Recipe of the Week: Spicy Fajita Soup

restaurant-dreamstime_s_6289915Now that the weather is getting cooler, it’s time to break out the slow cooker. Slow cookers are awesome because you can set it and forget it. By the time you get home from running your weekend errands, you’ve got a delicious meal ready to serve. Try this favorite from The Food Network.

Total Time: 5 hr 15 min
Prep: 15 min
Cook: 5 hr

Yield: 4 servings
Level: Easy

 
Ingredients

2 medium yellow onions, sliced
2 green peppers, cored, seeded, and sliced into strips
1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 tablespoons chile powder, divided
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped (reserve adobe for Creamy Mexican Dip)
1 quart chicken broth
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 cups canola oil, for frying
12 corn tortillas, cut into eighths
1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
2 scallions, sliced
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In the sleeve of a slow cooker, add the onions, peppers, corn, tomatoes, garlic, 1 tablespoon chile powder, chipotle, and broth. Season with and salt and pepper, to taste. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.

In a deep skillet over medium heat, add the canola oil and heat to 365 degrees F. Fry the tortilla pieces until brown and crispy, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain on brown paper and immediately season with salt and the remaining 1 tablespoon chile powder.

Preheat the broiler.

Ladle the soup into ovenproof bowls or crocks and top each with 2 tablespoons cheese. (Reserve remaining 1/2 cup cheese for Round 2 Recipe Crispy Steak Sandwiches.) Put the bowls on a sheet pan and put under the broiler until the cheese is brown and bubbly, 1 to 2 minutes. Garnish with scallions and serve

Source: The Food Network

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