Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Taco Soup Request

I originally posted this recipe back in March under this post. But this afternoon I was talking to my favorite sister that lives in Hawaii and she asked about bean recipes. She knows I'm an uber-frugal-bean-freak and all. And you know what? I woke up this morning to 6 degrees Fahrenheit outside. So Taco Soup sounds like a good idea to me right now! And Danny would so love it if I actually cooked something other than chicken tenders and cold canned green beans sometime soon. Won't he be surprised if I whip up a batch of cornbread to go along with real food? I'm pretty sure Grandma W is hoping I'll feed her son. ;)

Taco Soup

1 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
½ green bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 14.5-ounce cans pinto beans or red kidney beans (approximately 3 2/3 cups)
32-ounces tomatoes
2 cups water
1 4-ounce can green chilies, diced
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
1 package taco seasoning mix

Brown ground beef with onion until there is no pink left in the ground beef. Drain off any grease. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 1 hour. Allow to cool. Place in freezer containers or freezer bags. Label and freeze.

To serve: Thaw. Heat until hot and bubbly. Serve with corn chips and shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream. Or serve with shredded cheddar and fresh cornbread.

Variations: Use black beans instead of pinto beans or kidney beans. Or use a combination. You can s-t-r-e-t-c-h this recipe by adding extra beans or extra canned tomatoes. And you can make it even healthier and less expensive if you omit the ground beef and replace it with 2 extra cups of beans.

EXTRA TIP: Did you know you can freeze grated cheese too? It's better than freezing a block of cheese. A block of cheese frozen tends to crumble easily when thawed.


MaryRuth said...

6 degrees? That's just sick and wrong.

I won't tell you that our low today is 72.

Thanks for the recipe!!

OHANA said...

thanks, i'll let you know how it goes, when I do it...that may take a few days...hee hee, thanks again

Haddorkus said...

MMM, I love Taco Soup, we haven't had that in a long time. I like to use chicken or shredded roast beef. And olives. Man, now I am going to have to make some. I miss the north and the people us there, especially you guys but not that cold part. I am loving the "Cold" everybody is talking about here. Though I did miss the summer.

lizbit said...

mmm ... taco soup. It's also good with tortilla chip strips (or you could just crumble corn chips).

Julie V. said...

Taco soup and cornbread sounds really good! I'm certain your hubby will appreciate it, too.:)

Mary said...

We made this today! J and I really like it, and I will definitely be making it again. :-)

Thanks for sharing!


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