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Monday, October 8, 2012

Taco Soup Recipe

Good morning, everyone!  Around this time every year, I get requests for my taco soup receipe, so here it is, for your eating pleasure!

"Bon Appetit"

I just love fall and all that goes with it. The cool crisp air, the colors, the smells, the activities.....EVERYTHING! But I think what I love the most about the cool weather seasons is the food....soup in particular. :> ) The crockpots come out in full force and the aroma of my house during the day while dinner is cooking itself is AMAZING!

I have been making taco soup now for over a year and everyone that eats it LOVES it and doesn't go away hungry. I normally make it in on the stove, but today I used my best friend (my crockpot) to make it!

For this recipe you will need:

1 lb ground beef or ground turkey
1 large onion, chopped
2 cans diced tomatoes (I used 1 large can)
2 cans navy beans, drained (I used one navy and 1 black)
1 can pinto beans, drained (or you can substitute for another
navy or black bean)
1 can corn, drained
1 can chicken broth (I am using the low sodium kind)
1 pkg Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
1 pkg taco seasoning (I use my homemade seasoning mix)

Brown meat and onion, drain. Add your diced tomatoes, all of the beans, corn, and chicken broth and stir.

Add the Hidden Valley Ranch dressing packet, stir

Add the taco seasoning packet, stir

Cover and cook on low for approximately 3-4 hours. I put mine on this morning about 11:00. My house smells amazing and if Skippy is going to be late for dinner, it's no problem.....I'll just turn it to warm!




Anonymous said...

Hello Laura,

It is so nice to "SEE" you!

I really like the way you put photos of each step. I am a photo kind of cook and prefer cookbooks with photos of everything, especially if the recipe is something I have never had.

This soup looks easy as well as delicious... That is my favorite combination.


Debbie said...

Yummmm...I can smell this. I will definitely be trying it. I bet you could do this with shredded chicken too and it would be good. Oh, and and top with melted cheese...haha. I better stop. Enjoy your day!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I want some now! Sounds delicious.

Just Be Real said...

Well, it certainly sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing Laura.