Recipe For A Simple Life

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Taco Soup

This taco soup is quick and easy to make.  I got the recipe once from my sister in law and I am sure we have made it a hundred times.  You can make it on the stove top by heating it through or make it in the crock pot and let the flavors simmer together all day.  It’s a family favorite and the leftovers freeze very well.  I often make a double batch in the winter months for those days when I get home late and need a quick meal.  We often leave out the ground beef and add an extra can of black beans, to make it even more budget friendly without changing the overall taste very much.  I have also blended the tomatoes on occasion because hubby doesn’t eat tomatoes he can see.  Simply put all ingredients together and serve when heated through.  Unless specified, do not drain the veggies.


1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained

1 packet taco seasoning mix

1 packet dry ranch dressing mix

1 can corn

1 can french cut green beans

1 can Rotel tomatoes

2 cans diced tomatoes

1 can drained and rinsed black beans

That’s it.  Just heat through and serve.  We add shredded cheese to the top as we are serving it, feel free to garnish as desired.  Enjoy!