Thursday, November 29, 2007

Can Opener Soup

Have I mentioned how much I love my crock pot? I think it's the best technological advancement in ages. It's like having hired help as far as I'm concerned. Tonight, the house was filled with a wonderful aroma, and our tummies were filled with one of our favorite meals.

A couple of years ago my mom gave me this recipe for Taco Soup. When you see the ingredient list, you'll understand why the kids and I decided it needed a different name. I'm sure the die hard foodies out there will turn their noses up, but around here, super easy and really tasty trump gourmet any day. Enjoy!

Can Opener Soup

2 lb hamburger
1 diced onion
1 can Ro-tel
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 can chili ready tomatoes
1 can light kidney beans
1 can chili beans
1 can corn
1 can hominy
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 pkg ranch dressing mix
tortilla chips
shredded cheese

Brown ground beef with onions. Combine cooked beef, canned goods (undrained), and dry mixes in large crock pot. (I've used a 4 qt, but it always makes me nervous that it's too full. A 6 qt is much better.) Cook on low for 4-5 hours. Serve with tortilla chips and shredded cheese.


Simple Blog Writer said...

What the heck is Ro-Tel??

momof3gr8kids said...

That is too funny! I hadn't even thought about Ro-Tel being a Southern phenomenon. Sorry about that. It's just diced tomatoes with green chilies. If it's not in your grocery store, you could just use more diced tomatoes and throw in a can of green chilies.