Monday, January 19

The Warm Fuzzies

They are actually calling for snow here tonight. 4-5 inches. Like I told my kids, I'll believe it when I see it, then asked them when was the last time they saw snow...of course the answer was the all annoying "ummmm". So, there was the answer. 

So okay, my inner child got the best of me and I did stick my head out the door. No snow...but goodness is it COLD...brrrr. Makes me wish I had something to give me the warm fuzzies. Nothing like wrapping in a warm robe, with thick furry socks and having something hot and steamy in your hands. Especially when the steam hits your nose and sends the heat radiating down to your toes. Mmmmm.

I like the consistency of stew, so the soups I enjoy are thick, hearty, and stick to your ribs wonderful. Here is one of our family favorites. Easy and affordable for a large family, freezes well, and also an idea on how to get rid of those leftover veggies. Here is the basic recipe. Add or remove what you like....but this has a great flavor, packed full of goodness and OH so hearty. 

**For the healthy eater try to substitute 2 cups frozen veggies per 15 oz can

Taco Soup

2 lbs lean ground meat (turkey, beef, chicken)
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 Teaspoon salt
2 can crushed tomatoes
1-15 oz can Lima beans, drained
1-15 oz can hominy, drained
1- 15 oz can Black beans, drained 
2 cups beef broth
1 cans Rotel tomatoes with green chilies
1-15 oz can pinto beans, drained
1-15 oz can corn, drained 
1 pkg dry Ranch dressing mix
1 pkg dry Taco seasoning

Brown ground meat and onion. Drain well and then turn over into large soup pot. Add all remaining ingredients. Simmer over medium-low heat for 1 hour. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips and top with sour cream, chopped green onion, and shredded Mexican cheese. 

8 comments:

Missew said...

Mmmm this looks so yummy! I think we will be having this soon!

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Joan said...

My daughter loves taco soup. I'll be sure and share your recipe with her. It looks delicious!

Reeni♥ said...

I am so glad you gave us this recipe. It looks so good!!! YUM!!

Rachel said...

Looks so yummy! Yesterday was the perfect day for soups!

Julia said...

Yum. Yum. Yum. What else can I say!

Gail said...

Hey Kendra,
I decided to follow your blog, because it looked so intresting. The food and everything else. I noticed that you have checked out my sites also, thats great. I have just started, and I am still learning a lot about blogging. I have Multiple Sclecrosis, and I dont get online everyday, but I do most days. My husband and I lost our daughter in 2006, she was about your age. She gave us 2 beautiful granddaughters, and a lots of love in her short time here on this earth. Check back in when you can, I love hearing from you.
In God we Trust.
Your friend,
Gail

Gail said...

I copied your Taco Soup recipe, we had one, but it had a few variations, this one sounds great, I will have to try it.

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