Friday, November 8, 2013

Fun Food Friday- Taco Soup

It's cold over here in West Michigan.  The leaves have fallen, we don't see the sun everyday which tells me two things.  Number one, winter is on its way which makes me very sad.  Number two, it's time to make soup, which makes me happy (not as happy as if say I was on a plane to somewhere warm, but happy enough :)).  Steve's aunt brought us this soup after the twins were born and it was just so good I had to get the recipe.  I love it because it's super easy to make, incredibly delicious, and freezes great (3 very important criteria for me).  So if you're feeling a little sad because it's getting cold out (I know some of you have even had a few inches of snow on the ground), try this soup.  It won't make it any warmer outside, but hopefully it will brighten your day for a few minutes. :)
Ingredients:  Ground Beef, Taco Seasoning, Ranch Dressing Mix, Diced Tomatoes (2 big cans), Pinto Beans (2 cans), Rotel, Creamed Corn, Kidney Beans, Fritos (I also put shredded cheese and sour cream on top, just forgot to put them in the picture :))

Brown the ground beef

Drain the beef and return to the pot

Add 1/4 cup taco seasoning (or one packet)

A packet of ranch dressing mix

Stir it around to coat the meat

Here comes all the cans: 2 cans of diced tomatoes (I recommend petite)

1 can of kidney beans

One can of creamed corn...

One can of Rotel

and 2 cans of pinto beans

Stir it all together

Bring it to a boil and then simmer for about 30 minutes.  You can also put it in a crock pot and let it heat for a while in there.  
When you're ready to eat it place it in a bowl
Then top it with some shredded cheese...

Sour cream...

And Fritos

And there you go, happiness in a bowl :)
Taco Soup
2 pounds ground beef
1 packet taco seasoning (1/4 cup)
1 packet ranch seasoning
2 (large) cans diced tomatoes (I use petite)
2 cans pinto beans
1 can Rotel
1 can Creamed Corn
1 can Kidney Beans
Toppings: Fritos, shredded cheese, sour cream
Brown the beef, drain.  Add the taco seasoning and ranch seasoning to the beef, stir to coat the meat.  Add remaining ingredients.  Stir until all combined.  Bring to a boil, then simmer for about 30 minutes (until the beans are nice and soft).  You can also cook in a crock pot.  Top with desired toppings.

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