Although I am from up north, I am not a cold weather girl. How about you? Do you prefer warm or cold weather? I live in the south now, so our winter season is mild. We only have a month or so of frigid weather. When it is cold outside, I love to get a pot of soup going. There is nothing like a hot bowl of soup to warm the soul, right?! One of our favorite recipes is my Skinny Slow Cooker Southwestern Black Bean Tortilla Soup.
My husband loves loves Tex-Mex food. I make it at least 1-2 times a week. This Skinny Southwestern Slow Cooker Black Bean Tortilla Soup recipe is a pot full of Tex-Mex love! I call it my “kitchen sink” recipe. I get out the crock pot and toss in anything I can find that resembles a Tex-Mex or Southwestern ingredient.
This Skinny Slow Cooker Southwestern Black Bean Tortilla Soup recipe is easy to make as well as versatile. Other than browning the ground turkey, nothing else needs to be cooked. You toss your ingredients into the slow cooker and let it work its magic. In a few hours, you have one of the most flavorful and filling soups you have ever had!
As with many soup recipes, this Skinny Slow Cooker Southwestern Black Bean Tortilla Soup can be tweaked to meet your needs or wants. You can add other vegetables or use ground beef instead of turkey. You can add white or kidney beans as well as green beans.
I love avocados, but my husband doesn’t. I will top his soup with just sour cream, a little cheese and fresh cilantro. For mine, I go all out! I add the toppings my hubby loves as well as the avocado. The tortilla chips add a nice crunch. Trust me when I tell you, this is a recipe you are going to make often! It freezes beautifully, making it a great dish for potluck dinners, new moms or your Wednesday night church supper.
- 1 pound ground turkey, cooked and drained
- 4 cups vegetable broth or stock
- 1 jar of salsa
- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 package frozen corn
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 tbsp. garlic, chopped
- 1 can diced green chilies
- 1 tbsp. red pepper flakes
- 2 packets taco seasoning
- Fresh cilantro, avocado, tortilla strips and sour cream for garnish
- In your slow cooker, add all of your ingredients. Cook on low for 3-4 hours. Top with sour cream, avocado, tortilla strips and fresh cilantro. Easy, right?!
Do you have a favorite soup recipe? What is it? I would love to hear!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysFebruary 20, 2017 at 1:35 pm
That looks so good! I love southwest flavors, and I love how you put a healthy spin on this. Great!
Colleen Lanin saysFebruary 20, 2017 at 1:38 pm
Yay! I love all the southwestern flavors here in Arizona, but it’s definitely NOT healthy. I love this because now I can have the best of both worlds.
Shell saysFebruary 20, 2017 at 2:41 pm
This looks perfect for chilly nights. I love using my slowcooker.
Hannah C saysFebruary 20, 2017 at 3:40 pm
This looks so delicious! My favorite soup recipe is my mother’s homemade chicken and dumplings!
Eloise saysFebruary 20, 2017 at 5:11 pm
that looks so tasty! so many good flavors to fill my tummy up and make my taste-buds sing : ) I’ll have to try this meal out during the week!
Sandra Watts saysFebruary 20, 2017 at 6:03 pm
That looks really good Kelly!
Kristi saysFebruary 20, 2017 at 6:51 pm
My favorite soup is Chicken Wild Rice but this one sure looks delicious! I bet it smells yummy too.
Pam saysFebruary 20, 2017 at 7:29 pm
I love tortilla soup! Anything southwestern or Tex Mex is a hit in my house, and I am sure this would be too.
Eileen saysFebruary 20, 2017 at 8:09 pm
This looks like a great, hearty meal for a winter day. I’ll have to try it out, but first I”ll need to get a slowcooker!
Sohair saysFebruary 20, 2017 at 8:55 pm
I never had this soup before,would like to make it thank sharing
Jaime saysFebruary 20, 2017 at 9:38 pm
This sounds delicious and I need to try this on our next cold day. I am a huge fan of slow cooker meals and the less prep, the better for me!
Dawn Gibson-Thigpen saysFebruary 20, 2017 at 9:53 pm
wow kelly this looks delicious. i love your display.
Liz Mays saysFebruary 20, 2017 at 11:02 pm
Oh gosh, this sounds like the best soup! It looks so hearty and delicious and the spice would be amazing this time of year.
Destany saysFebruary 20, 2017 at 11:50 pm
You had me at “tortilla soup.” This looks os easy and delicious!
Amy Green saysFebruary 21, 2017 at 12:40 am
Thanks for the post! I am always on the lookout for fun things to eat on cold days. I like the fact that your recipe is zesty but not spicy.
Dogvills saysFebruary 21, 2017 at 12:57 am
That looks amazing! It looks yummy and satisfying, yet this is skinny. I can’t wait to try this.
Annemarie LeBlanc saysFebruary 21, 2017 at 1:31 am
Looks like a real hearty, chunky soup to enjoy this cold winter day. I will save you recipe and get the ingredients together. I can’t wait to savor this deliciousness!
Rajee Pandi saysFebruary 21, 2017 at 5:12 am
Is there any alternative way to replace turkey? We dont have slow cooker. Please let me know how to cook without slow cooker
Chubskulit Rose saysFebruary 21, 2017 at 5:28 am
This looks super delicious. We love any dish with beans so I am sure my family would love this!
mycraftingworld saysFebruary 21, 2017 at 7:12 am
This sounds so good. I will try it this weekend. I am from the South too. I cannot stand the cold either, give me warmth, in weather and in food.
My Teen Guide saysFebruary 21, 2017 at 8:30 am
tortilla soup sounds interesting! the pic looks so tasty! i wanna try this one! thnks for sharing the recipe
Toni | Boulder Locavore saysFebruary 21, 2017 at 9:10 am
This looks really comforting! Such a perfect dinner for tonight!!
Our Family World saysFebruary 21, 2017 at 9:15 am
we have a leftover black bean on the fridge, i guess this is something i must try! thanks for posting the recipe.
Julie Wood saysFebruary 21, 2017 at 10:10 am
This soup looks so delicious and I really want to make this soup. I bet it really tastes so good and would be great for dinner.
Deborah Cruz saysFebruary 21, 2017 at 10:22 am
This sounds and looks amazing! It’s a little chilly in my house right now and this sounds perfect to warm me right up! I also like the little crunch on top
Echo saysFebruary 21, 2017 at 10:54 am
This looks delicious! I love black beans and the fact that you make it in the slow cooker is even better! Nice and simple!
Victoria Heckstall saysFebruary 21, 2017 at 11:36 am
i love the idea! it sounds yum! i would like to try this for breakfast!
Jeanine saysFebruary 21, 2017 at 12:27 pm
This looks so good and sounds like it would be a really filling meal! I can’t wait to give it a try!
Seattle Travel Blogger saysFebruary 21, 2017 at 1:38 pm
This looks like a hearty soup!
I will have to give this a try.
Michelle J. saysFebruary 21, 2017 at 1:47 pm
My husband would probably love this!
Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place saysFebruary 21, 2017 at 2:03 pm
Yum! That looks absolutely amazing. I have to try it. And I love those spoons! lol
Bonnie G saysFebruary 21, 2017 at 2:11 pm
Oh my yum. That looks so delicious! I could got for a bowl of that right now on this cold day.
makeba saysFebruary 21, 2017 at 2:55 pm
This looks and sounds so delicious! There’s nothing like soup on a cold day! I’ll have to try this recipe at home!
Janell Poulette saysFebruary 21, 2017 at 3:42 pm
Yum! This looks like the perfect dinner for the cold evenings we will be having this week. My family will love it!
Danielle S saysFebruary 21, 2017 at 5:11 pm
My favorite soup is split pea. I’ll take a can of Split Pea Anderson’s soup every now and then, but split pea is best when made at home in the crock pot.
Karrie Truman saysFebruary 21, 2017 at 5:57 pm
I do not prefer cold weather at all. Fall weather is my favorite. A perfect in-between. This soup seriously looks delicious!
Rosey saysFebruary 21, 2017 at 5:57 pm
I love that it is easily adaptable. I also love that it freezes well
Dawn McAlexander saysFebruary 21, 2017 at 6:11 pm
Oh, that looks amazing! I love black bean soup. When it is made in a slow cooker, I like it even better.
Amanda Love saysFebruary 21, 2017 at 8:03 pm
This soup looks warm and filling. I love that it’s packed with healthy ingredients. It’s definitely perfect for the cold weather.
Stephanie Pass saysFebruary 22, 2017 at 5:10 am
I’m born and raised in Texas, so I don’t even know what cold weather is, lol. Though, I do dread our super hot summers here. This looks absolutely delicious! My family love tortilla soup.
Reesa Lewandowski saysFebruary 22, 2017 at 8:58 am
This looks super hearty for a cold winter day! I love using my slow cooker for recipes like this!
Lynndee saysFebruary 22, 2017 at 9:41 am
Yum! That looks so good! I came from a tropical country where it is summer all year long. So I’m really loving the cold weather (fora change). My husband is just like you though – he doesn’t like the cold weather at all. 🙂
kayla sheehan saysFebruary 22, 2017 at 11:41 am
oh my goodness this looks delicious! And a slow cooker meal? count me in!
June S. saysFebruary 23, 2017 at 7:18 am
(Skinny Slow Cooker Southwestern Black Bean Tortilla Soup) This soup sounds like a soup that I would like to make for myself sometime.
Cami Valenzuela saysFebruary 23, 2017 at 12:27 pm
Oh i love soup. I will have to make this. Specially with another atoem coming into southern cali. Wo this would be dinner Sunday. Thanks for such a great recipe.
Marielle Altenor saysFebruary 24, 2017 at 1:43 am
My mouth is watering! That looks amazing. I love soup, but I haven’t tried black bean tortilla soup (yet)!
Marcie W. saysFebruary 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm
Tortilla soup is one of my favorites! This ones seems to be filled with hearty deliciousness.
Mary Songer saysMarch 26, 2017 at 5:32 pm
I made this one with pinto beans instead of black beans and it was delicious. I love any recipe that can be done in the crock pot. I’m not a big soup person but this one is good.
Rosie saysMarch 27, 2017 at 2:01 pm
I recently got a slow cooker, and it is soo much fun trying new recipes. This is one I would love to make! It sounds delish!
Tracie Cooper saysApril 10, 2017 at 1:07 pm
I would love to try this soup! My hubby loves to try new soups!
Mary Songer saysApril 19, 2017 at 10:48 pm
I made this and it was delicious. The only change I made was to substitute pinto beans for the black beans. We love spicy food and this was a great soup.
mycraftingworld saysSeptember 24, 2017 at 6:56 am
I made this and it was so good. I love the slow cooker foods. They are so easy to make and usually tastes so good. Thank you for the recipe.
tara pittman saysOctober 16, 2017 at 9:15 pm
I love that this has green chile in it. Dish up a big bowl for me please.
Oyinkan saysOctober 20, 2017 at 11:19 am
I would totally make this without the turkey & keep it meat free. Good recipe.
mycraftingworld saysDecember 4, 2017 at 7:16 am
This is such a good soup. We love it. It is especially good in the Winter. It is so easy to make. Thank you.
Peggy Nunn saysJune 26, 2018 at 8:19 am
I love this so much. I have made it multiple times. My doctor wants me to not eat beans for a month to check something out. Be glad when I can have it again.