I made this into a vegetarian stew by replacing the ground beef with a 15-ounce can of Bush's brand Kidney Beans. Bush's black beans were used because I've found other brands to be inferior in color, as well as flavor. Since you can't go wrong with extra spices, I used Del Monte brand Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic, and Oregano. There wasn't enough leftover stew to serve several days later, so I added some cooked Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Blend Pasta Rotini to the soup pot. The pasta did absorb most of the soup juices, but the great flavor was still present and there was enough for everyone. Thanks for such a great recipe and the nice photo of the stew!
I made #298382 Taco Stew I didn't think I would like it, but I am making myself try new things (it was the black beans I wasn't sure of). I am glad I made it - I loved it. This recipie has been placed in my personal cookbook and will be made time and time again - Thanks!