Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Taco Soup

This is the simplest and tastiest taco soup I have ever made or had, and I love taco soup! This is very easy to double and freeze, and I'll often do that in the winter months so that when I'm just not up to cooking or going to the market to get ingredients I have a meal all ready! We serve this with tortilla chips, sour cream, and cheese, but it's great plain as well all fixed up!

Taco Soup

1 lb ground beef or turkey
1 package taco seasoning
1 package dry ranch dressing
1 can original rotel - found right next to all the tomato products
1 can garbanzo
1 can pinto
1 can kidney - I usually go with dark red
1 can corn
1 cans diced tomatoes - I usually do 1 diced and 1 sliced stewed because I like my soup chunky

--Brown beef while heating all other ingredients in large pot
--Don't drain or rinse anything!! -I think my mother would wriggle in disgust at this point, but really, it's good. And quite honestly, she loved it when she had it last night!
--Add meat when cooked and heat though.
--Dress with condiments if you'd like, or enjoy it in its naked goodness.

Meet Rotel! I totally forgot that I didn't even know what Rotel was until I got a hold of this recipe. It's usually located right by the tomatoes in the market.


  1. This sounds really good! But what on earth is rotel??


  2. rotel is a mix of tomatoes and chilies or something. it's in a slightly smaller can right next to all the other tomato stuff!

  3. Hey Sarah! I'm making this tonight with a bunch of friends! I have to substitute the Ro-Tel, since you can't find it here in Ukraine, but am looking forward to sharing this recipe with them! By the way, thanks for all your recipes on here! It's such a great resource for me here in L'viv!!!!