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- Ready In:
- 1hr 15mins
- 1 lb ground turkey or 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 (1 ounce) package hidden valley ranch dressing mix
- 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
- 1 (16 ounce) can pinto beans
- 1 (16 ounce) can chili beans (hot or regular)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 (16 ounce) can whole kernel corn
- 1 (8 ounce) can diced Mexican-style tomatoes
- 1 (8 ounce) can diced tomatoes (any flavor)
- 2 cups water
- Brown meat and onions and drain.
- Mix ranch dressing and taco seasoning into meat.
- Without draining, add all of the other ingredients.
- Simmer 1 hour. Serve with any appetizer or side dish.
Questions & Replies
Are people really putting 3 Tablespoons of chili powder in this? It was extremely spicy, so I was wondering it was a typo & it should be 3 teaspoons. Also, you're not supposed to drain anything, correct? Not even the corn? Some people were saying it was thick & mine isn't thick at all, but it says "without draining", so that's what I did. Thanks!
This was a wonderfully easy and delicious soup. I put it together the night before I served it, so all I had to do was let it cook for an hour. Because of personal preference I rinsed the can of pinto beans. I used frozen corn in place of the canned corn. I used a 10 oz can of Mexican diced tomatoes and a 15 oz can of diced tomatoes to make up for the lost liquid. This had a surprising amount of kick. Thanks for sharing.
SO easy! and a very delicious, healthy soup! more like a chili than a soup, really. i was skeptical about the ranch dressing packet but it was just right! made it twice - once with ground chicken, once with ground turkey. a serving size of only a cup doesn't seem like very much to me, so if you're planning this to serve to others you might want to take that into consideration. Also i didn't simmer for anywhere near an hour and if seemed to be fine to me. Everyone loved it - even the boys who insist chili isn't chili without lots of fatty beef! Thank you!!!
I used ground chuck instead of lean mainly because the store was out. Added a teaspoon of minced garlic to the meat and onions, a small can of drained sliced ripe olives and for one of the cans of tomatoes, I used mild Rotel with chilies. So good eating it with some cheese, sour cream and broken corn chips on top. Never had taco soup before and I like it better than chili. My husband tried some at work and kept talking about it so I found this recipe. He said it was way better than what he tried. Certainly will make again and again!
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