Saigon Nacho Soup

Serves 8-10

1lb ground chicken, cooked and drained of fat
1C  yellow onion, chopped
1C green bell pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup of Bellisari’s Saigon Street Sauce
1 jalapeño, seeds removed and diced
15oz corn, drained
15oz black beans, drained and rinsed well
15oz petite diced tomatoes, drained
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
3 1/2C chicken or beef broth
8oz cheddar cheese, shredded
1C heavy cream
3-4Tb all purpose flour
Avocado slices for garnish

To the bowl of a 5-6 quart slow cooker, add cooked beef, vegetables, beans, Bellisari’s Saigon Street Sauce, seasonings and broth. Stir gently to combine. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.
When 4 hours is up, stir in shredded cheese. Whisk together flour and heavy cream until smooth. Pour into slow cooker, stir to combine. Cover and continue cooking for an additional 30 minutes.
Garnish with avocado slices, and serve with tortilla chips.  

*Ground beef or turkey may be substituted for chicken  *1 1/2 - 2Tb cornstarch may be substituted for flour for a gluten free option