Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Taco Soup

Taco Soup is a wonderful, healthy meal that is filling and fast cooking.
Ingredients:
1 lbs. Ground Beef, 90 or 95% lean
1 can of corn
2 cans of seasoned chilli beans**
1 can of petite diced tomatoes
1 can of petite diced tomatoes with chilies
1 package of taco mix
1 package of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix
*optional - 1 cup of onions or scallions.
**Try substituting other types of beans such as black beans or kidney beans.
Brown meat in frying pan and drain. With 95% lean meat, add a tablespoon of olive oil.
Pour all 5 cans of ingredients into a large pot, do not drain these. It doesn't get easier than this. Add in the ground beef and stir in your two mixes. Bring to a simmer.
Garnish with matchstick carrots, taco cheese, and sour cream. Add Franks Hot Sauce or Tabasco to kick it up a notch. You can also add any fresh, cold veggies on hand.
Leftovers can be served cold, over a classic iceberg lettuce salad, fresh veggies or tortilla chips. Personally, I like it cold over lettuce with fresh tomatoes, garbanzo beans and broccoli. Excellent for any season.