Okay, i know there's a BILLION taco soups on here already. But from what ive seen so far, mine's a little different. This recipe is a favorite here at home. Its college-friendly because most of the ingedients are in cans. Its cheap, convenient, filling,several servings, crockpot-friendly, freezable, easy.. its just great. You can fix up the soup however you like, as far as the veggies and meat go. Ive used pork, steak, stew meat, chicken,even venison. The best meat to use, in my opinon is ground hamburger. I usually hate beans, but if i stick em in this i can stretch the soup out and get a little extra protein. Its not mentioned in the recipe, but if have a stray can of diced tomatoes in the back of the pantry, throw it in there too. Again, not a fan of plain tomaters, but this is a good way to get rid of them.