Slow cookers hold a special place in my heart. The convenience factor that they bring to stressful everyday tasks we summarize as "adulting" just can't be beat really. Not many things compare to that comforting feeling of walking into the house after a long stressful day, only to kick the shoes off your poor little feet and suddenly be greeted by the most comforting smell.
That smell that says "I know today was nag worthy. Grab a bowl and dive in. I've got you."
I could literally go on a 3 paragraph spiel on why I think slow cookers are totally amazing and absolutely necessary in every kitchen buuuuuut I'll just keep it short, sweet and to the point. THEY ARE SO DANG EASY. Like so serious guys, we're talking actual fool-proof easy to use.
So easy that literally 15 minutes of prep time and a few pantry staples are the only things standing between you and bowls of drool-worthy Turkey Tortilla Soup. I wasn't kidding when I mentioned pantry staples either, nope. Nothing fancy going here in this old crock pot. However don't be fooled. The flavors in this are sensational ♥
I've been a super huge fan of 90% lean ground turkey and have found that it's been a FAB healthier sub in pretty much every recipe that calls for ground beef. I can't brag enough about how versatile it truly is and how it complements so many dishes...but just to name a few:
- Chipotle Turkey Stuffed Peppers
- Caramelized Mushroom Turkey Sliders
- Low Carb Teriyaki Turkey Bowls
Now in this particular recipe, I didn't so much use ground turkey to "healthify" things up. I just thought that it would put a nice spin on the traditional chicken tortilla soup recipes 🙂
My family has literally been on a soup craze lately, ever since the weather finally decided to actually feel like winter here in Texas. Oh and speaking of winter... last Friday we got snow!!! I mean..in all reality it probably wasn't more than 1/10 inch but it's Texas so it really felt more like we had gone to sleep and woken up in the North Pole (let us dream ok).
Another great thing about soup is that it's a great way to jam pack a bunch of nutritional veggies into one meal and honestly, there's no better time for that than now. Still recovering from holiday break. Still trying to drop these peppermint chocolate binge session pounds. Souping it up until then. brb.
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