Sunday, March 6, 2011

Enchilada Lentil Soup (nee Chicken Tortilla Soup with Lentils)

The appeal of this soup, I think, is in it's recipe instructions: add all ingredients to crockpot and cook for 6 hours. How can anything that easy taste anything but good? But apart from that I actually enjoyed the soup itself. Loaded with protein and fiber, it fits the heathy bill while being comfort-foodie at the same time. Ideally I'd dump the taco packet for some real spices but for it's simplicity, I still give it a thumbs up. Bonus: it freezes really well.

This recipe was originally called Chicken Tortilla Soup with Lentils but Meredith was kind enough to rename it since the original name "didn't make any damn sense". I can't say that I blame her, I mean... if something is going to have "tortilla" in the name, they should be in the recipe.

I enjoyed cooking with the lentils. It was my first lentil adventure. (I'm looking for something to do with the rest of the bag so if you have a great lentil recipe, let me know!)

This was a very cozy tasting dish. It was warm and perfect for a chilly day. I wound up freezing some of it, which makes me happy. Nothing makes me happier than knowing that yummy food is just a few microwave minutes away.

The verdict: Make the dish on a night when you want to eat on the couch, under a throw blanket while watching reality television. You won't be disappointed!


  1. I'm glad you both enjoyed the recipe! I'm sorry that you find fault in the name. That was the given name when the recipe was passed along to us and we added the lentil twist. If you had read the entire recipe you might recall reading "We like to serve the soup with sour cream and tortilla chips..." - hence the name Chicken Tortilla Soup with Lentils.

  2. We certainly didn't mean any offense in our take on the name - I ate mine with tortilla chips as you'd suggested. Still a great soup!

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