Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Slow Cooker Taco Soup

We were getting tired of our classic chili dinner. So I looked online for alternatives to chili - What I found was Taco Soup ( in a crock pot nonetheless). This is the recipe I made from allrecipes.com .  I made a few modifications and here are the results: 

Recipe for Taco Soup 
servings: 8 
cooking time: 8 hrs 

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (16 ounce) can chili beans, with liquid
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans with liquid
  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, with liquid
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cups water
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans peeled and diced tomatoes ( rRotels is what I used) 
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chile peppers
  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 1/2 package dry ranch dressing mix

Fixings - you can use what you have but this is what I used
Sour Cream, Cheddar, Tortilla Strips, Green Onions, Avocados 

(Bill waiting for dinner - shotgunning San Pellegrino) 

1. Plug the crock pot in to med-low setting.  

2. Cook ground beef just as the taco seasoning mix packet directs. when fully cook add to crock pot.

3. Put onion, beans, corn, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, chile peppers, ranch mix into crock pot

4. give soup a quick stir and let simmer.  

(I put the crock on high and it was ready in 3 hrs - If you need it sooner) 

Put your choice of "taco" fixings onto of your taco soup.  Enjoy! 

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