taco soup with tomatoes and corn
rachelle's recipe, adapted from fix it and forget it cookbook and grammy faye
1 can pinto beans, with juice
1 can corn, with juice
2 (28 oz) large cans whole/diced tomatoes (i like 1 can whole, 1 can diced), with juice
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
1/2 can water
1 packet taco seasoning
*1 packet ranch dressing mix, optional*
1 spoonful sugar, dash salt- season to taste
1 pound hamburger
1 onion, diced
brown ground beef and onion, drain, add to crock pot. add undrained beans, corn, tomatoes, tomato sauce, taco seasoning and a dash of salt and sugar, to taste. cook on low for 4-6 hours, serve with shredded cheddar cheese, corn chips and sour cream!
*can add a packet of ranch dressing mix. i find it depends on the day and brand of canned ingredients, sometimes i add it, sometimes i don't. taste the soup about an hour before serving and season to taste. last night's batch needed and extra TB of ranch dressing mix and a few teaspoons of sugar too. if i don't add ranch mix i usually add a few shakes of onion powder and a dash of cumin.
**the corn and tomatoes really make this soup fantastic, don't leave those out! ;)