Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Taco Soup

This recipe is from my little sister, who I think got it from a friend of hers, so I'll just continue to pass it along. I've changed it a bit from hers, but not too much. It's the simplest and yummiest soup in the world.

1 lb. hamburger meat
1 small onion, chopped
1 can corn
1 can chopped tomatoes
1 can black beans
1 can pinto beans
jalapenos to taste
1 packet taco seasoning
1 packet ranch seasoning

(2 notes, first you can use other types of beans, I've made it with kidney beans when I couldn't find pinto beans here in Oz, still tastes delicious and you can also skip the ranch seasoning if you're having trouble finding it, again impossible to find here in Oz and still rather delicious without it)

For garnish:
shredded cheese
sour cream
tortilla chips

Brown the meat and the onion in a large pot then add the rest of the ingredients. DO NOT DRAIN canned veggies, leave everything in, just throw it in the pot. Bring to boil then lower to simmer and cover for as long as you want ;-) Cook it for at least an hour, but you can slow cook it in a crockpot and leave it on there all day as well.

Then when it's time to serve add cheese, a dollop of sour cream and crushed tortilla chips.

Feeds 6-8


Plus there's enough leftovers for several days if you're just cooking for 2 people like I am.



  1. That's so cool! I have a recipe almost exactly the same that I make in the crockpot, but I leave out a lot of the liquid and make it taco chili. its cheap and easy and shows up at our house probably once a week. :-)

  2. Sounds wonderful! Can't wait to try it!! I stock up on ranch packets and dried black beans when I go back to the US, so thankfully I have those on hand! Might make it this weekend!