Fun with Food Friday – Easiest Taco Soup

by Mama Chocolate on March 25, 2011

Mama Chocolate

Welcome to Week 4 of Fun with Food Friday
(ALERT: Read to the bottom for extra bonus entries opportunity!)

Check The Not-So-Secret Confessions of a First Time Mom for another recipe review this week!

Today’s recipe comes from reader Amanda E
It’s quick, delicious, and the ingredients are easy to always have on hand! 

Easiest Taco Soup
1 can black beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can enchilada sauce (this is the secret ingredient)
1 can refried beans
2 cans some sort of juicy tomatoes (diced, sauce, crushed/pureed) use more or less depending on how thin/thick you want the soup
If you like corn in soup, throw in a can of that or a few handfuls from the bag in the freezer. 
And that could be it. It’s extra good if you keep little bags of taco meat in the freezer. Otherwise you could brown a pound of ground beef and season it with taco seasonings to put in too.

You can warm it slowly in the crock pot if you’re going to be gone or working on a project or visiting with friends. Or you can heat it over the stove in about 15 minutes. You get bonus points if you can serve it with cornbread.

I was cooking for a bunch of people, (including two teenage boys,) so I doubled it!
So quick and easy! You literally just throw every thing in your soup pot, (or crock pot!) and warm it up!
I even had time to whip up PW’s Pico de Gallo and Guacamole!
Delicious with tortilla chips and spooned on top of the soup with a dollop of sour cream! 

I’ve made this at least three times in the last 2 weeks. 
It is SO good, and is awesome for my “I-forgot-to-do-anything-about-dinner-and-it’s-7pm” moments.
Very rare, of course.

 Also an excellent candidate for a make-ahead crock pot meal!

We’ll be doing this again next Friday, and we need your recipes!
To encourage ya’ll to produce your tasty gems, I’m offering 10 extra entries into any ONE giveaway of your choice for each recipe you submit, (you can send me as many as you like!)

Just send the recipe(s) to and tell me which current giveaway(s) you’d like your extra entries to go into. I’ll add the entries!

Don’t forget to check The Not-So-Secret Confessions of a First Time Mom to see what Michelle cooked up this week!

If you have a blog post about a favorite recipe, I’d love it if you’d comment with a link to it!
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Mama Chocolate

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