Easy Eats: Taco Soup

I’m no gourmet chef by any means, but I do enjoy cooking. It’s a labor of love for me. That said, I don’t like to ‘labor’ too long in the kitchen! I like recipes that are simple and to the point, but that are also super yummy! I leave the more complex stuff to my husband because he’s a much better cook than I am. A few years ago I purchased a cookbook from a high school student as part of a fundraiser and it was the best $10 I’ve ever spent! It’s full of recipes that are easy to follow with even easier ingredients. My family loves this one from the book, so I decided to blog it!

What I love about this recipe is that most of the ingredients may already be in your kitchen cabinet!

1lb of ground beef
1 chopped onion
1 can of kidney beans (15oz)
1 can of pinto beans (15oz)
1 can of corn (15oz)
1 can of diced tomatoes (15oz)
1 packet of taco seasoning
15 ounces of water
1 bag of Fritos
Shredded Cheese and Sour Cream (optional)

What you'll need

Brown the ground beef and the onions. Drain.

Combine the meat, beans, corn, tomatoes, seasoning, and water.

Stir , cover, and let simmer for 20-30 minutes.

Add cheese, sour cream, and Fritos. Ta-da! You're done!

See! Told you it was easy! It’s a tasty and filling way to change up your traditional taco night.

You can also serve with cornbread instead of the Fritos.

Side note: I just realized from the picture that I bought chicken taco seasoning instead of beef! (LOL) It was still yummy – I barely noticed a difference. 😉

Happy cooking!

What’s your favorite easy-breezy dinner recipe? Let’s do a swap!


Posted on August 16, 2011, in Recipes and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Looks good I will be trying it soon. I love easy recipes. I have some on http://cookinitup.com that are easy. I am not spam by the way lol.

  2. OMW!!! I never thought about it with cornbread, totally using that this fall!!!!! Yesssssss!!!!

  3. Don’t laugh, but at least once a week we have Pork n beans with hotdogs cut up in it, and we put it over rice!

    • Ok, see…simply because you told me not to laugh, it’s so hard not to! LOL Man, I haven’t had pork-n-beans in AGES! Brings back so many memories!

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