Are there chile roasting vendors all over your town yet? They are at all of the farmer's markets here in Colorado! I'm kind of a wuss when it comes to spicy stuff, so I make sure to taste test green chiles before I buy them - only the mild ones for me. I first tried this soup at one of our favorite restaurants up in the Rocky Mountains and I was instantly hooked. I've adapted it to make it Thrive friendly - which means you get to skip the 30 minute prep time!
1 Quart Sized Bag of Green Chiles, stems and seeds removed (about 1 1/2c)
1/2c Thrive Chopped Onions
2c Thrive Potato Dices or Potato Chunks
1c Thrive Small White Navy Beans
1c Thrive Freeze Dried Ground Beef or Chicken (optional)
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced (or 1t garlic powder)
2t Thrive Chicken Bouillon
1t Ground Cumin
Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and mix well. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Taste and adjust seasonings before serving.
* If fresh roasted green chiles aren't available, you can substitute canned green chiles.