Recipe of the Week: Survivor Taco Bean Soup, by J.M.

Here is a recipe that has wowed people for a few years now, including the hardest group to please– little ones.

I prefer to use a large crock pot, as it is cheap to use.

Brown 2 to 3 lbs of hamburger adding salt, pepper, onion salt, et cetera. When the meat is well done add 1/4 cup (or more) of taco sauce (not salsa), and simmer for another 10 to 20 minutes. Let the sauce change to a deep red color with the burger juices. You want the flavor in the meat.

Combine the cooked burger in the crock pot with the following:

  • 1 large diced onion
  • 1 large package hidden valley ranch dressing mix
  • 1 can red kidney beans
  • 1 can chili beans in hot sauce
  • 1 can of chick peas or Garbanzo beans, as they are also known
  • 1 can or package of corn
  • 3 15oz cans of diced tomatoes
  • 1 large can tomato juice
  • 4 Tablespoons cumin

Cook in crock pot on low for 2 to 4 hours. The smell alone will require a traffic cop in the kitchen. This soup is by far the most favorite one at my casa (house), for a hungry t-rex meat lovers crowd. Even the veggie lovers, who won’t admit it, will chow down on this one, as the late Mr. Food used to say ” It’s oh soooo good.” I made the mistake of making this for the locals, and they keep coming back with the “When are you making the Taco Soup again” comments. That is when you know you got a great recipe.

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