Just kidding, but seriously----still not back into blogging mode quite yet. Maybe someday I will actually go into my craft room for more than just borrowing scissors.
As for right now I thought I would share a recipe.....NOT just ANY recipe.....THE RECIPE. If you have a funeral or a baby....guess what I am bringing over???? This is my GO TO recipe and ALL of my friends know it. If I am asked to bring food to a party it is either THIS or 7 layer bean dip---ALWAYS:)
So here it is....
Jessica's Taco Soup
(disclaimer: I never make this the same 2 times in a row, so this is a bit of an estimate on ingredients, but it will get you started in the right direction at least.)
In a crock pot or large soup pot add:
2 or 3 cans of diced tomatoes (leave all of the juice for this and ALL cans of ingredients)
2 or 3 cans of beans (black, pinto, or chile, but not kidney)
1 or 2 pounds of cooked ground beef or turkey (or for something different you can add 2 or 3 cans of cooked chicken --like the cans from Costco. Shred it up a bit and it is like pulled chicken in the soup---mouth-watering)
1 can of corn
1 small can of diced green chiles
1 package of taco seasoning
Either turn on your crock pot and let this simmer all day, OR turn your pot onto med/high until it starts to boil. Then cover, turn down to low and let simmer. It really just needs to be warmed up because everything is cooked, but I like to let it simmer at least an hour for flavor.
Then when you are ready to eat, top with grated cheese, sour-cream, crushed taco chips (or fritos--yum), and cilantro. Cilantro is a new addition for me, but makes ALLLLLLL the difference. Don't leave it out:) I have also added chopped avacado on top, but not everyone loves them the way I do.
I wish this picture was of MY actual soup, but there is nothing resembling homemade happening at OUR house right now---but whoever made this doesn't it look yummy???!!!