Sunday, October 11, 2009

Soup du jour

One of the best things about cold weather is soup. I am a great fan of "stone soup," the "throw whatever you have in the Crock Pot" type of non-recipe recipe. The following has a specific list of ingredients but they're pretty flexible and just begging to be experimented with.

This is taco soup. It is delicious. Actually it's just hyped-up chili but if it wants to put on airs and give itself a fancy name, I do not care. Just gimme another bowl.

1 lb. hamburger, browned and drained
1 medium onion, chopped (optional)
1 small jar salsa
1 can pinto beans, drained
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can garbanzo beans, drained
1 can corn, drained
1 large can tomato juice
2 packages taco seasoning 
shredded cheddar cheese
Doritos, crunched up
sour cream

Mix meat, onion, salsa, drained beans and corn, tomato juice and taco seasoning in Crock Pot. Cook on low 6-8 hour or on high 4 hours, or until hot. Serve topped with cheddar cheese, Doritos and sour cream.

This was very yummy and made about 12 one cup servings.


  1. I'm thinking the farmer never touches this one!! Talk about FM!!! I agree, I LOVE soup too!! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. LOL - That was my first thought too... Jeff will never touch it!!!

  3. More for me!!!

    I made him sloppy joes. Didn't want him to starve or anything.

  4. I this will be on my list to make soon! just going to sub ground turkey for ground beef YUMMY