This recipe originated from the one and only Paula Deen, who has long been one of my idols. The recipe I started with is found here. As you can see, Paula is an amazing southern cook who has lots of people willing to come over and eat with her. I have no need for a soup with two pounds of hamburger, so I adjusted it to fit my single don't wanna get as wide as a house girl needs.
Crock Pot Taco Soup*
- 1 lb hamburger (I use variations of fat...the 93:7 ratio works out fine, I usually just go with what my grocery store has on stock/what's cheapest)
- 1 can kidney beans (drained)
- 1 can corn (drained)
- 2 cans diced tomatos with chilis
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 1 packet ranch mix
- 1/2 can water (eyeball to see how much moisture you need--you don't want your soup to dry out!)
Brown the hamburger and drain the grease. Put hamburger and the rest of the ingredients in the crock pot and cook on low for 6 hours. That's it.
*My nice friend says it's taco chili because it's a heartier soup, but whatever. Paula calls it soup so I call it soup, too.
This soup is one of my favorite meals. I sometimes top it with cheese or tortilla chips depending on my mood. I also used it for filling to make stuffed peppers once and it turned out to be really tasty.
|I get that the picture does not look all that appealing. I promise it's delish.|
Happy Friday!!! :-)