I sort-of followed the recipe and we really liked this (even though we are not big beans eaters). I drained and washed the beans before using, so I added extra water to compensate. Since we don't like spice, I omitted the rotel tomatoes. Also omitted the ranch dressing because I didn't have it. Very easy to make and change to suit all palates!
I can't believe I haven't rated this! I make it all the time and LOVE it. I had taco soup once at work and had never even heard of it. I looked at this recipe and love it because I always have everything on hand. Substitutions are easily made... last time I didn't have black beans and the flavor didn't suffer at all. Can simmer a really long time without anything getting soggy too.
This was very easy to make, and turned out great! I spent a little extra time shopping for the ingredients, reading labels of the canned items to find the lowest possible sodium content... well worth the time! I was even able to find lower sodium taco mix! The only thing I changed was the addition of 1 large garlic clove (minced). I will definitely remake this! My husband suggested a crunchy topping the next time I make it - I'll try some crushed tortilla chips.
So good! And so easy...My husband made it while I was out shopping. How can it get any better!
I was feeling a little under the weather the other night and this recipe looked good. I tried it and my husband and I loved it. And it was really easy to put together! I am making it again tonight! Thanks for the excellent recipe!
I made this with ground turkey - awesome! Can't wait to make it again.
Very good soup. I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out great. Very easy and very delicious. Everyone went for seconds and my guest asked to take home the leftovers.
We make this all winter. Very good and a good dish for a crowd. I buy the Ranch powder in a shker bottle and add about 1/4 cup. I omit rotel since it is to hot for my kids. I do add some stewed tomatoes instead. Great with Corn bread and a dollop of sour cream.