Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Taco Soup

This is an easy, filling soup perfect for chilly weather. It's made from ingredients that are pantry staples so you shouldn't have to go to the store. I usually don't use the meat that is listed as optional. The beans are plenty of protein. Thanks to http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/02/original-taco-soup-crockpot-recipe.html for the recipe.

2 cans of kindey beans
2 cans of pinto beans
2 cans of corn
1 large can of diced tomatoes
1 can tomatoes and chiles
1 packet taco seasoning (if you are gluten free, stick to McCormick)
1 packet ranch dressing mix (make sure there isn't hidden gluten, I went with Hidden Valley)
1 lb browned ground turkey or hamburger (optional.)
shredded cheese and sour cream for embellishment

Get Cookin'

Put the meat in the crockpot if you're using it. Sprinkle the seasoning packets on top. Drain and rinse the beans, add the entire contents of the tomato and corn cans. Sir.

Cook on high for 8-10 hours.

The longer it cooks the better. Stir well, serve with a handful of shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream.