Right after I joined Facebook I reconnected with some childhood friends – sisters Patti Elliott and Erin Anderson. Erin would make her famous Beef Barley Soup and invite her sister over for dinner via a Facebook post. I’m guessing this is one of Patti’s favorite Continue reading
It’s been such a typical Spring here in Chicagoland, I thought I’d create a new soup using some of my favorite ingredients. The soup reminds me of Fall, just like our crazy weather, perfect for a cold and rainy day like today. If you belong to Costco, they sell butternut squash already peeled and cubed in the produce section. That is the amount I used in this recipe. It measured out at 8 cups. Continue reading
Our youngest son loves the Mexican Gumbo at Qdoba. He asked if I could try and recreate the recipe. I used a rotisserie chicken and it comes together quickly. Our boys are not a fan of beans…yet, but if I were making this for adults, I would add a can of black beans. I hope you like it as much as we do.
1 large onion, chopped
2 cups carrots, quartered and sliced
15 oz. can of tomato sauce
10 oz. can of diced tomatoes and green chilies (such as Rotel)
3 cups Spicy V-8 (or store brand)
1 quart chicken stock
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. oregano
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1# smoked sausage or kielbasa, cut in half and sliced
8 oz. frozen corn kernels (1/2 bag)
1 can black beans, drained (optional)
1 cooked rotisserie chicken, skinned, removed from the bone and chopped or shredded
Salt and pepper to taste
Steamed white rice
Heat 2 Tbsp. olive oil in a stock pot (about 8 qts.) and saute onion and carrots until onion is soft. Add chicken stock, V-8, tomato sauce, tomatoes and chilies, Worcestershire sauce and spices. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer until carrots are almost tender.
Add sliced kielbasa and frozen corn (add beans if using) and continue to simmer for 10 minutes. Add the chicken and stir to heat. Adjust the seasoning by adding salt and pepper to taste.
Serve in a bowl over hot white rice. Enjoy!
Whenever I am making anything with chicken, Yoshi is ready to help! #chickenlove