount of cheese and chopped fresh cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips if desired.

    Notes: I have also used chicken instant bouillon & seasoning for this recipe. I have also used the cubes. I use Herb Ox brand chicken instant bouillon & seasoning and Herb Ox brand chicken bouillon cubes.  If using the chicken instant bouillon & seasoning  you will need 8 teaspoons. If using chicken bouillon cubes you will need 8 cubes.  1 teaspoon is = to 1 cube.

    Mexican-Lentil-Soup

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Crockpot Italian Chicken Recipe

Great Keto Diet Recipe or Low Carb recipe too

crockpot italian chicken

  Crock pot Italian chicken  Recipe:

  • 2-3 large chicken breast (more if your family eats a lot of meat)
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • Dash or garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 brick of cream cheese 

In your crockpot add chicken ( I used 2 large breast, they are about the size of 4 smaller breast that I am use to).  On top of the chicken, add 1 table spoon Italian seasoning. Add 1/2 cup water, 1 can cream of chicken soup, and 1 brick of cream cheese.  Put the lid on and cook on high for the first 1 1/2 hours,  mix it all up with a spoon making a sauce.  Put the lid back on and cook on medium/low for another 2-3 hours.  We eat it over the top of white rice, my family loves it.

I forgot to add that you can use frozen chicken, just add an extra 30 mins  to cooking time.  I love to take the chicken out of the freezer and pop it right into the crock pot…easy!img_0241

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Italian Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe

Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 2-3 large Chicken Breast add more for large families
  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 dash Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 brick Cream Cheese

Instructions

  1. In your crockpot add chicken ( I used 2 large breast, they are about the size of 4 smaller breast that I am use to).  On top of the chicken, add 1 table spoon Italian seasoning. Add 1/2 cup water, 1 can cream of chicken soup, and 1 brick of cream cheese.  Put the lid on and cook on high for the first 1 1/2 hours,  mix it all up with a spoon making a sauce.  Put the lid back on and cook on medium/low for another 2-3 hours.  We eat it over the top of white rice, my family loves it.

    I forgot to add that you can use frozen chicken, just add an extra 30 mins  to cooking time.  I love to take the chicken out of the freezer and pop it right into the crock pot…easy!

    Italian Chicken Slow Cooker recipe
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Casserole Crock Slow Cooker

You’ll find a slow cooker on my counter a couple times every week. From cooking the main dish to warming things up to just making dessert.

 

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Rich and Hearty Fettuccine Pasta and Meatballs Slow Cooker Recipe ~ Crockpot Pasta

Rich and Hearty Fettuccine Pasta and Meatballs Slow Cooker Recipe ~ Crockpot Pasta recipe

Rich and Hearty Fettuccine Pasta and Meatballs Slow Cooker Recipe

Cooking time 4-5 hours in a slow cooker or crockpot

Start with the meatballs:

1/2 lb ground beef 97% lean
1/2 lb Italian sausage
1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
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Mix it all in

In a mixing bowl mix together ground beef, sausage, seasoning and garlic.  Form into one inch balls, and place in the bottom of your crock pot. I like to form my balls with a small scoop makes them all the same size and quick and easy.  Once you have all the balls on the bottom of the slowcooker, sprinkle diced onions on top.  Cover with a lid and cook on high for 2 1/2 hours.  They will be cooked through at this point and hold their shape till the end of the cooking process. Next step is to add the pasta and sauce.Rich and Hearty Fettuccine Pasta and Meatballs Slow Cooker Recipe ~ Crockpot Pasta recipe

Adding to the Slow Cooker

On top of the cooked meatballs add, 1 16 oz box of dry fettuccine pasta.  You can leave the pasta long but I break mine up so it fits easier.  Pour in 4 cups hot water,  and 1 24oz jar of spaghetti sauce.  Make sure all the noodles are under the liquid. Place lid back on top of crock pot and cook for 1 – 2  hours.  It depends on how well you like your pasta done.   The longer it cooks the less sauce there will be and the softer the noodles.  Check it every half hour or so, give it a little stir and watch the magic of crock pot pasta happen.  It is so good your family will be asking for seconds.  Top with Italian cheese and enjoy.Rich and Hearty Fettuccine Pasta and Meatballs Slow Cooker Recipe ~ Crockpot Pasta recipe

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If you were to use a thinner pasta like spaghetti or angle hair your cooking time would be MUCH shorter, like 30- hour instead.

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