Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Crockpot Taco Soup

 **Originally posted on my old cooking blog.

This yummy and easy soup is our new favorite! It is also very cost-effective at less than $3.50 for the whole big pot! (Based on my local Aldi's prices; when using dried beans instead of canned, the cost is even lower.)

The first time I made this, I substituted my own cooked pinto beans for the other beans and added onions and other spices since I didn't have taco seasoning on hand. This is something that's hard to mess up I would think! We have liked it any way I've made it! I also like the fact that this is a relatively healthy recipe.:-)

Taco Soup

1 pound ground turkey(ground beef or even cooked and diced chicken would also be good in this)
1 can chili beans, with liquid
1 can kidney beans, with liquid
1 can whole kernel corn, with liquid
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce
2 cups water
1 package taco seasoning mix
I also add: some chopped onion and a couple spoonfuls of salsa

Cook meat in skillet until browned; drain. Place all ingredients in crock pot and mix together. Cook on low setting for 8 hours.

Serve alone or with tortilla chips, shredded cheese, sour cream and salsa.

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