Cloudy with a Chance of Soup

This is soup weather, my friends! One of our favorite cold-weather meals is taco soup. It’s super easy and absolutely delicious! 

You will need: 

Cans

1 pound ground beef 
1 can Rotel tomatoes (as you can see, I use generic) 
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can Mexicorn
1 can beans (sometimes I use black beans, sometimes I use pinto beans, sometimes I use both) 
1 packet of dry Ranch dressing
1 packet of taco seasoning

Meat
  • Brown the ground meat and drain
  • Mix in both dry packets (they will get a little pasty; it’s much easier to break the paste down than to dissolve all the clumps once it’s got liquid)
  • Pour all the canned items into the beef mixture (do not drain the cans) 
Soup
  • Add water, if needed; the liquid just about cover all the ingredients
  • Cover and simmer until ready to serve
  • Garnish with chips, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, or anything else that floats your boat!
This soup can also be made in the crock pot; brown the meat, put it in the crock pot, add the rest, and go about your day.

It yields enough for Mr. Gray and I to eat for a couple of days. It does freeze well, though, so that’s an option, too.

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