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Share a Spoon - Quick and Easy

Thursday, July 28, 2011

 Think Tank Momma

Share a Spoon

"Quick and EASY"

This week's theme is quick and easy which I think everyone needs.  I know many people think it's easier to just open a box  meal and throw it in the microwave, but what is even in those?  Yuck.  I don't know, and I don't want to know either.  I am not a fan of prepackaged, preprepared, full of God only knows what kind of preservatives and mystery ingredients meals. 

We do lots of salads here at Casa di Romano for summer quick meals.  All the fresh vegetables in the summertime?  HECK YEAH!  We also do sandwiches once a week or so.  We make subs and throw a bunch of those fresh veggies on them!  Yum!  What goes great with both of those?  Soup!  

Even though it's hot outside, and I mean HOT, we still eat soups in the summer.  We absolutely love soup.  It's one of the ways I get my picky boys to eat their vegetables without complaining about them.  They'll eat them raw in salad and on the sandwiches no problem, but cook them and serve them as a side?  Forget it.

I thought I would share one of my quick soups with you this week.  It very satisfying and easy peasy!

Taco Soup

1.3 lbs ground beef
1 packet Taco Seasoning
1 packet Buttermilk Ranch dressing powder
1 onion diced
1 15oz can corn drained
1 can Ro-Tel tomatoes
1 15oz can diced tomatoes
1 can Bush's light red kidney beans
1 can Bush's Cannellini beans
1 28oz canned of whole tomatoes in sauce

In a large soup pot with a bit of olive oil saute diced onion until softened. 

Add ground beef and brown.  

Stir in taco seasoning and buttermilk ranch packet.

Add drained corn and the beans with their juices.

Stir in Ro-Tel and the diced tomatoes.

Add the whole tomatoes and squish them in your hands to break them up.

Stir the soup and cook over medium low heat for 15-20 minutes.

Serve topped with cheese or your favorite taco toppings.

That's it.  This soup saves really well and it just gets better with time!


Daffy said...

I can't wait to try this one! If I didn't already have a pasta salad for tonight this is what we would be having. I'm thinking tomorrow this will be on the menu. Sounds great! And easy!!! I know we're going to love it!

Anonymous said...

I think I made something like that once!

Mo 'Betta said...

This sounds sooo good!

Mo 'Betta said...

well, minus those pesky beans ;)

Powdered Toast Man said...

I've never heard of taco soup. I'm in!! Does Taco Bell have Taco soup?