Paula Deen's version of Taco Soup. As with most of the other things I have watched her make on the Food Network, this is easy to make and delicious! I ran to the market to buy all the cans of goodies to make this immediately.
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 2 cups diced onions
- 2 (15 1/2 ounce) cans pinto beans
- 1 (15 1/2 ounce) can red kidney beans
- 1 (15 1/2 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can tomatoes and green chilies
- 2 (4 1/2 ounce) cans diced green chilies
- 1 (4 5/8 ounce) can black olives, drained and sliced
- 1⁄2 cup green olives, sliced (optional)
- 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
- 1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing mix
- corn chips, for serving
- sour cream, for garnish
- grated cheese, for garnish
- chopped green onion, for garnish
- sliced jalapeno, for garnish
- Brown the ground beef and onions in a large skillet; drain off excess fat and transfer browned beef and onions to a large slow cooker or stockpot.
- Add the beans, corn, tomatoes (I like to mash all of the tomato products before I put them in the stockpot--sometimes there are very large chunks of tomatoes, especially in the stewed tomatoes), green chilies, black olives, green olives, taco seasoning and ranch dressing mix.
- Simmer over low heat for about 1 hour (or 6-8 hours on low setting in crock pot).
- To serve, place a few corn chips in each bowl and ladle soup over them.
- Top with sour cream, cheese, green onions and jalapeños.
Made this for lunch today, wonderful!!!
This is very good. I did have to add an extra 1/2 packet of taco seasoning to make it more "taco flavored" and make a few adjustments for things I can't get easily in England. So instead of tomatoes with chilies and canned chilies, I ended up adding about 2/5 of a jar of sliced jalapenos (I chopped these finely). I made a substitute for the ranch dressing mix and it's not as good as the real deal, but it worked and I think the olives add a nice touch.
This is my favorite main dish stand-by. It is inexpensive (what's cheaper than canned food?!), delicious, and easily feeds a group. I get rave reviews each time I serve this. Thanks for sharing on Food.com, Sharlene!