This is a great recipe! First of all, it tastes wonderful. Secondly, the ingredients can be changed up and substituted as needed. I’ve used pork sausage and ground turkey instead of the ground beef. I’ve used chicken broth instead of beef broth. Often, I find that I don’t have any tomatoes and green chilis and I throw in salsa instead. I’ve even used a can of chili beans in sauce instead of the kidney beans.
The recipe makes a very big batch of soup. It’s enough for my family of 6 to have two dinners and a lunch. Sometimes I put the leftovers in the crockpot to heat for our second day of soup. (A whole recipe is too much for the crockpot.) The soup freezes well too, if you want to save it for another time.
- Large package of hamburger (2 lbs. or so)
- Large onion, chopped
- 2 cans Black Beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 cans Dark Red Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 cans Corn, drained (you could use frozen)
- 1 can Tomatoes with Green Chilis (Rotelle)
- 1 can Diced Tomatoes
- 1 15oz can Tomato Sauce
- 1 can Beef Broth
- 2 packages of Taco Seasoning
- 2-3 cups of Water
- Brown the meat and onion together. I like to rinse the hamburger under very hot water to get rid of the extra fat.
- Add in all the other ingredients and cook until it’s hot.
- Serve with cheddar cheese and corn chips or with corn bread.
I usually put half of this in the freezer for another meal. I dump it frozen, into a 6qt. slow cooker and cook it on low all day.