Gringo Posole


Gringo Posole

1 lb pork stew meat (or other pork chopped)

1 green bell pepper, diced

1 onion, finely chopped

1 tsp garlic powder

2 cubes beef bouillon

2 (10 oz) cans tomatoes with green chilies

2 (15 oz) cans hominy, drained

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp chili powder

1 diced chipotle with adobo

32 oz Low sodium beef broth to cover or water


Add ingredients to 5 quart slow cooker and cook 6-8 hours on low.

Yield: 6 servings.

Best Chicken Noodle Soup


Hubby said I could make this again.


Best Chicken Noodle Soup

½ c. diced onion

2 c. sliced celery

1 c. shredded carrots

3 c. cooked chicken, chopped

32 oz fat free, reduced sodium chicken broth

4 c. water

1 c. skim milk

1 oz pkg Ranch dressing mix

½ c. light cream cheese

6 oz Smart Taste spaghetti, uncooked


In large saucepan or soup pot, spray bottom with cooking spray and add onion, celery and carrots. Cook for a couple minutes and add chicken, broth, water and milk. May need to add more water depending on how soupy you like your soup. Add Ranch powder, cream cheese and spaghetti. Simmer until pasta is done.

Yield: 6 servings. Per serving=

Beef Stroganoff Soup

I’m not a fan of cooked mushrooms but Hubby loved this soup.

Beef Stroganoff Soup

1 lb ground beef, 90/10

½ c. diced onion

8 oz sliced mushrooms

½ tsp garlic powder

Salt and pepper, to taste

2 TB tomato paste

1 TB Worcestershire sauce

14 oz can fat free beef broth

3 c. water

2 tsp beef bouillon

2 c. egg noodles

1/3 c. nonfat Greek yogurt 

In large sauce pan, brown ground beef with onion; add mushrooms. Add garlic powder, salt, pepper, tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce; combine well.  Add broth, water, bouillon and egg noodles.  Simmer until noodles are done and stir in yogurt and serve.
Yield: 5 servings. Per serving= 329 Calories; 20g Fat (52.5% calories from fat); 23g Protein; 17g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 83mg Cholesterol; 329mg Sodium.

Slow Cooker Taco Lentil Soup

Hubby went back for thirds!  I think lentils are a great way to bulk up a dish without adding WW points.  Good fiber.




Taco Lentil Soup

garlic powder
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 c. diced onion
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
1 lb ground beef, 90% fat free
1 tsp garlic powder
1 c. lentils, rinsed

1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes

10 oz can tomatoes with green chilies

14 oz can veggie broth

15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained

2 TB chili powder

1 TB cumin

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp cayenne
salt, to taste
fresh ground black pepper, to taste
1 c. roasted corn

Spray a medium skillet with cooking spray. Over med-high heat cook peppers and onion. Add ground beef and garlic powder. Transfer to 5 quart slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients and water to desired thickness. Cook on low 7-8 hours.

Yield: 5 servings

Spicy Butternut Soup

This is delicious!

Spicy Butternut Soup

1/3 c. diced onion

1 lb lean ground beef

2 TB taco seasoning

Salt and pepper, to taste

4 c. diced butternut squash

½ c. diced red bell pepper

15 oz can tomato sauce

2 c. Enchilada sauce

(water, if needed)


Spray large sauce pan with cooking spray; add onion and ground beef. Cook until browned and add taco seasoning, salt and pepper.  Combine and add butternut squash, bell pepper, tomato sauce and Enchilada sauce. Add water if you like a soupier soup.

Yield: 4 servings.


Hominy and Jalapeno Chicken Soup

Hominy and Jalapeno Chicken Soup

1 1/2 c. diced roasted chicken

2 cans fat free chicken broth

2 TB diced tamed jalapeno

1 can hominy, drained

1 tsp chili powder

Combine all ingredients in 3 quart slow cooker and cook desired length of time. Everything is already cooked so you can heat through or let it simmer all day.

Yield: 4 servings. Per serving= 196 Calories; 5g Fat (21.1% calories from fat); 26g Protein; 17g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 44mg Cholesterol; 678mg Sodium.

Sausage and Cabbage Stew


Sausage and Cabbage Stew

8 oz pork sausage, cooked and drained

2 c. shredded potatoes

4 c. shredded cabbage

14.5 oz can fat free chicken broth

1 c. water

Salt and black pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in 3 quart slow cooker. Cook on high 3-4 hours.

Yield: 4 servings. Per serving = 377 Calories; 25g Fat (56.7% calories from fat); 16g Protein; 27g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 51mg Cholesterol; 709mg Sodium