Crockpot Tortilla Soup (and a Ninja Slow Cooker Giveaway!)

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I admit that for a long time I was anti-crockpot. I blame the plethora of recipes featuring cans of “cream of” soups, blocks of cream cheese, and bags of cheese. I’m all for a quick meal and even the occasional semi-homemade meal, but those types of crockpot recipes were just not jiving with my belief system. Yes, I will make fried doughnuts with bacon, but I will not eat a crockpot meal like that. I pick my poison and if it’s going to be bad for me, it’s going to be awesomely delicious. That’s just one of my rules of life.

But lately I’ve been reconsidering the crockpot. It started when I wanted to make pulled pork and realized how glorious it would be to pop it in the slow cooker and wait. I started wondering why I didn’t own a crockpot and why I never ended putting one on our wedding registry. So, it felt lie fate that a couple days after I finally admitted I may want a crockpot, I was contacted by Ninja Cooking Systems. They told me about THEIR crockpot and I was suddenly psyched I never added one to the wedding registry. This one sounded like the best yet.

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What’s so good about this so-called Ninja? Well, it’s more than just a slow cooker. Much more! But starting with the whole slow cooking thing, one thing that Ninja does is sear and brown meat and vegetables. Which is basically heaven because you don’t have to sear meat and brown onions on the stove before popping them in the slow cooker. You can also deglaze sauces with this option. You can do it all in the Ninja.

Seriously, you can also steam roast and BAKE. Yes, bake. Of course, if you steam roast meat, you’ll get an even cook and cut out a whole lot of cooking time while making your meal a bit healthier. But baked goods? I haven’t tried yet, but allegedly, you can make all kinds of healthier goodness, including mini cheesecakes to flan to banana lime coconut bread. I will obviously report back when I try. You can make one-pot meals in 30 minutes, even tossing in frozen meatballs and dry pasta. It’s like this Ninja is actually… A Ninja.

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This tortilla soup actually isn’t the first recipe I made in my Ninja. I randomly made a batch of mussels the first night I had this beauty in my possession. Why? Well, there was a mussels recipe in the little recipe guide and they looked glorious and I’ve never made mussels myself before. So I figured if I could find a good deal at the grocery store, I’d whip some up. Well, little did I know mussels are $3.99 for two pounds. Holy best deal on Earth. I snagged them and made mussels right when I got home. Now, I know you don’t need a crockpot to make mussels, but I’ll post about them soon, so you can see how I used them to break in my new Ninja πŸ™‚

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But I’ve also been wanting to make tortilla soup for a while and when I spotted this recipe in the book, I decided to jump on it… with lots of adaptations, of course, including the addition of fresh jalapeΓ±os and elimination of the bottles of enchilada sauce. The result was a soup that I’d definitely make again!

Crock Pot Tortilla Soup (serves about 8)
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  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 lb. chicken breasts
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 T minced garlic
  • 1 jalapeΓ±o, chopped (plus 1 chopped for garnish)
  • 1/4 C fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 C low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can black beans, undrained
  • 2 C frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 T tomato paste
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1 T ground cumin
  • 1-2 ripe avocados
  • Flour tortillas
  • Canola oil
  • Shredded cheddar for topping

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Sear chicken before beginning. I did this in my Ninja with olive oil (if you don’t have a Ninja yet, do it in a sautΓ© pan). First, add olive oil to Ninja pot and set to stovetop medium. Heat oil, season chicken with salt and pepper, and place in pot. Cook uncovered for about 5 minutes, until chicken is lightly browned on both sides.

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Then you can start adding your other ingredients. This is where things got really easy. I put every ingredient from the onion all the way down to the cumin into the pot.

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And then I set it to slow cook on high for 2 hours and went away and did my regular Sunday business.

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When I returned, my kitchen smelled delightful and this beauty was simmering away.

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Take the chicken out of the pot and remove to cutting board. Using two forks, shred the chicken and then stir it back into the pot.

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When my soup was almost done, I decided to whip up some tortilla strips. I cut flour tortillas into strips.

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And put them in a pot with about 1/4 inch of canola oil simmering away.

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After about a minute, I removed them. And snuck a few bites in. SO awesome. I love my baked tortilla chips, but making these fried ones was so easy and they’re so delicious.

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I served up my tortilla soup with the fried tortilla strips on top, along with diced avocado and jalapeΓ±o as garnish. Plus I sprinkled in a little Cabot Light Sharp Cheddar on top.

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How easy was all of that?? Seriously! Answer me!

A meal that literally took minutes was done and ready to be dug into.

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I’d say my first crockpot meal was most definitely deemed a success. And I may officially be a convert. I still won’t be caught throwing a bunch of pre-made foods into my slow cooker, but I felt like this recipe was a good variety of some canned and fresh goods.

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And it was incredibly fast and easy, not requiring a whole lot of stirring or any complicated instructions. When I get a new appliance, I absolutely cannot stand when I need to read the accompanying promotional material 18 times before I can figure out how to turn it on. User friendly is the name of the game.

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It made for a super rich and flavorful soup with perfectly cooked chicken. I can’t get over how little time I put into a meal that packed such flavor. Tortilla soup is the new 10-minute prep meal.

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The only criticism I really have about the Ninja is that the timer doesn’t buzz or make any noise when it runs out. I don’t know about you; but a timer is a bit useless to be if i have to keep checking it. But, of course, I always have my oven timer and my iPhone for that, so I’m not too heartbroken about it.

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While I don’t see myself becoming an every day crockpot cooker (I’m honestly not sure I could deal with ingredients like this first thing in the morning, so I won’t likely be whipping up meals in the pot before heading to work), I will most likely be using the Ninja Cooking System quite often. I’m already dreaming up the pulled pork and beef brisket I’m planning to make and will most definitely be reporting back on my findings.

Ninja Cooking System Giveaway!

Now it’s your turn! The Ninja retails for $199.99 and you can buy it here. Or you can enter my giveaway for your very own Ninja Slow Cooker! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me the first meal you’d make in your Ninja by Saturday, October 20 at 11:59 p.m. For extra entries into the giveaway, follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook (just be sure to leave a separate comment telling us you followed and liked us… or that you already do).

In the meantime, any and all fabulous gourmet-ish level crockpot ideas you can think of, feel free to send them my way!

Good luck and happy Ninjaing!


Disclaimer: I was given a Ninja Cooking System to sample, but all opinions in this post are absolutely 100% my own!

217 Responses to "Crockpot Tortilla Soup (and a Ninja Slow Cooker Giveaway!)"

  1. Stephanie says:

    My favorite thing to make in a crock pot is pulled pork– I’d probably give it a try in the Ninja!

  2. LisaR. says:

    I would make chilli!! Here in Chicago-land area we need food that sticks to your ribs! Secret ingredient.. shh..a touch of cocoa. : )

  3. Noel says:

    I’d cook chili, perfect for the colder evenings!

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  5. Abby says:

    I’ve seen recipes for baking bread in slow cookers and I have always wanted to try it.

  6. Abby says:

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  7. Maria says:

    I would make a pot of black beans!

  8. Lauren says:

    That soup looks delicious! I would try crock pot lasagne if I wonthis. Thanks for the chance.

  9. Elle says:

    Either beef stew or pulled pork in chipotle sauce. The Ninja sounds amazing. I’d love to not dirty another pan because I need to brown the meat.

  10. Kylie says:

    I would make French classics like boeuf bourguignon and coq au vin. I love the idea of throwing in the food plus a bottle of wine and letting it cook away!

  11. Simply Life says:

    wow! I had never heard about this before! I LOOOOOVE Tortilla soup and it looks like you made the perfect bowl with those tortilla strips and cheese! You just inspired my next meal!

  12. Becca says:

    I have always wanted a slow cooker. Hubby and I work long days sometimes so by the time we get home and cook, dinner isn’t until 9pm. A slow cooker would definitely be nice! I have a pulled pork (carnitas) recipe that I would love to make in it!

  13. jenna says:

    turkey chili definitely – and sounds like i could even do some cornbread in the ninja too!

  14. Etta says:

    I would make a pineapple ham that I have been dying to try but won’t fit in my teeny tiny 2 person crock-pot!

  15. Lucy says:

    I would try to make a crockpot chicken, I hear you ca cook an entire bird in the crockpot! What a great meal to come home to!

  16. Etta says:

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  17. CarolineK says:

    I would totally make some kind of stew. Probably beef stew. I am basically willing winter into existence at this point.

  18. Katie MzT says:

    I would make Italian beef sandwiches. Mmm.

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  21. Sarah L says:

    That looks great! I’d probably make chili first, but that tortilla soup might be perfect for the second meal.

  22. Danielle G says:

    Beef Stew! I have a recipe I have been dying to try out.

  23. Danielle G says:

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  24. I would make chicken stock! It’s perfect to always have on hand, and really good when the weather turns cold.

  25. Tara says:

    I would totally make chili first, now that the evenings are so much cooler.

  26. Sarah says:

    Pulled pork is my favorite slow cooker recipe, hands down. I’m sure it would be delicious in the Ninja!

  27. Sarah says:

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  28. Mary Beth says:

    Since it is getting a little chilly outside.. I would definitely make some chili! It would taste great coming out of a new Ninja!

  29. Emily says:

    I’d make a comforting fall stew!

  30. Ashley says:

    I just made a decent quinoa chicken chili in my not-as-cool-as-the-Ninja slow cooker, but I really want to try the Dr. Pepper pulled pork that everyone on the internet has mentioned.

  31. Ashley says:

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  32. Sarah says:

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  33. LisaE says:

    Sues! Obviously the Tortilla Soup would be the first thing I would make in a new Ninja!
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  34. Pauline says:

    It would be a toss between this tortilla soup or some chilli!!

  35. Kelly says:’s a toss-up between turkey chili or chicken stock.

  36. Kelly says:

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  38. Isabella531 says:

    I am so excited about this post. I’ve made crockpot dinners the past two nights but have been using my mother’s old one that doesn’t have a timer or an off switch. I would definitely make chili as my first recipe although that recipe looks delicious.

  39. Ashley says:

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  40. I want to make slow cooker chicken for tacos

  41. Isabella531 says:

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  42. Ally says:

    I would make chili! Although tortilla soup would probably be up there (:

  43. Maggie says:

    I bookmarked the Obama chili recipe a few weeks ago so I’d make that first!

  44. Jessie C. says:

    I’d make beef stew first

  45. Jessie C. says:

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  46. Maggie says:

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  47. Shannon says:

    i think i’d have to go with some pulled pork πŸ˜‰

  48. Mandy says:

    I would make a whole chicken in the Ninja first. Then I’d use the bones from the chicken to make stock in the slow cooker.

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  51. @tdipps says:

    Probably Pumpkin Soup! or Split Pea! It’s been so long since I made Split Pea!

  52. Rita says:

    I would make chicken-n-dumplins. They are so good as it gets colder.

  53. Rita says:

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  54. Ang says:

    I think I would make PW’s Spicy Dr. Pepper Pulled pork because you have to sear the pork roast first. My biggest gripe with the crockpot too!

  55. samantha says:

    winter is coming….so i’d obviously make white chicken chili. warms you RIGHT up.

  56. Monique says:

    Girl, you know how much I love my slow cooker. This gadget would come in handy for sure!
    Looks like the vessel is removable for wash, right? I would sear the chicken at night and place all the ingredients in the vessel, seal it and refrigerate it the night before. in the morning, i plug the sucker in and start it before i leave for work. Come home to dinner already cooked. πŸ™‚ I have heard about this baby and really really think it would make a great additon to my collection of appliances!

  57. Valerie says:

    WOW! I didn’t even know such a spectacular kitchen appliance even existed! If I got this I would probably attempt a good, hearty chili. And I’m sure my boyfriend would make his famous pulled pork!

  58. Beverly says:

    I would try my hand at roasting a whole chicken in that bad boy.

  59. Hannah says:

    I would make some pulled pork! I have a recipe that I NEED to try and I broke my poor crock pots lid πŸ™

  60. Jamie says:

    I love my slowcooker, and I’m sure I’d use this all the time. I think the first thing I’d try is this soup – it looks awesome, and perfect for a Sunday Funday.

  61. Hannah says:

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  62. Jamie says:

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  63. Hannah says:

    I follow you on twitter! I really want a Ninja crock pot!

  64. Beverly says:

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  65. sweeter salt says:

    looks delish! i love my crock pot, especially in the fall and winter. coming home to dinner cooked (and smelling good) is the best. i would probably make chili – my fave!

  66. sweeter salt says:

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  67. Ang says:

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  68. Jessica says:

    I’d definitely make beef burgundy–it’s one of my favorite things my mom makes and I never do because I don’t have the system!

  69. Renee C. says:

    Yum! I would definitely make a bbq brisket in the new crockpot! Perfect for Fall:)

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  71. Lee says:

    I’d make a big pot of hearty soup to freeze and eat on busy nights this fall!

  72. Ali says:

    The first thing I’d make is a big pot of chili for these chilly days πŸ™‚

  73. Ali says:

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  74. Jessie says:

    Yay! I’m addicted to crockpotting! I’d make pulled pork b/c while it’s not my favorite it’s my fiance’s. πŸ™‚

  75. Marcie says:

    I’d love to make crock pot bbq chicken with roasted potatoes

  76. Marcie says:

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  77. Missy H says:

    My awesom beef stew, it would be so much easier

  78. Shannon says:

    I’m dying to make pulled pork in a crockpot, I’ve heard it’s really easy and delicious!

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  81. Jennifer Miskell says:

    I would make corn beef and cabbage πŸ™‚ My fav!

  82. Courtney Boosk says:

    I would be making some pulled pork, can’t wait to try out the searing feature first though! That is AMAZING!

  83. Jennifer Miskell says:

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  85. Gabi says:

    Chili would be my first meal! Yum Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

  86. Michelle says:

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  87. Michelle says:

    I would make pulled pork! Yummm

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  90. luke says:

    I would make some vegetable soup in this ninja!

  91. Megan says:

    Anything made with wine! πŸ™‚ And homemade applesauce or even apple crisp!

  92. Megan says:

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  93. Lexi says:

    Oh my gosh, this soup sounds amazing! I think I may need to give it a try this weekend! YUM.

    I found a crockpot applesauce recipe that I’ve been dying to try…easy peasy, but sounds so good. I think that would be the first thing I’d make!

  94. Lexi says:

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  96. Courtney Boosk says:

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  98. Leslie says:

    I’d definitely make chili — one of my favorite meals!

  99. Ashley says:

    So I totally saw the infomercial on that crockpot and was like oh I actually WANT that! I have yet to make any crockpot recipes but that chicken tortilla soup is one of my favorites and I want to make it now. So I’d have to make that in it. Clearly. πŸ™‚

  100. Ashley says:

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  102. Tripp says:

    I think I would make a brisket into corned beef.

  103. Tripp says:

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  104. Tripp says:

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  105. Nicole says:

    I’d make three bean turkey chili! Yum!!

  106. Daphne says:

    I’ve been working on a crockpot Paella and the problem with many of the recipes is that the chicken has to be browned first (seems like lots of extra pans and work), but with this slow cooker I bet it would be a breeze! That’s what I would go for first then some apple and pumpkin butters in honor of Fall!

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  108. Jennifer says:

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  110. Kim K says:

    i would make pulled pork, hands down!

  111. Elin says:

    I would love to make some sort of butter, like pear and apple.

  112. Kathleen says:

    I would make Shredded Buffalo Chicken for tacos or salad.

  113. Jim Kottke says:

    I “liked” you on facebook several weeks ago. As for what i’d use the Ninja Slow Cooker for … I’d start with the Crockpot Tortilla Soup of course!

  114. Tasha says:

    Either chili or southwest bean soup with cornmeal dumplings

  115. sharon says:

    I would make a pork loin roast, maybe with some liquid smoke and bar b q sauce for pulled pork sandwiches.

  116. sharon says:

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  117. sharon says:

    I am following you on facebook too! Thank for the giveaway, this machine looks very very handy.

  118. Heather says:

    I want to try baked potatoes in the crockpot. Sounds crazy but I heard it is close to oven baked!

  119. Julie Ryan says:

    I’d make some chili! I hate having to brown the meat in a separate pan and then add it to the slow cooker. This is awesome.

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  122. Kathleen says:

    I live in North Carolina – it’d have to be slow cooker pulled pork πŸ™‚

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  125. Julia says:

    Now that is a slow cooker if I have seen one! I would make a nice big pot of pasta sauce in my Ninja!

  126. Heather Halonie says:

    I think I’d try a beef stroganoff–searing the beef in the pan and then letting it simmer to make it tender…yum!!

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  128. Julia says:

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  130. Kate says:

    I have always been incredibly skeptical of slow cookers. Soups were one of my biggest failures when I first started cooking and my roommate’s crock pot is enormous, taking up the entire counter for hours and hours at a time for cream of whatever chicken. But a slow cooker that I can BAKE with? I think it would be tied between trying my hand at lentil sloppy joes and cupcakes. I’d feel a lot better about eating 3 caramel mocha cupcakes in a day if they had 1/2 the butter.

  131. Scott W says:

    Probably a corned beef. My current slow cooker is only a 3 quart and I have to cut one up to cook it in there.

  132. Scott W says:

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  133. Deanna says:

    pulled pork HANDS DOWN – don’t have a slow cooker right now and am dyingg for some deliciousness

  134. Kathy says:

    I would love to try the mussels!

  135. Joanne says:

    I used to have a slow cooker and let’s just say it did NOT have anywhere near this much functionality! The Ninja sounds amazing!! As does that soup. Swoon. Majorly.

  136. Monica says:

    I love tortilla soup. Yours looks delicious. I would definitely make that first!

  137. jessica says:

    I have a slow cooker bourbon pulled pork recipe just waiting to be made, it would definitely be 1st in the line up!

  138. Jill says:

    Now that it’s football season, I would be the hit of the tailgate with some pulled chicken bbq sliders. Yum! The ninja looks awesome!

  139. Gia Grossman says:

    Best appliance ever?!? I can only dream of the chili I’d be cooking up in that bad boy. But I think it’s really cool you can bake in it too. Never knew you could bake cake in a pot!

  140. Kimberly says:

    I would like to try shredded barbecue chicken.

  141. Elis B. says:

    Roasted chicken first thing I will cook.

  142. Elis B. says:

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  144. JessicaCRB says:

    I would have to make my staple of chili to test it out…and then we’ll try its magic-ninja-ness.

    And of course…I already follow you on Twitter b/c that’s how I found this!

  145. Cheryl says:

    I would make short ribs!!

  146. Ellen Renee says:

    What a neat little invention! Never heard of it before. Your soup looks very tasty. I would make a pot of pulled pork or chicken and dumplings.

  147. Matthew says:

    I’ve heard you can make a cobbler in a crock pit, would love to try that first.

  148. Audrey B. says:

    I’d cook ravioli lasagna. Or the tortilla soup recipe you just posted, it sounds scrumptious.

  149. Dani says:

    Pork green chili with lots of veggie from my CSA!

  150. Dani says:

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  151. Andrea says:

    I would probably make a pot roast.

  152. Andrea says:

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  153. Jillian S. says:

    Your tortilla soup recipe looks delicious! I would probably make chicken and dumplings if I won a Ninja slow cooker. Or something with pumpkin. ‘Tis the season…

  154. Jillian S. says:

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  155. Bill says:

    I’d try a dessert, like a crisp or cobbler, heard they are easy in the crockpot!

  156. Bill says:

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  157. Eve says:

    Id make Chili con carne

  158. Eve says:

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  160. Andreea says:

    chili or pulled pork or carnitas πŸ™‚

  161. Staci A says:

    I’d make pulled tacos or chili.

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  164. Kristin says:

    Oh! I just looked at the Ninja slowcooker this week. My crockpot died and I need a new one. I would LOVE the Ninja!
    I make a good white chili recipe (but haven’t since my crockpot died). That’s what I would make first. πŸ™‚

  165. Kristin says:

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  166. Amy G says:

    I recently saw a recipe for apple chili that I would love to try!

  167. Anita says:

    I would LOVE to own a Ninja slow-cooker! It is the one kitchen gadget I have coveted but do not own yet. I would also love to make your Tortilla Soup as the first recipe. Looks wonderful and Ninja-easy!

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  168. Michelle L. says:

    I would make beef stew!

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  170. Elizabeth says:

    I would make chili since I could brown the ground beef in without dirtying another dish.

  171. Elizabeth says:

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  172. Denise says:

    I would make Balsamic Beef Roast with onions and garlic YUMMY

  173. Ilene says:

    I’d make some beef stew!!!

  174. Jammie says:

    I would make chicken and dumplings. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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  179. MB says:

    I would make chili, perfect for a cold winter night!

  180. Lisa Brown says:

    I would make chicken and potatoes
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  181. Shannon says:

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  183. Shannon says:

    I’d make pulled pork or chicken in the ninja — our current crock pot does the job but I love that the ninja sears meat, that’s my most dreaded step when perusing crock-pot recipes (that I have to dirty a pan to brown meat first). Can’t wait to hear about the mussels!

  184. Courtney Tucker says:

    I have been craving Minced Beef and Dumplings lately so would love for it to be the first thing I cook in the Crock!

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  187. Amy Z. says:

    I’d make some bbq ribs!

  188. susitravl says:

    Chicken Tacos or Pork Carnitas….hard to decide!

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  190. jeff says:

    i love my ninja blender i can only imagine how good this crock pot is. first thing i’m going to be making in it is a big batch of seitan.

  191. jeff says:

    i follow you on twitter

  192. jeff says:

    i like you on facebook

  193. michelle says:

    rootbeer pulled pork

  194. Kevin says:

    I have been interested in how well the Ninja cooker really works from an independent source. When I get one, I would first either do a pork roast or chicken, carrots, celery & broth (I’m pretty simple when cooking).

  195. Karen says:

    My favorite is the Taco Soup, but since this bad boy does so much I would have to try a big roast with potatoes, carrots and onions. I am dying to try the browning, and then cooking, and then making a gravy ALL IN ONE POT!!! Otherwise, pulled pork for pork tacos and BBQ would be the bomb!

  196. Julie says:

    I would make beef stew

  197. Julie says:

    like u on fb Julie A Scott Laws

  198. Elizabeth says:

    My mom makes the most amazing cheddar chowder. She makes it on the stove, but I’d like to see if I could figure out a way to make in a crockpot. I can’t think of a more delicious meal to having waiting for me at home after work!

  199. Judith says:

    I like you on Facebook already!

  200. Judith says:

    I would make slow cooker meatballs. Very into Italian food lately!

  201. Judith says:

    I also follow you on Twitter already! Great giveaway!

  202. i would make pulled chicken. ninja seems like a crockpot on steroids. love it!

  203. i follow you on twitter too

  204. Maryann says:

    I would definitely make Gumbo.

  205. Megan says:

    The first thing I’d make is some awesome mushroom soup!

  206. Megan says:

    Following on Twitter @megans_madness

  207. Megan says:

    Following on FB.

  208. Amber L says:

    Thats a hard on because now the the weather is cooling bown I would want to make a slow cooked beef stew or slow cooked chilly

  209. Amber L says:

    Thats a hard on because now the the weather is cooling bown I would want to make a slow cooked beef stew or slow cooked chilli

  210. Jenn says:

    I’d bake my little heart out with that thing…cupcakes, pumpkin bread, & a pumpkin English muffin recipe I’ve been meaning to try.

  211. Taylor says:

    Hi! I read through and am hoping I didnt just miss it but how long do you leave the soup on for after you put the chicken back in?

  212. Sues says:

    @Taylor- Not long! You just need to stir it in and make sure it’s hot. I just looked back at the original recipe from Ninja and it says, “Using 2 forks, shred chicken, Return chicken to pot and stir. Top soup with tortillas before serving.” I hope that helps!

  213. Kelly says:

    I would make Shrimp Taco Soup! Pick me, pick me!

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