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June 25, 2009

Mair's Super-Simple Taco Soup

This really delicious Tex-Mex soup you can make year-round. If you like chili, then you will absolutely love this soup.

The great thing about this soup's prep, is that cooking the ground meat is the step that will take you the longest, and will only take about 5-8 minutes. If you'd like to go veggie on this then you can have a shorter cook time. Just add in a can of pinto beans, and some fresh Bell Pepper.

What you need:
1 Can of Red Kidney Beans
1 Can of Black Beans
1 Can of Southwest Corn (or Mexicorn)
1 Jar of Salsa (Pace Picante Sauce is good for this--use the entire jar!)
2 Cans diced Green Chilies (these cans are usually small)
1 pkg. Taco Seasoning (recommend the low-sodium kind)
1 pkg. Ranch dressing mix
1 diced onion (optional)
1 pkg. ground meat, cooked and drained (beef or turkey).

Like it spicer? Add in an extra can of Green Chilies and 1 can of Jalepenos.

**Tip** You can add more cans of beans and corn to get more soup, but as is, it already makes a huge portion and freezes well.

Step 1. Brown and drain your ground meat. If you added diced onion, or fresh hot peppers, cook these with the meat.

Step 2. Put all ingredients into a large stockpot (don't drain the canned things,) and cook on lowest setting for several hours. Just give it a stir once in a while.

Step 3. Top your soup with a little spoon of sour cream (or light sour cream), and a little shredded cheese, with maybe some crunchy tortilla strips (or chips) on the side.

You can eat it as soon as it's hot, but it really tastes better after it's been mixed for a while. Also, the flavors will continue to meld after cooking and some might say that it tastes even better reheated.

Other Tex-Mex Favorites: Nethaera's Epic Chicken Nachos, Tacos, Tacos, Tacos! Mexican Layered Pie Dip, 4 Layer Mexican Black Bean Pie Dip, Quickee Quesadillas, OMG Fajita Tuesday! Burrito Style Enchiladas, Mair's Super-Simple Taco Soup, Monti's Crock Pot Ready Tortilla Soup, Burrito Style Enchiladas, Mini Burrito Dessert.

Soup Recipes: Chicken Soup made Easy! AB Cappin' Cappaletti Soup, Easy Vegetarian Minestrone Soup, Helfire Boar Stewin' with Berlena, Monti's Crock Pot Ready Tortilla Soup, Mair's Super-Simple Taco Soup, Linsha's Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup.

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