Tidy Mom is hosting Soup-a-Palooza today and though I wasn't going to post until Wednesday, I just had to put in my two cent's worth and show my family's favorite: Taco Soup! I know there are about a thousand versions of this out on the internet, and truthfully, I can't remember where this one originated from, but I think the ranch dip mix has got to be the secret ingredient that makes it the best!
Taco Soup for the crock pot
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 pkg. mild taco seasoning mix
1 pkg ranch dip seasoning mix
1 can Rotel
1 can water ( use the Rotel can)
1 can chopped green chilies (I use the mild ones)
1 can corn, undrained
1 can pintos, undrained
Brown the meat and onion, then mix into the crock pot with all else. Cook on low 6 hours. Serve with Fritos and grated cheddar.Yuuum......no leftovers!
So that was our dinner last night, and here was our dessert:
I had fun making strawberry cupcakes and chocolate covered strawberries - once I saw how much they were charging for them at HEB I thought (once again) "I can do that!" Yes - they were delicious!
I hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day - bring on Spring!