Today I thought I'd make dinner easy on myself. So, naturally I pulled out my trust kitchen companion...my crockpot. It's still hot outside but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy a good bowl of soup. One of my favorites is Taco Soup, so when I found an easy recipe years ago for it in my "Fix-It and Forget-It" cookbook, I knew it was a must try. I did ad my own touches to it though, but as a base for a recipe to start with, it's wonderful!
Crockpot Taco Soup
1-lb ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
3 (14-oz) cans pinto beans (I use black beans as that is my favorite)
14-oz can tomatoes w/ chilies (I used my homemade mexican style version)
14-1/2 oz can petite diced tomatoes
15-oz can tomato paste
1 pkg dry ranch dressing mix
15-1/4 oz can whole kernel corn, drained
2 c water
Brown beef & onion in a medium size skillet. Cook until meat is no longer pink & onions are translucent. Drain grease. Combine meat & onion with remaining ingredients in a 4-6qt crockpot. Cover and cook on LOW for about 4 hours or until ingredients are heated through. Serve with tortilla chips if desired.
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