Ever had one of those evenings when you come in from work exhausted and have no plan for dinner? We’ve all been there and the “What’s for dinner?” question is worse on nights like this. This quick and easy taco soup recipe will have dinner on the table in no time! No one will even need to know you didn’t already have a plan.
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Quick and Easy Taco Soup Recipe
- 1 1/2 pound hamburger meat
- 1 medium onion (chopped)
- 1 pkg taco seasoning mix
- 2 cans corn (undrained)
- 2 cans Ranch Style Beans (undrained)
- 2 cans diced tomatoes (undrained)
- crushed tortilla chips
- shredded cheese
- cilantro (optional)
- sour cream (optional)
- Cook hamburger and onion in dutch oven or small soup kettle. Drain fat.
- Stir in corn, beans, and tomatoes. Cover and simmer 15 minutes.
- Serve over crushed tortilla chips and top with shredded cheese. Optional toppings include sour cream, chopped cilantro, black olives, sliced avocados, or hot sauce.
If you’ve got raw hamburger meat already in your refrigerator, you’ll have this meal on the table in under thirty minutes. If you’ve got to that the meat out, you’ll need to add a little prep time. I find that it helps to go to the freezer and pull out a couple of packages of frozen meat to be thawing in the fridge so that I’ve got some options on those nights when my planning didn’t quite gel.
You may know that I’m a huge fan of my slow cooker…in fact, I LOVE my slow cooker and can’t imagine any kitchen without one. I’ve made this soup in the slow cooker before. Just brown the hamburger and then dump the soup ingredients in the slow cooker and let it cook till you’re ready to eat. The great thing about a soup is that the flavors mingle for a better flavor the longer it cooks.
If you’re a soup fan or just need some ideas for warm and hearty meals, be sure to check out Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup and Mom’s Easiest Hamburger Soup. They’re both quick, easy, and delicious. I like that I don’t have to spend lots of time in the kitchen. What’s your favorite dish for when you’re in a big hurry?
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