Thursday, October 8, 2009

Love to Cook Thursdays - Taco Soup by Terri

This week our challenge was to share a favorite soup recipe.  When I asked Jerry what he would like me to fix he immediately chose Taco Soup.  I decided to make enough to share with Mom and Dad.  I waited until Wednesday to fix the soup and luck would have it, Wednesday was perfect cold, rainy soup weather.  I am sharing my basic recipe but feel free to use your favorite tomatoes and beans.  This is the first time I have added hominy to this recipe and it really added a nice touch. I hope several of you will join us each Thursday and share your favorite recipes.  Just click on the Love to Cook Thursday button and follow Kipi's directions.  This is a great way to share your recipes with your friends.  

Taco Soup
From the Kitchen of: Terri Fonville
Serves: 8

1 1/2 - 2 lbs. lean ground beef, browned
1 large chopped onion
1 Tablespoon Chili powder
1 pkg. taco seasoning (mild or hot - your choice)
1 pkg. Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix (I prefer the low sodium recipe)
2 cans Ranch Style Chili Beans
1 can Ranch Style Pinto Beans with Jalapeños
1 can Fire Roasted Tomatoes
1 can Fire Roasted Tomatoes with garlic
1 can Fire Roasted Tomatoes with chili peppers
1 can Mexicorn
1 can Hominy
2 cups Beef Broth
1 banana pepper, chopped
3-4 small yellow & or orange chili peppers, chopped

Chop onions, set aside.

Brown lean ground beef.  Add chopped onions. Cook until tender.

Add chopped peppers. Cook until tender. Dump into bottom of 6 Qt. Crock Pot.

Add tomatoes, corn & hominy. Add beef broth, chili & Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix. Stir gently.

Cook on low 6-8 hours or on high about 3 hours.

Place a scoop of freetos in bottom of bowl and pour soup on top.

Top with grated cheese, sour cream and chives.
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1 comment:

Kipi said...

Taco soup is probably my favorite go-to quick meal in the fall. Our recipes are pretty similar. I love to use fritos, but sometimes I will make cornbread and use it instead...just depends on my mood. ;)

Thanks for posting!