It is a chilly evening here in the Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. area. As a Georgia Girl, I have come to really love “northern” winters…yes I am fully aware that VA is still the “south” but they don’t serve sweet tea everywhere so, to me, it is the north. 😉
Nothing warms my heart more than some good ol comfort food. So tonight I am making a recipe adapted from the one I found on Cat on a Limb’s blog – Taco Soup!
*I have not yet created my Ratings Scale so bear with me.
1 pound ground beef
1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, diced 3 teaspoons onion powder
2 cans (15 oz) black beans
2 cans (15 oz) corn (I used white corn, it’s smaller and sweeter)
1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes (I use no salt added)
1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
2 c water
1 packet taco seasoning (I used 30% less sodium)
Optional: Shredded Cheddar Cheese and Sour Cream
Step 1: Brown the ground beef in a stock pot. (Trust me on this you will need a big pot)
Step 2: Drain fat from the ground beef after it is cooked and set beef aside.
Step 2.5: If you do not have a boyfriend who hates onions then you would place the 1/2 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in the pot and cook the diced onions until tender.
Step 3: In the stock pot, add all of the remaining ingredients (except cheese and sour cream) to the ground beef.
Step 4: Heat until boiling.
Step 5: Serve with optional cheddar cheese and sour cream topping.
Did you sense my sadness in step 2.5? If Garrett had a food blog it would be 86Onions. He likes the flavor but not the crunch. Sometimes I will puree an onion just to get the freshness in there but as you can tell I wasn’t up for anything too involved tonight.
This recipe is SUPER easy and quick to make. Warning..it makes a TON. Either for a big family or lots of leftovers. I haven’t tried freezing any of it down yet so maybe I should try that and see how it works.
Truth: I was not going to post this recipe as my first recipe, but once you see what Garrett has in mind for dinner tomorrow you will see why I just couldn’t let that be the first recipe post..LOL