Taco Soup

    ‘Tis the season for soups, no? I love this soup as well and although it it’s not as creamy and rich as the Cheeseburger Soup, it makes up for it in easy of preparation. This is another gem from Allrecipes. I love that website!

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (16 ounce) can chili beans (drained)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans (drained)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer Note: Omitted.
  • 2 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained Note: I use one; C is not a fan of tomatoes
  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning
  • 3 whole skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)
  • sour cream (optional)
  • crushed tortilla chips (optional)

    This is so easy to make it’s ridiculous. Put 1lb of chicken breasts in the fridge the night before you plan to make this so that the chicken is thawed enough to remove the paper/padding stuff attached to the bottom of it in the package. Sometimes (most of the time) I forget to do this and will put some hot water in the sink with the chicken and let it thaw in there for about 30 minutes, just until I can get that paper stuff off (does anyone know the point of this?). Put the chicken in the crock pot. I season it with salt, pepper and garlic powder on top of the taco seasoning. Put the drained corn and beans in the pot, along with the rest of the ingredients. I substitute 12oz of chicken broth (made with bouillon cubes ;)) for the beer. Turn the crock pot on high, go do whatever you need to do for about 6 or 7 hours, come home and dinner is served! If you do not not start out with frozen chicken, put the crock pot on low instead of high. The chicken is tender and flavorful. The beans and corn are hearty and healthy. The whole thing is just easy and wonderful!

Topped with cheese and sour cream

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Dixie (mom) on February 21, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Do you leave the chicken whole and not chop it up. I used hamburger and didn’t make in crock pot. I also used Hidden Valley Ranch dry mix. It’s great and adds a zip. The paper/foam in the bottom is to soak up the juices/blood from the chicken.


  2. Posted by Dixie (mom) on February 21, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    If you make meatloaf, you can put a piece of bread on the bottom and it soaks up all the grease from the hamburger. Take meatloaf out of pan and remove bread before serving.


  3. Well for the chicken soup, I just use whole chicken breasts you buy in a package. I just toss them in frozen most of the time :)
    I have done the bread before and C refuses to eat it that way lol. I think I left the bread on once and he got a bite and was traumatized. I just bought a meatloaf pan with the drainage holes in the bottom; problem solved :)


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