Spicy Chorizo & Collard Green Slow Cooker Soup

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Spicy Chorizo and Collard Green Slow Cooker Soup

Spicy Chorizo & Collard Green Slow Cooker Soup

Being a food blogger, many people assume I cook these elaborate meals each day of the week. A common misconception that many people have (and I had in the past) is that cooks and foodie bloggers love to make BIG, fancy meals ALL THE TIME.

Honestly, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Some nights cooking (aka doing dishes) is the last thing I want to do. I’ve gotten to the point where I can cook 2-3 meals during the week, and spend one night roasting some chicken and veggies for lunches. Not very glamorous, but hey it works!

Spicy Chorizo Slow Cooker Soup

Tuesdays are almost ALWAYS slow-cooker meal nights. If I’m not traveling, I’m in the office late so I can make it to my weekly horseback riding lesson. My barn time is sacred, so many nights I don’t make it home until late, and I often find myself publicizing the day’s blog post, which leaves me little time to cook. The best feeling is to walk in the door and find a hot, delicious dinner waiting for me.


This soup is a mash-up of cleaning out my pantry and wanting to use as many good-for-you ingredients as possible. I always have canned tomatoes, beans, potatoes, and broth on hand. After a quick pit stop to the grocery, I easily had all of the needed ingredients.

Chorizo & Collard Green Soup

Soups are great because you can pile in the veg & protein, add a killer spice blend and you’re on your way to a seriously nutritious & filling meal.

Spicy Collard Green and Chorizo Soup

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

Chorizo Sausage (mine was pre-cooked)

Fingerling Potatoes

Fresh Collard Greens

Onion

A Can of Diced Tomatoes

A Can of Cannellinii Beans

A Box of Unsalted Beef Stock

Sea Salt

Oregano

Pepper

Chilli Powder

Cayenne

Chorizo Slow Cooker Soup with Collard Greens

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

This is a dump and go meal – for sure. One thing I’ll ask you to do is to pay attention to how I layer the soup in the crock pot; the food on the bottom needs the most cooking time. Chop your potatoes and lay them on the bottom of the pot. Next, slice the chorizo, you’ll want to make the slices about the same size as the potatoes for easy eating. Add those to the pot. Chop the onion and add this next.

You’ll then add the canned tomatoes, drain the beans and add them on top. Next, add in your seasoning and spices. Lastly, chop and pile in your collard greens. Stuff them in there as well as you can, these will majorly cook down. The reason I have you put these on top is because the steam will rise and cook them beautifully, and they won’t overcook in the bottom of the pan.

I usually assemble this on a Monday and place in the fridge overnight.  In the morning, I add the stock and turn the slow cooker on. You can cook this for 8+ hours on low or for 4 on high.

This is another incredibly versatile recipe. You can sub any type of bean in the mix, swap in kale or swiss chard for the collard and use whatever type of sausage for a different flavor.

Fall Chorizo and Collard Soup

Side note: this soup goes great with a LARGE glass of hot cider and your favorite fuzzy blanket.

Slurps up, baby!

xoxx,

Miss AK

Collard Green and Spicy Chorizo Soup

Spicy Chorizo & Collard Green Soup
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Serves: 6
 
{gluten free, dairy free, oil free} Slow Cooker Meal
Ingredients
  • 1 lb of Chorizo Sausage (mine was pre-cooked)
  • about 1 lb of Fingerling Potatoes
  • ½ half of a large bunch of Collard Greens - about 4 cups chopped
  • 1 small Onion - diced
  • 1 can of Diced Tomatoes with the juice - no salt added
  • 1 can of Cannellini Beans - drained
  • 1 32 oz box of unsalted Beef Stock or Bone Broth
  • 1 tsp of Salt
  • 1 tsp of Oregano
  • ½ tsp of Pepper
  • ½ tsp of Chilli Powder
  • ½ tsp of Cayenne
Instructions
  1. One thing I'll ask you to do is to pay attention to how I layer the soup in the crock pot; the food on the bottom needs the most cooking time.
  2. Chop your potatoes and lay them on the bottom of the pot.
  3. Next, slice the chorizo, you'll want to make the slices about the same size as the potatoes for easy eating.
  4. Add those to the pot.
  5. Chop the onion and add this next.
  6. You'll then add the canned tomatoes, drain the beans and add them on top.
  7. Next, add in your seasoning and spices.
  8. Lastly, chop and pile in your collard greens.
  9. Stuff them in there as well as you can, these will majorly cook down.
  10. The reason I have you put these on top is because the steam will rise and cook them beautifully, and they won't overcook in the bottom of the pan.
  11. The potatoes need the most heat to cook so they are on the bottom.
  12. I usually assemble this on a Monday night and place in the fridge overnight.
  13. In the morning, I add the stock and turn the slow cooker on.
  14. You can cook this for 8+ hours on low or for 4 on high.

Spicy Chorizo and Collard Green Slow Cooker Soup

 

9 Comments
  • Georgie @ Healthy Pears

    Reply

    I need to get myself a slow cooker! Especially now it’s heading into winter! Looks delish 🙂

    • allmcd3

      YES YOU DO! I feel like I always try to convince people to buy them – haha! My most used kitchen tool (besides the blender and my chef knife!)

  • Ashley @ The Small Town Foodie

    Reply

    Yum yum! I’m a HUGE fan of soup and crockpot meals. We just picked a ton of swiss chard from our garden (in addition to allll the kale), and I’ve been looking for different ideas to use it.

    Also, I’m planning a soup round-up post for November. Care if I include this one? I’ll be sure to give you credit and link to your blog!
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    • allmcd3

      I’m literally so jealous and I wish we were neighbors. Think about the cookouts!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Emily

    Reply

    Dump and go meals are the best! 🙂 I love that description of how you make meals. That’s me too! 🙂

    • allmcd3

      Hahaha right?! Thanks girl!

  • Christine @ thyme and toast

    Reply

    I LOVE a good fall stew, especially with hearty greens and sausage! Also, all about dump and go meals.

    • allmcd3

      ME too!!!! Dump and go for the win!!!!

  • Aya @ A Healthy Story

    Reply

    YUM!!! I love this so much. I never make soup and I have no idea why… but I definitely need to change that and your recipe is first on my list!

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