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7 Can Chicken Taco Soup

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Dinner does not get any easier than this 7 can chicken taco soup! Dump 7 cans into a pot plus some seasonings and that’s it! Serve with tortilla chips, cheese, and sour cream. You won’t believe how yummy & easy it is.

7 Can Chicken Taco Soup

7 CAN CHICKEN TACO SOUP

I am sure you have seen some version of this ‘7 or 8 can soup’ floating around pinterest. I’ve made it more times than I can count but never posted it on the blog because……. it uses canned chicken!

I know. I know. I’m normally totally against canned meat of any kind (well, except tuna) but I promise you that it works in this soup. Somehow it tastes good and looks appetizing (which is hard to do with canned chicken). This 7 can chicken taco soup and this 8 can chicken chili are the only recipes that I used canned chicken in. In fact, we love both these soups so much that I specifically keep canned chicken on hand for them because they are so quick & easy.Β 

If you have any issues with canned products well then come back tomorrow because today is all about the cans! My sister-in-law put this recipe into a family cookbook that we made. I remember making it the first few times and using my own shredded chicken in place of the canned chicken.

I then made it with canned chicken and I texted her right after saying how surprisingly good it was with the canned chicken! I dare say that I prefer the canned chicken in this recipe!

Dinner does not get any easier than this 7 can chicken taco soup! Dump 7 cans into a pot plus some seasonings and that's it! Serve with tortilla chips, cheese, and sour cream. You won't believe how yummy & easy it is.

Simply dump all ingredients into a soup pot on the stove top and bring it to a simmer. Let it cook for a bit for the flavors to come together and serve! This 7 can chicken taco soup can be on the dinner table in just 20 minutes.

I tell you what, nothing beats a super quick & delicious dinner that your family will actually eat without complaining.

This is so kid friendly because everyone can top their own with what they like. Sour cream, shredded cheese, avocado or guacamole, fresh tomato, and tortilla chips. All kids love making their own food so I know this will be a hit with kids of all ages.

7 Can Chicken Taco Soup

Feel free to use your own shredded chicken if that is what you prefer. But if you want an easy meal that can be on the table in 20 minutes and that tastes delicious, then this recipe is for you πŸ™‚

The seasonings can always be customized to your preference. You could add some red pepper flakes or use a packet of spicy taco seasoning if that’s what you prefer.

I use a packet of mild taco seasoning because I knew I was adding some other spices, and I wanted my kids to eat it without it being too spicy. If you prefer a homemade taco seasoning then use about 3 tablespoons in place of the packet of taco seasoning.

Watch the recipe video to see how to make 7 Can Chicken Taco Soup

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Dinner does not get any easier than this 7 can chicken taco soup! Dump 7 cans into a pot plus some seasonings and that's it! Serve with tortilla chips, cheese, and sour cream. You won't believe how yummy & easy it is.
7 Can Chicken Taco Soup
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Dinner does not get any easier than this 7 can chicken taco soup! Dump 7 cans into a pot plus some seasonings and that's it! Serve with tortilla chips, cheese, and sour cream. You won't believe how yummy & easy it is.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 162 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 can black beans drained & rinsed
  • 1 can pinto beans drained & rinsed
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes do not drain
  • 1 can sweet corn drained
  • 1 can (12.5 oz) chicken breast drained & flaked
  • 1 can (10 oz) green enchilada sauce
  • 1 can (14 oz) low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients into a large soup pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once boiling reduce heat to low and let simmer for 20-30 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
  2. Serve with tortilla chips, shredded cheese, sour cream, and avocado!
Recipe Notes

Use 1 1/2 cups of your own shredded chicken if that is what you prefer.

I use a packet of mild taco seasoning.

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      Nicole
      August 19, 2018 at 1:02 pm I added fresh cilantro and cheese tortellini to this!!! Family loved it!!!
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    Cindy
    December 30, 2016 at 6:49 am Great weekday meal! Fast and easy!
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      Together As Family
      January 1, 2017 at 2:51 pm Yes it is! Surprisingly, I don't even mind the canned chicken in this soup :) Although, I have made it before using shredded chicken I cooked in the crock pot beforehand. So good either way. Thanks for coming back to let me know.
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        Julia Brown
        July 24, 2018 at 6:46 am I like to use shredded grilled pieces of chicken bought at chick fil a. Good added flavor.
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    Margie
    January 27, 2017 at 7:03 pm How many servings is this and portion size ?
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      Together As Family
      January 29, 2017 at 3:31 pm Hi Margie! Sorry my reply is so late. My comments have been down while I've been switching hosts for my site. I would say that it makes enough for 6 good sized adult servings.
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        Shelbi
        September 21, 2017 at 8:09 am Hi! do you know how many calories are in each serving? Thanks!
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    Coed Thornton
    January 28, 2017 at 2:30 pm I will use real chicken and what other ingred. around the house....yummmmmm
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      Together As Family
      January 29, 2017 at 3:29 pm Using real chicken works really well too! I've made it both ways (with the canned chicken and the real chicken) and we loved them both. Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)
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      Leah
      October 10, 2017 at 1:03 pm I have everything for this besides the green enchilada sauce. Is there anything else I can use in its place?
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        Together As Family
        October 10, 2017 at 8:39 pm You could just try leaving it out as I am not sure what you could replace with it. You'd be missing out on that flavor so maybe use a can of diced green chilies instead. Just an idea :)
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        Tonja
        May 10, 2018 at 8:12 am I used Green Salsa & it Tasted Delish!!
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          Amy
          October 29, 2018 at 7:17 pm Can you use red enchilada sauce?
          • Together As Family
            November 6, 2018 at 6:54 pm Yes you could!
          • Amy
            November 6, 2018 at 7:14 pm Thank you!
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    Amanda
    January 29, 2017 at 9:05 am I can't wait to try this recipe. What do you suggest serving with as a side? I know it's kind of a complete meal in a pot but I'd love to have at least one other food on the table with it.
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      Together As Family
      January 29, 2017 at 3:23 pm Hi Amanda! I either serve this with cornbread (we all love cornbread in my family) or some fruit. My kids really like kiwi and pineapple or I'll use whatever fruit I have. For the most part, I always serve it with cornbread because it's something we all love. This is the recipe that I keep coming back to, it's really yummy! http://www.theoldhen.com/2012/04/14/homemade-cornbread/
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        Ellie Yeakey
        October 18, 2017 at 4:58 pm Spanish rice is really easy to make also. Cook the rice an oil tell Browns add to can of tomato soup diced to chopped onions. Garlic salt and salt till Rye starts cooking bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until rice is tender delicious
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      Jenni
      January 3, 2018 at 8:50 pm Super yummy and EASY soup! Amanda, I served it with chopped green onions, shredded cheddar, chopped cilantro, sour cream, lime wedges and tortilla chips. They could just add what they wanted. I liked everything. 😊
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      Molly
      March 12, 2018 at 6:44 pm Verde sauce works well as a substitute if you have it on hand.
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    Dezire
    February 24, 2017 at 7:04 pm My family loves this recipe, I've been making it twice a week. I use precooked chicken breasts. I tweaked it the first time I made it because I didn't have enchilada sauce when I thought I did. I used a jar of mild salsa verda instead, and it was so amazing that we keep doing it that way.
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      Together As Family
      June 27, 2017 at 9:44 pm So good to hear! I love the idea of the salsa verde, that would bring so much flavor to this soup. I love those adaptable recipes that you can swap ingredients and it still turns out amazing. Thanks for letting me know :)
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    Lynda
    March 22, 2017 at 5:34 pm So easy...but I would also add a couple of diced jalapeΓ±os πŸ˜€ And top with tortilla strips!
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      Together As Family
      June 27, 2017 at 9:43 pm Yes, jalapenos are a good addition for some heat. I agree that tortilla chips are a must :) That's my kids' favorite part of this soup.
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    Becky
    September 13, 2017 at 5:12 pm What about just using red enchilada sauce? You think that would taste good?
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      Together As Family
      September 13, 2017 at 10:31 pm Yes that would be fine. I prefer the green because I don't think it's as spicy. Plus, the red may give the soup a really dark color but taste wise it would work just fine.
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      Jacqueline
      October 22, 2018 at 5:43 pm I have only ever used red it it’s place, it’s delicious.
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    Yulisa
    September 23, 2017 at 2:32 pm do you add water to this?
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      Together As Family
      September 27, 2017 at 12:38 pm No. Just the ingredients called for in the recipe :)
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    Morgan
    September 30, 2017 at 6:51 pm This is ine of my facorites however i sub the pinto and black veans with ranch style beans, daines but not rinsed and i use rotisserie chicken!
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      Together As Family
      September 30, 2017 at 9:58 pm I love the ranch style beans! I had never thought to use those in this soup. Thanks :) And I am so glad you enjoy this. I've actually made it with rotisserie chicken too and its delicious.
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    Jenny Yuhasz
    October 5, 2017 at 6:20 am I love to make anything that can be quickly put together and tastes delicious! With 3 Grandchildren living with me, their Mom and a brand new baby boy, we are truly a very busy family! With Soccer practises, games, music performances, High School and Middle School events we sometimes eat on the run. Keep the recipes and ideas coming.
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      Together As Family
      October 5, 2017 at 1:51 pm You sound BUSY! Yes, I love fast dinners too :) Thank you so much for being here!
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    Tj
    October 7, 2017 at 11:33 am This is a very good recipe my kids love it. One thing I do is I slightly over spice it with red pepper flakes. Then add sour cream to bring the heat back down makes it wonerfuly creamy. Thanks again for the recipe
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      Together As Family
      October 9, 2017 at 7:50 am So happy you all enjoy this! This recipe is very adaptable too which I love.
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    Mary Kay Karen
    October 11, 2017 at 6:33 pm Love it. I bought 2 6 packs of Costco's canned chicken breasts by accident and was wondering what in the world to do with it all. Busy lives - and this was fast and SO good. Thanks! Added chick peas as I didn't have pinto beans and was just as good, and I also didn't have green enchilada sauce so used green Verde Salsa instead. Nice little kick to it!
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      Together As Family
      October 14, 2017 at 1:27 pm I love your changes. Yum! I buy the Costco chicken specifically for this recipe. We love it and Costco has the best canned chicken :)
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    Brandi
    October 20, 2017 at 2:01 pm I made this soup last night with a few minor adjustments. First a made my own taco seasoning which I found on line very easily, and took about 2 minutes to throw together and if you want to do this you would use two tablespoons. Next I bought two cans of diced jalapeΓ±os. With these I actually added them to the canned chicken. I put some olive oil in a pan put the can jalapeΓ±os in the pan and sauteed the canned chicken, as I'm not really a fan of canned chicken and I got it on sale. This is where I added the cumin, chilli powder, and garlic powder. In with the chicken and jalapeΓ±os. The rest of the recipe I did pretty much the same I did use low sodium tomatos, black beans, and pinto beans. As well as spick green enchilada sauce. Put it all together add my 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning and let it cook for the time needed. Taco seasoning recipe 1tbl chili powder 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp onion powder 1/4 tsp oregano 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 tsp paprika 1 1/2 tsp cumin 1tsp black pepper or Cayenne please be careful with the heat of the cayenne pepper if you chose to use that. 1tsp sea salt (optional) I didn't use the salt.
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      Together As Family
      October 23, 2017 at 5:04 pm Yummy! Your changes sounds delicious. I'll have to try the taco seasoning you mentioned. Probably much healthier and less sodium than store-bought packs :)
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    Michelle
    October 25, 2017 at 6:35 pm Very easy to make, very economical, and very quick - love it!
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    Kat
    November 2, 2017 at 6:01 pm Very good and easy! I was gifted some canned chicken and was delighted to find you liked it in this recipe and I agree. I used salt-free taco seasoning mix, chopped fresh tomatoes and added some peppers and onions. I rinsed the beans and forgot to drain and rinse the corn, but it did not effect the dish, except adding more sodium than I wanted.
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      Together As Family
      November 4, 2017 at 10:56 pm So good to hear. Thanks Kat :) I agree, the canned chicken is surprisingly really good in this soup! Never thought I would say that about canned chicken, haha.
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        Naomi
        November 7, 2017 at 6:43 pm Hi, question about soup. If I need to drain canned beans and corn, what other liquid will be used besides the chicken broth? Or is that enough liquid for the soup? πŸ€”
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          Together As Family
          November 13, 2017 at 12:07 pm The chicken broth + the green enchilada sauce is enough liquid for the soup. I've made it more times than I can count and it's never too chunky or too liquidy. It's just right.
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    Krislin Hutchinson
    November 9, 2017 at 3:49 pm Absolutely amazing recipie so easy and soo sooo good the kiddos like it too.
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      Together As Family
      November 13, 2017 at 12:05 pm Yay! This is the easiest recipe I have on the blog. So glad to hear you all enjoyed it!
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    Baylee
    November 15, 2017 at 2:05 pm I used this but let it boil down a little more until it was really thick and used it as a layer dip for tortilla chips. So one layer of "soup" then one layer of cheese then one layer of sour cream and then start over! We've tried it lots of ways but this way is my personal favorite.
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      Together As Family
      November 16, 2017 at 10:48 pm Oh my! That sounds so delicious. I may have to steal your idea and try it. Thanks for sharing :)
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    Lindsay
    November 20, 2017 at 3:17 pm Could I replace one of the cans of beans with hominy? I'm worried it may be a little bean heavy for my liking, but I'm unsure if hominy would work.
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      Together As Family
      November 20, 2017 at 8:03 pm If you're worried about too many beans you could always just not add one of them. I've never had hominy so I can't say for sure. I think hominy has something to do with corn, right? You could always try it and see, or just not add one of the cans of beans. The soup may be slightly thinner. Or, if you like corn you could also add 2 cans of corn? That's always an option too. Good luck!
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    Pam
    December 13, 2017 at 11:18 am My family loved this soup, and I loved that it was fast and easy to make on a busy weeknight. I used frozen corn and fresh chicken breast just because I had them on hand. Added cilantro and green onions to the melted cheese and sour cream and topped it all with the avocado slices. I also doubled it for my family of five and had some leftovers the following night. It was a very hearty meal. I predict this will become a family favorite.
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      Together As Family
      December 13, 2017 at 8:06 pm So glad you loved this. And yes, this soup is so adaptable which makes it perfect for family dinner. I love all the toppings you added. The avocado is a must for me whenever I make this :)
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    Britney
    January 8, 2018 at 9:05 pm How long would you suggest cooking this recipe in a crockpot?
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      Together As Family
      January 14, 2018 at 12:04 pm It would not need long. Maybe 2-3 hours. Or it might possibly work just by keeping it on the warm setting all day.
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    Morgan S
    January 11, 2018 at 10:39 am Can you make this in the crockpot?
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      Together As Family
      January 14, 2018 at 12:08 pm It would not need very long in the crockpot. I've never tried it but I would say cook on low for 2 to 4 hours possibly.
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    Deebi27
    January 16, 2018 at 1:51 am This looks yummy and pretty healthy. Next trip to grocery store and that will be on for dinner. I think I will get a rotisserie chicken, preseasoned and ready to go! And...I know my husband will like this too!
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      Together As Family
      January 19, 2018 at 9:10 pm Yes, rotisserie chicken would be amazing in this soup! Enjoy :)
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    Carole
    January 16, 2018 at 9:32 pm I enjoyed this recipe because it was so quick! Reminded me of chicken tortilla soup which is a favorite of mine. I found it to be a bit salty so I would probably use low sodium beans, broth, etc. next time.
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      Together As Family
      January 19, 2018 at 9:07 pm The recipe calls for the low sodium broth :) I first tried this recipe with the full salt, regular broth and I too thought it was salty. The reduced sodium broth really makes a difference. So glad you enjoyed this soup and thanks for coming back to let me know.
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    Shari Ratkovich
    January 17, 2018 at 6:48 pm Can you freeze this 7 can soup
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      Together As Family
      January 19, 2018 at 9:06 pm I am sure that would be just fine. I have never done it but I see no reason why it would not work out. Let me know if you try it :)
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    Beverly
    January 23, 2018 at 5:35 pm We double the chicken and also eat it with cornbread. Thanks for that receipe.
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      Together As Family
      January 25, 2018 at 10:26 pm Oh yum! I love cornbread with taco soup.
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    Kellie
    February 4, 2018 at 3:36 pm I am recovering from surgery and was looking for something easy that my teenage son could fix for a church potluck. He doubled the recipe and added more chicken. It was a big hit!! We will definitely be having this again. Quick and easy and delicious flavor! Thanks for the recipe!
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      Together As Family
      February 4, 2018 at 7:22 pm So sorry about surgery. But that makes me happy to hear that your son made this! I am so glad everyone enjoyed the soup. Good luck with your recovery :)
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    CJ
    April 23, 2018 at 7:38 pm I just made this and love it! Super easy and I like that you can add whatever toppings so it keeps the base soup very healthy (mine came out to 208 calories and yielded 8 1-cup servings). I used low sodium black beans and broth And thought the seasoning was perfect but you could use all low sodium if you’re watching your salt and then salt to taste.
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    B West
    July 28, 2018 at 10:02 pm I have planned to fix this taco soup for 5th Sunday Church dinner! I noticed I picked up the "Cream of Chicken" broth instead of just Chicken broth? Is this a problem? Thanks for your help
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      Together As Family
      August 13, 2018 at 2:38 pm I think it would be fine. It will just be thicker than the normal. Maybe add 1 cup of water or something. Sorry this reply is late!
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    Tamela
    August 6, 2018 at 10:48 pm I can't wait to try this as I LOVE soups and stews and can live on them. I think I will add fresh cilantro and throw in a can of roasted green chilies (love them!). Have you tried the fire roasted tomatoes? I bet they are great in this dish. Happy eating!
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      Together As Family
      August 13, 2018 at 2:32 pm The fire roasted tomatoes have so much flavor and would be great in this soup. I just prefer the small diced pieces of the petite tomatoes so that's what I always use.
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    Carrie
    August 28, 2018 at 4:41 am We loved it. Juice left over was so good, I'm going to cook some red beans in it. Was going to rehash the leftovers, but all that was left was mostly the liquid. Putting in dry red beans and another can of diced tomatos and green enchilada sauce. Should be yummy too.
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      Together As Family
      August 30, 2018 at 8:00 pm So glad you loved this! I love your idea of using the leftover liquid. It's brilliant. Thank you so much for coming back to leave your comment.

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