Monday, September 22, 2008

Autumn is here and with it....

Hot soup weather.
A few years ago my pal, Daryl, gave me a recipe for Taco Soup. Since then I have made it more times than I can count. A few weeks ago we had a good cool night and I made it for my family. I even managed to get my little guy to eat it early(ish) and go to bed so Jay and I could enjoy a 'date night'.
Here is my table set with all the 'extras' that you serve it with. You can add Sour Cream to your 'add ins' if you want.
If you like Chili and like Mexican flavor you may have a new recipe for your bag of tricks.
You will need:
1 lb of ground meat (or even faux meat if you are a veg.)
2 cans of tomatoes (or fresh)
1 can of black beans (or soaked dry black beans)
2 cans of corn
packet of taco seasoning mix.

Make it just like Chili. Brown meat..(i always add onions/garlic when I brown my meat). Then drain if you don't use turkey or really lean meat. Add Taco seasoning packet and mix up. Add the other ingredients, stir, get hot, turn down and simmer (I use crock pot usually) and go away for a little while. You can serve it pretty soon after you make it, but I like it to 'meld' for a little while. I will often make it early in the day and let it cook all day. You come home to yummy smells and your family will find you a hero.

If you have to you can use Kidney beans, although I prefer the black beans for texture and color, also I use turkey or chicken in my recipe. When I made it this day I used tomatoes from my garden and my black beans, as well. Makes it even more tasty, somehow.

Here is the ONLY way to eat it.....Line bottom of your bowl with corn chips, ladle generously, top with a mexican cheese or a sharp cheddar and maybe some Sour Cream....taste...enjoy...REPEAT!

Enjoy a tasty taco soup with your loved ones soon!


Counting Your Blessings said...

That looks delish =) And I love the wood color of your table top. Blessings... Polly

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Mmm, that looks good! We're not into our cool weather season yet, but I admit, when I think "fall", I too, think soups. I'm tucking away this recipe for when it gets cooler.

Joanne Kennedy said...

Ooh that looks and sounds wonderful! I'm going to have to give that a try. Thanks.