Sunday, October 16, 2011

Lila Mae's Taco Soup

Well the family came out tonight and we ate taco soup.

Lila Mae is my grandma.
She has a soup recipe.
Its called Taco Soup.
Its Amazing.
Even people who aren't big soup fans (me being one) crave it.
End of Story.

Every year, just as Autumn begins my Grandma makes her famous Taco Soup.
Well its famous in our family.
We love it!
Its kind of sad how much we enjoy this soup. What makes it better, it that it freezes well so we can eat it anytime.

Taco Soup
Serves: 12-16 serving

·         2 lbs. ground sirloin
·         1 large onion, diced
·         2 tsp. salt
·         Ground Cumin (starts with 1 teaspoon)
·         Chili Powder (starts with 1 teaspoon*)
·         3 cans Whole Kernel Corn
·         3 cans Pinto Beans (I use Ranch-style)
·         3 cans Ortega diced green chilis
·         3 cans Stewed diced tomatoes (use small diced tomatoes)
·         3 pkg. Hidden Valley original Ranch mix
·         3 pkg. Lawry’s Taco Mix (mild or medium heat)
·         6-8 cp. water

1.      Brown the sirloin and onion in a large skillet. (I soak up any leftover grease with paper towels)
2.      Transfer the browned beef and onions to a large slow cooker or a stockpot.
3.      Add in the corn, beans, chilies, and tomatoes.
4.      Add the salt, cumin, and chili powder to taste.
5.      Add in the Lawry’s and Ranch packages and 6 cups of water.
6.      Let simmer for several hours, stirring every so often so nothing sticks to the bottom.
7.      As it cooks down, taste it to see if it needs more salt, cumin, or chili powder.
We top our soup with tortilla chips and shredded cheese, but you could add sour cream or jalapenos.

*If you have people who do not like their food hot then 1 tsp. in enough, but if they do enjoy their food hotter, then you could add more.

-- Usually my grandma doubles the recipe so we can have 1 big family dinner together(usually 9-12 people) and then 3 households (each house has less than 4 people) can freeze the leftovers to eat whenever.

1 comment:

  1. I made this a couple days ago, and HOE-LEE-COW is it amazing! I love the ranch seasoning, and it made enough to go around and around and around. GREAT recipe -thanks so much for sharing! I shared it on my cooking blog and linked up to this post, hope you don't mind ;)