*This is an all time favorite of mine; it’s easy, quick, good enough to serve to guests, and most of the ingredients can be kept in your food storage. It’s also great to make a double batch because it freezes well.
I lb Ground Beef, browned and drained
(for vegetarian style I substitute a can of black
beans, drained and rinsed)
1 medium yellow onion, chopped and sautéed
1 pkg. Mild taco seasoning mix
(you’ll just have to try ‘em all and decide which
one you like best. The Taco Bell brand is a
good one to start with because its very mild
and the best for small children).
1 16 oz. Can whole kernel corn undrained
1 16oz. Can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 28 oz. Can stewed tomatoes (I break the tomatoes up a bit)
1 8 oz. Can tomato sauce
Salt and pepper to taste. Simmer all together in large pot for 30 min, stirring occasionally.
Now you have a healthy, fairly low calorie, rib stickin' soup that will please the whole family*. BUT, if you are like me and decided not to make any "eat healthier" or "loose 15 pounds" kind of resolutions then feel free to take this soup from rib-stickin' to RIB-ROCKIN'. To do this you now cover all that warm goodness with a big dollop of cool sour cream, shredded cheese, and Fritos brand corn chips. Mmmmmmmm
When a recipe says "will please the whole family" I always laugh and think, "They don't know my family." Here are the reviews from my family:
DSSH: Mmmm, I love your taco soup. We get seconds, right?
Cookie: I'll take 2 scoops. I love your taco soup, mom.
Pablo: Pass the chips. What do I have to eat out of the soup? Do I have to eat ALL the corn?
Monster Man: I want two scoops too!!! later... I can't eat the corn, it has red stuff on it.