Potluck recipe to die for…Taco Soup (chili) recipe

Okay, maybe I am a little dramatic. But this recipe is damn good. Taco Soup doesn’t sound very good, but it is. Promise!!! Football season is in full gear, baseball season is wrapping up, and with the holidays coming up…everyone is gathering around food!!! I love to hate potlucks.  An event where there’s a great variety of food, but ugh…jello salad and main courses that are meant to be warm but are soggy and cold. Uhm, yeah. No. Nooooooo!!! #depressing

Don’t stress. Sit back and relax. I have the best recipe for you. It’s perfect for the fall and your friends are going to think you’re a whole lot of awesome. As long as you know how to open canned goods, you’re golden. This recipe is so simple.


Recipe:  Taco soup

  • 2lbs ground beef
  • 4 TBSP of oil (I use Avocado oil)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cans (4 oz) chopped green chilis
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 can 15-16 oz of each, rinsed and drained- pinto beans, kidney beans, hominy, black beans and corn
  • 3 cans of stewed dices or petite tomatoes
  • 1 package of taco seasoning
  • 1 package of dry ranch dressing
  • 1 to 2 cups water (I like my soup on the chunkier side, so I use about 1 cup)
  • Shredded cheese and sour cream to top*
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced*
  • 4 stalks of celery, chopped*

*These are optional ingredients.

Instructions: If you like diced onions, garlic and celery, go ahead and add oil to a pan. Add onions, garlic and celery. Sauté until the onions are translucent. If you don’t like celery and garlic, skip this.
Cook beef and chopped onion in a pan. Drain fat. In a large pot, add cooked beef and onion and chopped green chilis, ranch and the taco seasoning. Allow these to merry. Once mixed, add all remaining ingredients except the cheese and sour cream.  Bring to a boil and then simmer for 30 minutes.  If you’re serving this at a potluck or an ongoing event (such as a game), transfer this to a crockpot and keep it on warm. If you’re using a crockpot, be sure to line it with these handy crockpot liners found here. These things are life-savers…ok, not so much but they save you time and the hassle of cleaning. Thank me later.
Serve and top with cheese and sour cream. You can also serve this with tortilla chips or over white or brown rice.
Serve. Inhale. Smile. Enjoy!!!

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