Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Amazing Crock-Pot Taco Soup

Amazing Crock Pot Taco Soup

Crazy weather we are having here in the Mountains of North Carolina...another rainy cold day...so I thought today would be a great day to show you how I make the put together the "Maybin's" version of Taco Soup!!!!



The Best thing about making soup is it's EASY!!!! I make soup all year round but of course different kinds at the different seasons of the year..depending on what produce is fresh!  When your very busy with LIFE like we are... use your CROCK POT and let it do the hard work for you!  When it's time for dinner...believe me You will be so happy that you didn't slave over the stove all day...Even when it TASTES like you did!

Taco Soup

2 lbs Ground chuck hamburger/ Ground Chicken or Turkey, browned and drained 
28-oz. can crushed tomatoes
15-oz.  can tomato sauce
14-o.z can black beans
15-oz. can dark red kidney beans, drained
19-oz. can Cannellini white kidney beans, drained
15-oz. can white or yellow Hominy
1 can green chilies 
1 medium onion chopped
1 pkg. dry Taco seasoning 
1 pkg. Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
Brown your hamburger meat and drain



Add all ingredients and stir


Toppings

Shredded Cheese
Sour Cream
Jalapeno peppers (marinated in a jar)
Tortilla chips for scooping...who needs a spoon!
Everything is in the Crock!

So friends that is about it!  First get out your Crock Pot...Brown your meat and onions in a skillet. Combine all the rest of your ingredients into your crock pot and stir...make sure you do drain your beans..(the less gassy the better) lol... When your meat and onions are done please drain...then add to your crock pot. Now really at this time it won't take every long...Cover- cook on high for 3 hours or Low for 6 to 7 hours.

Flour burrito size tortillas cut into triangles

There is nothing better than using tortilla chips to scoop your soup with...of course you can use a spoon!!! But this is all the FUN!  I didn't have any bagged tortilla chips on hand but I did have flour tortillas that you make burritos with so...I used my pizza cutter and cut them into triangles sprayed a little olive oil on them and a little salt.  Bake then in the oven on 350 degrees for about 3 minutes and then flip them over for an additional 2 or 3 minutes...Wollaaaaa... Your own homemade chips! Easy try it!  Don't forget to put on all of your favorite toppings....Enjoy!  Oh and you could make cornbread if you like I just decided to have the chips! 
YUMMO !!! 


NOW LETS EAT!!! SCOOP!!!

Blessings today from my Crock Pot,
Tamara