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Taco Soup

I first discovered this yummy recipe when my friend Jennifer brought it to me after the birth of my first son. We've been in love with the dish ever since. It's a great mommy secret, because it's made with items usually in the pantry, and it only takes a few minutes to prepare. I make it more often in the winter, but it's a great frugal recipe for Frugal Upstate's collection of frugal ground beef recipes this week. So you can save it for the colder months!

Taco Soup
1 lb ground beef
1 can kidney beans, undrained
1 can black beans, undrained
1 can corn, undrained
1 can chopped Mexican tomatoes, undrained
1.5 c water
1 pkg taco seasoning mix
1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
toppings: chips, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, avocado

Brown beef and onion; drain.
Stir in beans and other ingredients.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 15-60 minutes.
Serve with toppings on top.

Comments

Amy said…
Yum! You always have the best recipes!

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