Well, i'm starting to lose a bit of steam with coming up with new recipes every week, so I decided to try something new and make a soup. So many of the yummy soup recipes I've come across have a million ingredients so I decided to find one using just my items in the pantry this week. It's more ingredients than I typically prefer, but I had everything on hand and so it was simple.
1 lb ground beef
1 taco seasoning packet
1 can whole corn, with liquid
1 can kidney beans, with liquid
1 can chili beans, with liquid
1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
2 c. water
1 can peeled and diced tomatoes
1 (4oz) can diced green chili peppers
1 tbsp minced garlic
I know I've mentioned before that for me, crockpot(ting?) should be a one step process, so I just dump the ground beef into the crock to brown. I just can't understand browning it before when the slow cooker does it perfectly! So for this recipe, I combined everything the night before and then just took it straight from the fridge and plugged it in. Cook on Low for 8 hours and it's done.
Now, if you like it more soupy you could add more water or other liquid. This was just perfect for us though...it tasted like a really yummy chili but with more liquid. It wasn't watered down at all and I don't think i'd change anything next time I do it. With regards to the actual recipe above, I use more green chilis...mostly because the green chili cans i have are 8oz and we really like green chilis so we use the whole thing. Also, I put some minced garlic in, maybe a tablespoon, because I think most things are better with garlic. A recipe like this is simple to add/omit whatever you have on hand and make it your own. Enjoy :)