Sunday, October 12, 2008

Taco Soup

One of my many reasons for loving the Autumn season is that I get to dust my crock-pots off and put them back to work after months of resting in storage. There's nothing more pleasing than to arrive home from church on Sunday and smell the aroma of dinner cooking away. Isn't it great to know that dinner will be ready in the evening without any more preparation responsibility from you? I LOVE my crock-pots!! This soup recipe is another simple one and is thrown together in just minutes. We first tried this soup at our small group from church and I knew immediately that I would ask for the recipe and would be preparing this over and over for our family. It's a great combination of ground beef, tomatoes and beans and topped with sour cream and cheddar cheese it tastes similar to a taco. I serve Frito's Scoops alongside for an added crunch. Who wouldn't love that combination?

Taco Soup

2 pounds ground beef-browned
2 cans black beans
2 cans Rotel tomatoes (I use the mild-the original is too spicy for the kids)
2 cans whole kernal corn
2 packages Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing
1 package taco seasoning (I use half of the packet to make it less spicy)

Place all ingredients in a crock-pot and stir to mix. Cook on low 5-6 hours. Serve with sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and corn chip.

Source: My wonderful friend Lori Roberts


Meg said...

I love taco soup! It seems everyone had their own version! Your looks amazing!

Cathy said...

This sounds delicious and is so easy to put together. I bet it smells wonderful as it simmers away.

Denise Clarke said...

Sounds tasty, quick and easy! I love meals like that.


Any Little Reason said...

I rely heavily on my crock pots - that soup looks so comforting!

Pam said...

Just finished glazing the Pumpkin Bread. My husband and I had a piece for afternoon snack and it was AWESOME. Our tastebuds just watered. It was nice and moist. Looking forward to sharing my comments about the stromboli we are having for dinner tonight.

Julie said...

I love taco soup, but I've never thought of making it in the crock pot. sounds great!

Stephanie said...

This looks so delicious! I love your blog header, it's so warm and autumn-y!

Mandy said...

Thank you for posting this, I was reminded of a taco soup recipe that I used to make every year. I need to dig it out this weekend. The recipe I use calls for more fresh veggies like chopped celery. Hmm...I really have to find it.
Your blog is great, I will definitely be back!

.Keli. said...

This is one of our family's favorites but we add several other ingredients. : ) Love it!