Well, it’s official folks – fall has arrived and dare I say that the weather has gotten a tad bit milder here in the RGV (could be wishful thinking, but hey).
This is one of my all time favorite recipes! Partly because it’s the perfect balance between a soup and chili, but mainly because my grandmother use to make this and it is one of two recipes that I have written by her own hand.
So, in honor of fall and hungry bellies – I present to you my grandmother’s taco bean soup 🙂
– 1 lb. ground beef
– 1 small onion
– 1 package taco seasoning (I prefer Lawry’s)
– 1 package of Ranch seasoning mix
– 2 regular size cans of diced tomatoes
– 2 regular cans of Pinto beans
– 1 can of Red Kidney beans
– 1 can of whole Kernel corn
- Brown ground beef.
- Chop up 1 small onion and add to beef. Sauté.
- Put the beef and onion mixture into a large soup pot.
- Add 1 package of taco seasoning and 1 package of ranch seasoning mix. Stir.
- Add the following ingredients – Do NOT drain:
– 2 regular size cans diced tomatoes
– 2 cans pinto beans
– 1 can red kidney beans
– 1 can whole kernel corn.
- Cook until well blended and stir often.
Garnish with some shredded cheese and some tortilla chips and enjoy!