Friday, February 15, 2013
Soup is Good Food - Taco Soup
Several years ago I came across this Taco Soup recipe from Weight Watchers. What I liked about it besides the great taste and low calories was that it was a great pantry cleaning recipe.
Several coworkers have been eating this soup the last couple of weeks; so I decided to make it for me and Hubby.
Here's the original recipe along with my variations in brackets.
1 lb ground turkey or chicken and even beef [I usually use beef]
1 large onion (chopped)
1 (1 1/4 ounce) package hidden valley ranch dressing mix
1 (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans [sometimes black beans]
1 (15 ounce) can hot chili beans [don't always use these and just another type of bean]
1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn
1 (15 ounce) can stewed tomatoes (Mexican flavor) [I always use a 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes]
1 (15 ounce) can stewed tomatoes (any flavor) [and small can of diced peppers]
1. Brown the meat and onions and drain.
2. Mix ranch dressing mix and taco seasoning mix into the meat.
3. Without draining, add all other ingredients. [now I do rinse on my beans to eliminate gas built up]
4. Simmer 1 hour.