Hello happy Tuesday! Today I am going to share with you the easiest soup recipe you have ever made. It has finally gotten cold and stayed cold for at least two consecutive nights in Florida so it was time to break out the taco soup recipe. Are you ready for how incredibly easy it is? Trust me I have forwarded this recipe to about 10 people and all have raved about it.
First take out your crock pot from 1991….make sure it has two settings….low and high. Oh wait your crock pot has digital settings….you’re on your own for that one ;-)
Try not to think of Saved By the Bell references while you’re at it…..side note how much did you want to be in the Hot Fudge Sundaes? Those were like my favorite episodes ever!
Then you need to find a pan to brown the meat in. In my case since I have absolutely no storage in my kitchen I have to store my pans in my oven….please don’t judge I am working with like 700 sq ft. Mark thought I had sweaters stored in my oven when we first started dating because I never cooked for him. Little did he know right? ;-)
Get your as the Pioneer Woman (she’s my fav right up there with Martha Stewart) says cast of characters.
I went shopping at the fancy schmancy Greenwise Publix that is 10 steps away from my condo. I got suckered into buying the rediculously expensive ground beef. Somebody in my household cough cough there are only two of us won’t eat ground turkey so I buy the most lean beef that I can. I got guilted into the no antibiotic/grass fed/hormone free/runs free in the wild/probably the same exact stuff/free range beef. I’m interested to see if I can tell the difference. Throw that in your pan and brown it up. Then drain off the fat (wait I thought this was suppose to be like 99% grass fed lean/fed by hand beef?) Anyways drop that into your crock pot. Then open the corn and black beans….I give them a rinsing to get all the salt off before adding it in.
Then add your cans of Rotel. Mix your taco and ranch seasoning in water and dump it over the top. If you want one less thing to clean just sprinkle the seasoning over the contents and add the water. In all honestly this was the first time I have actually read the instructions I’ve been doing the latter. So we will see if actually mixing in the measuring cup of water makes a difference…..I know it required some additional cleaning.
Go ahead and pop that lid on and get to doing the other 15 things on your list.
When your house starts to smell amazing a couple of hours later take off the lid and enjoy all that hard work. I mean right it’s opening cans and dumping in. I serve mine over brown rice for a hearty meal when serving men who state that soup isn’t a real dinner…..(who’s heard that one before?). I also put a scoop of Fage 0% greek yogurt instead of sour cream….try it! It tastes just like sour cream but no fat and higher protein. Some shredded cheese, siracha and scoops for well….scooping I guess.
What do you think? Try it out and let me know! This has been a crowd pleaser and it is relatively healthy, hearty and makes tons of leftovers for lunch! xoxoxoxoxoxo