Monday, March 25, 2013

Snow with our basketball

Even though KSU is out, we are drawn in to watching basketball. 

And, just when I brought home seed potatoes and onions, in blows another snow storm.  Things are slow around here.  However, I did make a new recipe this afternoon for Taco soup.  Simple to make—mostly just opening cans.  This recipe is a lot like the one Drue served in Colorado. 

Taco Soup
Recipe courtesy Paula Deen
Prep Time:15 minInactive Prep Time: -- Cook Time:6 hr 0 min
Level:
Easy
Serves:
12 to 16 servings
Ingredients
2 pounds ground beef
2 cups diced onions
*2 (15 1/2-ounce) cans pinto beans
1 (15 1/2-ounce) can pink kidney beans
1 (15 1/4-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can tomatoes with chiles
2 (4 1/2-ounce) cans diced green chiles
1 (4.6-ounce) can black olives, drained and sliced, optional
1/2 cup green olives, sliced, optional
1 (1 1/4-ounce) package taco seasoning mix
1 (1-ounce) package ranch salad dressing mix
Corn chips, for serving
Sour cream, for garnish
Grated cheese, for garnish
Chopped green onions, for garnish
Pickled jalapenos, for garnish
Directions
Brown the ground beef and onions in a large skillet; drain the excess fat, then transfer the browned beef and onions to a large slow cooker or a stockpot. Add the beans, corn, tomatoes, green chiles, black olives, green olives, taco seasoning, and ranch dressing mix, and cook in a slow cooker on low for 6 to 8 hours or simmer over low heat for about 1 hour in a pot on the stove. To serve, place a few corn chips in each bowl and ladle soup over them. Top with sour cream, cheese, green onions and jalapenos.

*I substituted 1 can black beans rinsed well.

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