Easy Enchilada Soup and Buffalo Chili

Hi Healthy Friends !!  I am so excited about this cooler weather… and I’ve been busy dusting off some of my Fall recipes !

Wanted to share a couple with you I made over the last week.

The first one is from my friend Kristine…I LOVE this because it’s SO simple but so good too…it’s a family favorite now !  I usually serve the chicken on the side so it can easily be vegetarian too.

Chicken Enchilada Soup

Easy Enchilada Soup and Buffalo Chili
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Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked and diced
  • 1 large can green enchilada sauce (28 ounces) – or any homemade green chili enchilada sauce
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans, drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
Instructions
  1. Saute onion and garlic in a little olive oil for a few minutes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve with baked tortilla strips and a dollop of sour cream or some whole grain crackers!

Enchilada Soup Fixins- 7 ingredients !!!

And this is another one of our favorites…I made this for a Texas Rangers watching party we had Saturday night…it was a hit and again SO EASY !!!  And I also made Kim’s 15 Bean Soup as there were a couple of us who don’t eat meat … it was so yummy that I had it for breakfast the next morning :)

Easy Buffalo Chili

(This recipe has been doubled…I always do this so I have some to freeze but you can cut it in half if you wish)

Easy Buffalo Chili

Easy Buffalo Chili

  • 3 pounds ground bison/buffalo (see the chart below for why I love using this … low in fat/calories/cholesterol and highest in protein)
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 4 (16 oz.) cans red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 (14 oz.) cans diced tomatoes
  • 6 T tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • Saute onion, garlic, bell peppers and ground buffalo (if using a higher fat meat, brown the meat separately and drain…buffalo has hardly any fat to drain) until meat is brown.  Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer for 30-45 minutes.
COMPARISON OF GROUND MEATS
    ANIMAL     USDA
REF No.
WATER CALORIES PROTEIN TOTAL
FAT
SATURATED
FAT
MONO
FAT
POLY
FAT
CHOLESTEROL
BISON
Grass-fed
17149 71.59    146  20.23 7.21    2.917 2.753 0.336
55
BEEF
90% Lean
23562 69.50    176  20.00 10.00    4.058 4.353 0.344
65
PORK
84% Lean
10972 64.67    218  17.99 16.00    5.362 7.280 2.235
68
TURKEY 05305 71.97    149  17.46 8.26    2.250 3.100 2.000
79
CHICKEN 05332 73.24    143  17.44 8.10    2.301 3.660 1.508
86

 

I’d love to hear any of your favorite Fall recipes…always looking for ideas and inspiration !

ALSO, we will be announcing our next giveaway on Sunday so don’t forget to check back :)

Hope everyone has a Happy & Healthy Hump Day !!!!!

Jenn

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About Jennifer

I am the mother of 2 beautiful children, Presley-7 and Cash-5 and married to an amazing husband and father, Todd. I have always thought of myself as a healthy person...I've always loved sports, working out and eating healthy. However, looking back, I've actually had a lot of unhealthy habits. I've tried every diet out there : Low fat (How did I think eating a box of fat free snackwells cookies was healthy?), Low carb (can you say fried pork skins GROSS)... as well as a long stint with disordered eating which started in college as a way to avoid those "freshman 15".
Well it wasn't until my 30s that I realized those kind of diets are just a quick fix, not a lifestyle. I think all foods can fit into a healthy diet as long as you practice moderation. I have found that I feel and look my best when I am eating mostly plant-based foods. Not to say I won't indulge in a filet every now and again... but I find that I crave meat less and less ! I have recently been fascinated with trying new vegetarian recipes...I NEVER thought I could give up chicken...used it eat it everyday, but I actually don't miss it at all.
I am trying to pass these healthy eating habits onto my children so they can avoid some of the diseases related to unhealthy diets.

Thanks for reading and hope you have a healthy day !!!!

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