Can you use a can opener? Know how to brown ground beef? If the answer is yes, then I’ve found a great recipe for busy writers whose characters have kept them a bit too long at the computer. Actually it’s a good recipe for moms, construction workers, doctors, or anyone. I wouldn’t want to discriminate. Anyway, Taco Soup is a crowd pleaser at my house. It can be adjusted—hot or mild—to fit your family’s taste buds. Recipe is below:
1 lb hamburger, browned
1 small onion—cook w/ hamburger
28-oz can diced tomatoes—don’t drain
1 can corn—don’t drain
1 can kidney beans—don’t drain
3 T taco seasoning (or to taste) I never buy taco seasoning, so I use a mixture of chili powder, paprika, and salsa.
Brown ground beef and onions. (I season w/ season-all salt) Add remaining ingredients to the pot. Simmer. Top each bowl-full with shredded cheese and serve with corn chips.
The first time I made this, I watched my kids to see if they’d pick out the kidney beans—they’re pretty big and my kids don’t like beans much. They ate each one and came back for seconds. The corn has a nice little crisp texture, so last time I added two cans. Still good.