At our house, we can easily fall into a slump with lunches and fall into the trap of grabbing something from a fast food restaurant for lunch. I try to curb this as much as possible, so it usually means I whip something up after dinner on Sunday night for lunches during the week.
One of my favorite, easy meals to make is Taco Soup. This soup is filling and tasty! You can add or subtract ingredients and it always tastes good!
-1 pound hamburger
-1 small onion, diced
-taco seasoning (or you can buy a packet)
-3/4 cup water
-3 cups chicken broth
-1 can diced tomatoes
-1 can diced tomatoes and green chiles
-1 can chili beans
-1 can kidney beans
-1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
-1 can pinto beans or northern beans, drained and rinsed
-1 packet ranch dressing mix
-1 cup frozen corn
Brown hamburger and diced onion in a Dutch oven or large pan. Drain grease when meat is browned and onions are translucent.
When meat is browned, add taco seasoning and water. Allow mixture to simmer until thickened. When mixture has thickened, add beans, tomatoes (both kinds), ranch dressing mix and chicken broth. Bring to a boil and allow to simmer for 30 minutes.
Add frozen corn. Allow to simmer for 30 more minutes.
Top with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, avocados, black olives or anything else your heart desires! Serve with tortilla chips (like these!), crackers or bread!
I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!