This post is a repost from Jan. 16, 2012 enjoy!
The other night we were invited over to eat at a new friend's house. Can you believe it someone actually invited our whole family over to their house to eat? Well we were so excited and to tell you the truth I was a bit worried that the young lady would have enough food to feed our hungry group. We prayed about it and decided that if they didn't have enough then we could run to the store or back home and grab something. It was alright though she was prepared and had her crock pot on and going for us. She said that it was really easy and all you had to do was open a bunch of cans. It didn't taste like a bunch of cans it was to die for! Yumola, hearty and we had seconds and took some home to have for lunch the next day! Below is the recipe that she shared with me.
The recipe for Santa Fe Soup:
1lb browned ground beef (or venison)
2 cans pinto beans
2 cans corn
1 can hominy
2 cans Rotel diced tomatoes (I choose Original or Mild)
2 cans red/kidney beans
1 or 2 cans diced tomatoes
1 pkg (about 1.25oz) taco seasoning
1 pkg (about 1-2oz) Ranch Dressing mix
*Add all ingredients in a crock-pot and turn on the heat! Depending on when you want to eat it, turn to low (if its gonna sit a few hours) or high if you want it to heat quickly. Make sure you've browned the ground meat before you add it to the pot. When adding in the canned goods, DON'T DRAIN ANY -POUR THE WHOLE THING IN... all the juice makes up the "soup" liquid. Stir occasionally and E-N-J-O-Y! Tastes great with cheese melted on top and served with Tostito chips!
*You can add or subtract from the recipe as much as you'd like. More cans, less cans, different beans, no hominy...whatever works for your family. This recipe easily feeds 4-6 people. The more you add, the more it feeds.
*Other than using the Rotel brand diced tomatoes, I use generic (or cheapest) brands for everything else. Almost all of these ingredients are less than a buck!
Such a simple, inexpensive, filling, and DELICIOUS meal! You can put the leftovers in a Tupperware and freeze them to use later (the soup can last a long time in the freezer and is available whenever you want a quick heat-it-up meal)... tastes just as good the 2nd and 3rd time around! :)
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