Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Taco Soup

Yes, I changed the background...again! That last one, after Christmas, was just too busy for me. Hopefully this one will last for a bit. I so appreciate everyone's kind words and thoughts for my quick recovery. I am definitely feeling better - well, actually. Thank you so much. I've actually had more energy than I thought I would and have finished putting the Christmas things - and all the snowman - away for another year. It feels good to have the house "back in shape"!

Today, I did some subbing in the library back at the kid's school and even treated myself to some antique browsing this afternoon....ALWAYS good medicine. Tonight for dinner, I put together a soup I found on Amy's blog (if you haven't visited her blog, she has a wonderful story going about her little boy's liver transplant) under a comment section awhile back. For the next couple weeks, I am trying some new recipes to try and update my menu lists abit. This soup was TOO easy and served up great with grilled cheese sandwiches. This is a direct copy from the blog..I did drain the can of corn but not the beans and I added a little bit more tomato juice - mine was a bit thick. I love her last comment about the Fritos...cute.

2 lbs. ground beef
1 can kidney beans
1 can pinto beans
1 can shoepeg corn
1 can rotel
1 can petite diced tomatoes
1 can (coke can size) tomato juice
1 envelope taco seasoning
1 envelope ranch dressing mix
Do not drain any cans....just open them all, dump in a crock pot, and simmer all day. This is really meaty and good. We like it with Fritos and shredded cheese....because we're health nuts! :)


  1. THAT sounds really yummy! It's supposed to cool off here in Georgia tomorrow, and I think I have most everything needed, so thanks for planning dinner for me! Love your blog...

  2. Sounds yummy! I will definitely be trying this one this week! It does sound very easy to make! Thanks!

  3. I make this all the time, though it's a tad different than your recipe...doesn't call for the Ranch dressing mix. I'll have to try that for sure!

  4. Love the new background. We have taco soup a lot and we love it!