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March 4, 2007

Easy Peasy Taco Soup

This is a very easy recipe - many folks have their own version of it. It's easy because other than browning some meat and a bit of onion together and then draining, the only work involved is opening cans and packages and then emptying everything UN-drained into a slow cooker to slow simmer all day! Thus, I sometimes call my version "Dump Soup!" The can sizes are all "normal" sized cans (e.g., not small or individual serving sized, nor large economy sized).

2 pounds lean ground beef
1 large chopped onion
4 oz can diced green chilis (I dice the contents up even finer than it comes)
2 cans corn (remember: DO NOT drain anything!)
4 cans stewed tomatoes (or any combination of diced/stewed/whole canned tomatoes you have on hand equalling 4 cans - I don't often have 4 cans stewed, but can mix & match enough to come up with the equivalent without having to run to the store!)
1 can pinto beans (or black beans, or white beans - whatever will work in this "Southwest" dish!)
1 can kidney beans
1 packet taco seasoning mix
1 packet ranch dressing and/or dip mix
2-3 cups liquid (can be broth, water -- or my favorite -- beer!)

Brown the ground beef and the chopped onion together in a large skillet. Drain. Put meat and onions into a large crock pot (slow cooker). Then just start opening cans and packets and start dumping all into the crock pot! I usually stir after each addition. Then put the lid on, turn on low, and at the end of the day (or a couple hours) voila: Taco Soup!!


The Phosgene Kid said...

Sounds great! If you want to ramp it up a bit, check out the freezer section at the market - they have frozen green or red chili peppers in a plastic carton, it is a ground up and you have to scrape the stuff off of the top, kind of like a hot pepper Granita. Add that to your soup as a remedy for colds.

Daily new!!! said...

Great recipe, could we publish it on our
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Eternally Curious said...

Welcome Daily New! Feel free to publish this recipe, but thank you very much for asking first! Of course we'd love to see a recipe here from you too! Fair is fair after all! The top post has all the submittal details you'll need - when you're ready! (^_^)