Friday, November 4, 2011

Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Slow Cooker Taco Soup

2 pounds ground beef
1 (1.25 ounce) packet taco seasoning
1 (15.25 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
2 (15 ounce) cans mild chili beans
2 (14.5 ounce) cans Mexican style stewed tomatoes

In a large skillet, brown the ground beef.  Drain the grease.  Add to a 4 quart slow cooker.  

Add the remaining ingredients.  Add 1 cup of water.  Mix well.  

Cover with a lid.  Cook on low 4 to 6 hours.

On Wednesday nights, I experiment, I mean I cook, for the youth group at our church.  Last week one of the kids asked me to make Taco Soup, so that is what I did.  The kids all loved the soup, and said I am going to have a hard time topping the meal next week.

This soup is mild enough for your whole family to enjoy.  The corn gives the soup the flavor of a corn tortilla.  But to make it even more like a taco, I cut corn tortillas into strips.  You can skip this step and just leave the  corn tortilla strips off, or use store bought tortilla chips instead.

I fried the corn tortilla strips in a small amount of oil until they were golden brown.

 I drained the tortilla chips on paper towel.  The strips were light and crisp.

Next, I arranged the tortilla strips on top of my Taco Soup, and sprinkled cheese over the strips, and put a dollop of sour cream on top. 

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  1. I like the fried tortilla garnish, that's a very nice touch.

  2. Gonna try this with stew meat tonight!

  3. Really good with a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch dry mix dressing and either a can of Rotel tomato and green chilies or just green chilies either canned or fresh chopped. (Cilantro and/or black olives are good in it too) I usually vary the meat with stew meat, hamburger and chicken. I do love this soup because you can add a variation of beans, meats and spices!!! :)

  4. Thanks, Chris!

    Jennifurla, you must be a fellow soup lover too!

    Kim, That sounds like a great substitution!

    Thanks, Penny, for the tips! I will have to give them a try!