No Tortilla Soup

No tortilla soup

I know summer may not be the best time to share a soup recipe (especially here in Texas 😦 ), but this one is worth the heat! It has all the delicious flavors of tortilla soup without the tortillas.

Makes about 6 servings

Ingredients:
3 small chicken breasts, or 1 1.5 large chicken breasts
1 large onion, chopped
1 green zucchini, diced
1 yellow summer squash, diced
1 14.5 oz can fire roasted crushed tomatoes
48 oz no salt or low sodium chicken broth
2 tbsp EVOO, divided
1 tbsp and 1/4 tsp salt, divided
1 tbsp Mexican oregano
1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions:
1. In a large stock pot, add 1 tbsp EVOO and onions and cook for 3-4 minutes on medium-high heat until onions become translucent and soft.
2. Add in zucchini, squash, tomatoes, chicken broth, 1 tbsp salt and Mexican oregano and bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
3. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Season chicken breasts with 1/4 tsp salt and black pepper and add to skillet.
4. Scoop out about 1/4 cup of the broth from the soup and pour it into the skillet to keep the chicken moist. Cook chicken for 12-15 minutes, turning chicken at the halfway point, until chicken is cooked all the way through.
5. Remove chicken to a plate or cutting board and use two forks to shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
6. Add chicken to the soup pot.

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Pork and Sweet Potato Hash

Pork and Sweet Potato Hash

Happy Independence Day! I’m so excited for this long weekend! What are your holiday plans? Barbecuing, swimming, biking or watching fireworks displays? I’m hoping to partake in a bit of everything this weekend. San Antonio has several July Fourth festivities going on all over the city, I just hope the rain doesn’t ruin them!

Pork and Sweet Potato

If you plan on escaping the heat this weekend and forgoing the barbecue pit, try my super simple Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas. The best part of making these carnitas is that there’s always leftovers for breakfast! Pork and sweet potatoes are wonderful together. Add a bit of onions and top it with an egg and you have a delicious, beautiful meal.

Pork and Sweet Potato Hash
Makes 2 servings

Ingredients:
3/4 cup leftover slow cooked pork
1 large sweet potato, diced
1/4 of a sweet onion, chopped
2 tbsp EVOO
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional: Sunny-side up eggs and scallions for garnish

Instructions:
1. Add EVOO to a pan and turn on heat to medium-high.
2. Carefully add sweet potatoes and onions to the pan. Cover and cook for 15 minutes, tossing every 5 minutes, until potatoes are cooked.
3. Stir in pork and cook for 2 minutes until pork is heated. Add salt and pepper to taste.
4. Serve with a sunny-side up egg and scallions.

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