My husband has been “casually mentioning” to me that he wants me to make his Mom’s Taco Soup. I’ve tasted it before, and it is VERY yummy. So I asked for the recipe, and thought I would share it with you. It’s super easy to make, and VERY frugalicious!
1 lb. – Ground Beef
½ of an Onion, diced
½ package – Dry Taco Seasoning
½ package – Dry Ranch Dressing Mix
1 can – Rotel (Green Chiles & Tomatoes)
1 can – Pinto Beans (or Black Beans)
1 can – Corn
1. Brown Ground Beef, add onion until all is cooked.
2. Add Taco Seasoning and Ranch Dressing mix.
3. In a pot or crockpot, combine Ground Beef mixture and the Rotel, Beans and Corn with ALL the liquid/juice. You can leave it in the crockpot on low for a few hours, or on high for 1 hour. If you want to add more liquid, you can use water or a little tomato juice. I used water with a little salt, and it tasted just fine.
4. Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream, etc. (Brian likes to dip with corn chips.) I also made some sweet cornbread, and it was fabulous!
Yields 4-6 servings
I made this for dinner on Wednesday night for our Month-Long Try at Meal-Planning. With all the deals I’ve been able to get lately, I was able to make this meal for VERY cheap.
1 lb. Ground Beef (Manager Special $1.49 at Kroger) = $1.49
½ of an Onion, diced ($1.89 for 3 lb [6 total] at Aldi) = $.16
½ package – Dry Taco Seasoning (FREE with coupons at Kroger) = $0.00
(This is regularly priced $.39 at Aldi)
½ package – Dry Ranch Dressing Mix ($1.89 for 4 at Kroger) = $.24
1 can – Rotel (Green Chiles & Tomatoes) ($.32 at Kroger) = $.32
(The off brand is regularly priced $.49 at Aldi)
1 can – Pinto Beans (or Black Beans) ($.55 at Aldi) = $.55
1 can – Corn ($.26 at Kroger) = $.26
Pinch – Shredded Cheese ($.99 for 8 oz.) = $.10
Spoonful – Sour Cream ($.88 at Kroger) = $.10
(The 16oz is regularly priced $.99 at Aldi)
Box Corn Bread Mix ($.10 at Kroger) = $.10
1 Egg ($.49/dozen at Aldi) = $.04
½ cup Milk ($.99/gallon at Aldi) = $.10
GRAND TOTAL – $3.46
The soup and corn bread were actually enough for 2 meals worth. We had enough soup for dinner that night and for lunch the next day. We both took left overs to work.
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