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
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.