Anne Ivey’s Taco Soup

We make this all the time. It's a great recipe. I have added the onion, garlic, and green onion to this yummy recipe. I also added the substitute for Rotel in case you don't have it in the house.

I left Anne's humorous directions intact for your reading pleasure. ;)

1 lb.  ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pkt. taco seasoning or about 2 T taco seasoning (more if you like)
2 cans beans (navy, black, red, kidney, Ranch all work well), undrained
2 cans corn, undrained (can use frozen - about 16 oz.)
2 15-oz. cans stewed or diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can Rotel or 1 can diced green chilis plus 1 more can stewed or diced tomatoes
Water (your preference on the amount used)
1 pkt. Ranch dressing mix
Grated Cheddar cheese, sour cream, green onions, tortilla chips

Brown a pound of ground beef with a packet of taco seasoning (though nothing hideous happens if you forget to add the taco seasoning until later, like I did). Once the beef's browned I'd drain it if there's a lot of grease, but not bother if there isn't much. Add two cans of beans (Ranch Style works a treat), and... Two cans of corn, and.... Two cans of stewed tomatoes (I used the "Mexican style").... A can of Ro-Tel if you're only feeding Texans, but it's generally omitted in deference to Russian taste buds (it's why I used the Mexican-style stewed tomatoes - because I left out the Ro-Tel). BTW, don't drain any of the canned stuff. You'll probably want to add some more water to make it a more "soupy" consistency, as it is. Let it simmer for a bit, then add - prepare yourself - a packet of Ranch dressing mix. Let it simmer a bit more, then serve with dollops of sour cream and lots of tortilla chips. This is by memory, for the actual recipe's in the next room, and if I'm wrong I'll correct it. I didn't want a lot of soup - not one of my more intelligent decisions, as I fear D. and I will come to blows over the single bowl of leftovers tomorrow - so just used one can of each ingredient, and about 1/2 of the packets. Came out fine.

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