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recipe: taco soup

are you ready for this?
hold on to your seats..
i'm actually going to post something other than just a 'life update'!
i know right? you're totally freaking out right now..
i can just hear the squeals of delight...



ok.. so i'll just pretend i don't hear those crickets chirping in the background..

i actually have a recipe to share! 
yep.. a RECIPE!
aren't you excited?! 

well if you aren't... you should be! 
'cause let me tell ya.. i can get my kid to eat kidney beans, tomatoes, AND corn with this recipe.. 
three things he'd otherwise turn his nose right up at and go hungry before he'd eat! 

what is this amazing concoction that performs this outrageous task? 
i'm almost convinced at this point i could put taco seasoning on cabbage or liver & the kid would eat it! 
i know there are a couple variations on taco soup but i've tweaked it & this is my version.


(i use a 4.5 quart pot)
-1lb ground beef
-1 28oz can tomato puree
-2 cans of 'ranch style' beans
-1 14oz can diced tomatoes
-2 cans corn (i had frozen so that's what i used this time)
-2 packets (or 1/2 cup) taco seasoning
-shredded cheese
-sour cream
-tortilla chips

1. brown ground beef & drain. (ok.. so uhm.. i'll admit sometimes i don't drain it...)

2. dump in the tomato puree, beans, diced tomatoes, corn, taco seasoning.

3. fill remainder of pot with water. bring to boil & then reduce to simmer for an hour. if you use can corn you can just bring it to a boil & then turn it down & serve. i like to let the frozen corn cook a little longer.

4. serve topped with cheese, a little fresh chopped onion, a dollop of sour cream & some tortilla chips on the side!

again.. i know it's just a version of the several recipes out there. the one i started with called for ranch dressing mix instead of taco seasoning.. for me, that just seemed a little silly.. so i went right for the taco seasoning. and because my little dude is a burrito bottomless pit.. i started buying it in this value size (which i've only found at walmart.. fyi) one of these days i'll get around to mixing up my own seasoning.. one of these days..

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