Thankfully (well, for me at least!), this winter has been super mild in Texas. We have had a few cold spells, but nothing that has lasted too long. My hubby made our favorite soups-chicken and dumplings, gumbo, chili. But it didn't stay cold long enough to make taco soup. I'll admit it-soup is probably the only reason I like cold weather. And I was a little disappointed that I didn't have a chance to eat taco soup-not that you would hear me complain about it.
Enter Spring Break. Yes, Spring Break has started-and now it decides to get down to
I decided that I would make it in the crock pot today-that way I could smell it all day long, just waiting for me to dig in-without having to keep a close eye on it since I will probably be in and out much of the day.
I started off with a pound of ground beef...
...and an onion.
I fried up the ground beef...
...and chopped the onion.
I normally would throw the onion in with the ground beef, but I figured that since it would be simmering all day long, I would just skip that step, and throw it straight in the crock pot.
I drained and rinsed the ground beef...look at that steam!
Then I added it to the top of the onions.
Next I sprinkled on some taco seasoning which I had made a while back...
Yum! It is starting to smell good!
Next I opened a can of kidney beans, and drained some of the liquid just off the top...
...and added it to the crock pot.
I drained a can of black beans just a little like I did the others...
...and added it on top.
I did a can of corn the same way.
Talk about a simple recipe coming together!
We had some leftover tomato sauce in the fridge, so I dumped that in (probably about the equivalent of a 28 ounce can).
And then 2 cans of diced tomatoes (these I did not drain)...
There it is! That simple!
I stirred it all up and set it on low.
After a few hours, all I had to do was add some tortilla chips to a bowl, cover them in soup, and add some shredded cheese. Yum! Good enough to eat!