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Taco Soup

I know this isn’t something a cook should really say… but the other night I ruined 12 quarts of Taco Soup! Somehow, I managed to burn soup! Which is why there will be no picture for this recipe. How did I manage to burn soup, you may ask? Well, I put my beans in the pot, covered with water, left the house…. and was gone longer than I thought we’d be gone. *face palm* I came home to the pot still hot and NO WATER! *gasp* The smell of burned beans (think scorched coffee) permeated the entire house. I was so upset! I had even promised a few people they could have some. I felt like such a failure. But, every chef has a bad day right? I know mine was the other day! But, oh well. This recipe, when done right, really hits the spot and is really delicious. I hope that you learn by my mistake and watch your beans! lol.

Taco Soup

  • 5 cups of dry beans (I use kidney, black, and red beans)
  • 2 cans of Ranch Style Beans
  • 1 large can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of Rotel
  • 1 can of corn
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 2 pounds of ground beef
  • 1 packet of McCormick taco seasoning (Or just use chili powder, paprika, cayenne, cumin, salt, and pepper)
  • water to cover the beans, plus 3 inches
  • 1 extra cup of water

– First, you need to cook your beans. Wash and make sure that there aren’t any foreign bodies in those beans! Place into a large 12 quart stock pot, cover with water (plus 3 inches), add 2 tbsp each of Chili Powder, Paprika, Cayenne, Cumin, Salt and pepper) Let simmer on medium for about 3 hours.
– In another pot, brown the meat and soften the onions. Add the McCormick taco seasoning or one tbsp each of  Chili Powder, Paprika, Cayenne, Cumin, Salt and pepper).
– Add mixture to the pot of beans and then add the rest of the ingredients to the pot. Simmer for about an hour.
-Serve with grated cheese, chips or whatever else you desire!

Enjoy!

Note: Makes about 15 servings

Cost:              Beans (3 packages @ 1.19)= $3.57
Tomatoes= $1.09
Rotel= $.79
Corn= $.79
Ranch Style Beans= $1.29 x 2= $2.58
2 lbs ground beef= $1.89 x 2= $3.78
1 large yellow onion= $.40
1 packet of McCormick= $.79

Total: $13.79 / 15 servings = $0.92 per serving!

 

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