Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Slow Cooker Turkey & Chickpea Enchilada Soup

Leftover roast turkey and chickpeas are transformed in this delicious enchilada soup.

Slow Cooker Turkey and Chickpea Enchilada Soup

With Hubby and I deciding to get our health back in order, we've decided to cut down on carbs. As much as we LOVE pasta and breads, we are trying to mainly eat lean proteins and vegetables. The kids have been good sports, even though I am certain they miss their pasta and potatoes, LOL. So I've been browsing the internet in search of low carb dishes, to add to our menus. Most of our favourite recipes can be modified, but I like finding new delicious recipe ideas.

I saw many enchilada soup recipes on pinterest and decided to make my own at home. I always make my own enchilada sauce, so I knew I could turn out a fabulous soup, with just a few simple ingredients. I used leftover turkey I had in the freezer and decided to add some chickpeas, for a bit more nutrition. The kiddos loved this soup. Especially Queenie, who has recently taken a liking to avocado. I served our soup with slices of avocado and cheese. The creamy avocado was a nice contrast to the tomato based soup. This was a deliciously filling dinner that was easy on our budget.

Slow Cooker Turkey and Chickpea Enchilada Soup

Slow Cooker Turkey and Chickpea Enchilada Soup

1 lb cooked roast turkey (or chicken), chopped
1- 28 oz can diced tomatoes
28 oz water (I used the diced tomato can)
1 chicken bouillon cube ( I used Knorr Homestyle chicken stock)
2 Tbs tomato paste
1- 14.5 oz can chickpeas, rinsed
1 Tbs sugar
1 Tbs chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
fresh ground pepper
avocado (optional)
shredded cheese (optional)

Place all ingredients, except the avocado and cheese, in a 6 qt slow cooker and cook on LOW for 6-8 hrs. Serve with sliced avocado and shredded cheese.


Renee Paj said...

This looks like the perfect comfort food for a cold day like today! Yum!

Peter of Feed Your Soul Too said...

Love the color. I know how good that tastes!

Nicole Neverman said...

This soup sounds really delicious! I love the addition of the chickpeas :)

Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) said...

There are so many great things about this recipe! 1. it's slow-cooker. 2. it's got chickpeas. 3. It sounds delicious!

Melissa Russo said...

What an interesting flavor combination. I love that you used the slow cooker.

SimplySouthernGirl said...

any thing that is crock pot ready and tasty is something worth trying in my book

elaine @cookinandcraftin.com said...

OMG This looks amazing!! Love!! Hey I would love it if you stopped by and shared your stuff on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party...it's going on now!! I would love to have you!! http://www.cookinandcraftin.com/my-2-favorite-things-on-thursday-link-party-6/

Michelle Meche said...

The avocado and cheese on top make me want to dig on. I'm all about toppings when it comes to soup! Awesome use of leftovers too!

Kimberly Lewis said...

Hello beautiful! This looks so amazing. I need to try this. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being a part of our party and we hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We can't wait to party with you! Happy Valentines' Day! Lou Lou Girls

Angela {Mind Over Batter} said...

Carbs are my kryptonite. I'm always looking for recipes to substitute my beloved carbs. I love this soup. The pictures caught my eye, but the ingredients made my mouth water.

NewMrsAdventures said...

Love the idea of using turkey in this soup! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

April J Harris said...

Your Slow Cooker Turkey & Chickpea Enchillada Soup sounds so warming and comforting, Cindy! It's perfect for cooler days and I love that it's made in the slow cooker too. Pinned and will tweet :-) Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

Tara Noland said...

Love Mexican soups and this one is making me drool!!

Jules B said...

Yummmy! Thank you for sharing!