Please excuse the poor lighting for this photo. I have a antique 50's light in my kitchen and it was 8pm when this was taken.
I have seen many versions of Taco Soup around on the Internet. Some include 3-4 different kinds of beans, this is not chili people! :) Another recipe grossed me out stating to add a can cream of mushroom soup. Ewww! Not that I don't buy and use cream of chicken or mushroom soup. But this is TACO soup people!
I have tried to tweak this version several times, each time regretting it later. Why fix something when its not broke!?
1lb ground hamburger crumbled (not pictured)
1 cup diced onions (not pictures)
1 can diced tomatoes (do NOT drain)
1 can black beans (Drained and rinsed)
1 can of corn (Drained and rinsed) (Or 1/2 bag frozen corn)
1 large can of tomato Juice
2 pks of Taco Seasoning
2 pks of Dry Ranch Mix
Brown hamburger and onions in frying pan until meat is cooked thoroughly. Drain meat/onions if to greasy for your family. Our meat was very lean and there was no grease.
(sorry I did not get a photo of this step)
Place Corn, tomatoes, and black beans in crock pot. This is a great recipe to use those crock pot liners for.
Place meat/onion mixture in crock pot along with the taco seasoning and dry ranch mix.
Pour tomato juice until 1-2in below rim. Stir all ingredients together well.
Put on high for 3-4 hours or low for 8hours. This cooking time is important to let all the flavors blend well together. It will be well worth it I promise.
Top with some of your favorite taco toppings.
We like to just add a little shredded cheese and drop of sour cream. Serve with corn chips and fresh fruit for a great filling meal.