Sunday, March 9, 2008
Maranda's Taco Soup/Salad
Our daughter Maranda came over and brought this soup Saturday night to share with us. It was so good. She also brought avocados and made guacamole. We really enjoyed her visit. We watched some home movies and enjoyed this soup together.
2 pounds ground beef ( We use ground turkey)
2 (15 1/2-ounce) cans pinto beans
1 (15 1/2-ounce) can kidney beans
1 (15 1/4-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can rotel tomatoes with chiles
1 (1-ounce) package ranch salad dressing mix
1 package of taco seasoning mix
Sour cream, for garnish
Grated cheese for garnish
Brown the ground beef or turkey; drain the excess fat, then transfer the browned meat to a slow cooker or a stockpot. Add the beans, corn, tomatoes, taco seasoning mix and ranch dressing mix, and cook in a slow cooker on low for 6 to 8 hours or simmer over low heat for about 1 hour in a pot on the stove. To serve, place a few corn chips in each bowl and ladle soup over them or serve like a taco salad. Top with sour cream & cheese & guacamole.
I have never made this, but it was great. Maranda said it is so simple to make. We enjoyed the leftovers tonight. It was so delicious! Thank you Maranda!