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Old 02-20-2013, 10:59 PM   #15
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Re: Favorite low cost, 5 ingredient (or less!) meals?

I like this one.

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes (with added green chilies if desired), undrained
2 cups (or 1-14.5 oz. can) chicken broth
1 (16 oz.) can refried beans (or 2 cups homemade beans)
1/2 cup corn (optional)
2 cups shredded cooked chicken

Topping suggestions:
Tortilla chips
Sour cream
Grated cheese

1. Combine half of tomatoes, plus broth and beans in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat for a couple minutes. [If you want the soup smoother than it is now- remove from heat and puree with either an immersion blender or a regular blender, remembering to keep the center cap off your blender lid.]

2. Resume heating the soup over medium heat. Add remainder of the tomatoes and the corn; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add chicken; cook a few more minutes to heat through.

3. Taste for seasoning- you can add a pinch of cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, etc. for added flavor. Divide into bowls and top as desired.
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