Personal Favorite!

It’s cool and rainy here today, despite it being April, and this type of weather makes me think of cold nights and great comfort food. One of our favorites is Taco Soup, which I’m preparing for supper tonight. I thought I’d share the recipe with you. It’s a great, slow cook meal and perfect cool days.

Taco Soup
2 lbs. Ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cans Mexican style tomatoes (Ro-Tel) chopped (you want hot chilies in the tomatoes!)
1 (15oz.) can pinto beans with jalapeno pepper
1 (15oz.) can pinto beans (plain)
1 can Ranch style beans
1 (16oz.) can whole kernel corn
1 tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Pepper
1 (1oz.) pkg. Ranch dressing mix
1 (1 ¼ oz.) pkg. Taco seasoning mix

Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Tortilla Chips
Sour cream

In a large skillet, brown beef and onions; drain excess fat. Add all other ingredients (*Do not drain any of the cans. You’ll need the juices for the soup) except cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.

Top soup bowls off with cheese and sour cream and serve with tortilla chips.

Serves 10. This soup can be frozen for later.

Personal notes: In this part of the country it’s hard to find pinto with jalapeno peppers so, I just use regular canned pinots for that as well. Also, I prepare this is a slow cooker instead of on the stove. I brown my beef and onions and throw everything into the crock-pot and let it cook all day on low. Enjoy!

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About Lily Graison

Lily Graison is a USA TODAY bestselling author of historical western romances. She also writes a variety of genres under the name L. R. Grasion. Most all of her stories lean heavily to the spicy side with strong female leads and heroes who tend to always get what they want. She writes full time and lives in Hickory, NC with her husband and a house full of Yorkies

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