Saturday, January 29, 2011

Taco Soup

What's better than hot soup and yummy bread on a cold day in MI?  Mmmm!  Actually, sitting poolside on an 85 degree day with an icy cold drink, but hey, I'm thankful for seasons.

This is again from our best bites.  

1 lb.  lean ground beef 
1 onion, chopped
4-5 cloves garlic, minced
1 1.25-oz. packet taco seasoning (about 1/4 c.)
3 c. water, divided
2 28-oz. cans diced tomatoes
1 15-oz. can tomato sauce
2 15-oz. cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained or if you used dried, it will take about 1 1/2 cups dried beans.  when you soak and cook them you should have the right amount
1 can corn, drained (or frozen)

Pico de Gallo, light sour cream, shredded cheese, crushed tortilla chips, tortilla strips, guacamole, etc.

Heat a large soup pot over medium. When ready, brown the ground beef with the onion and garlic. When almost brown, add the taco seasoning and 1 c. water. Add the remaining ingredients, including the remaining 2 c. water, bring to a medium boil, then, cover and reduce heat. Simmer for at least 15 minutes. Serve with desired toppings. Makes 10 12-oz. servings.
Slow Cooker Instructions: After browning the meat, place all the ingredients into a slow cooker and cook on low for about 6-8 hours.

1 comment:

  1. This looks yummy. Im going to try this out tonight for dinner...;)