Monday, July 25, 2016

July's Must Make Meal -- Taco Soup

Who else has a weekly taco night? Our menu usually includes taco night at least once a week. But because I was getting tired of the same old same old, I looked for a way to spice Taco Tuesday up a bit. That's when I discovered the tasty dish that is taco soup. While it might not be a taco or burrito, it still gives you the flavor of such, just in a bowl. It's so simple, feeds a crowd and tastes amazing. In the beginning of July, I put together 5 freezer meals and this is the only one that I plan to make again; it's that good (and the others were that bad!). But enough raving about how good it, let me show you.

The prep for this is easy and can be down the night before. The "work" part of this meal is chopping the onion and browning the ground turkey. But that's still simple enough, right? Here is the full recipe.


1 pound turkey, browned and drained of fat
1 can of crushed tomatoes with chilies
8 ounces of sweet corn
1 can of black beans
1 can of kidney beans
1 medium onion
1 taco seasoning packet

Combine all the ingredients in your crock pot, add a cup of water and let cook for 6-8 hours on low, the longer the better. 

We topped ours with cheese and Fritos because both make everything better. This dish was a hit with the whole family. It's full of flavor, is simple to prepare and clean-up is a breeze. If you wanted to make this a freezer meal, omit the seasoning and water and add that in once you've thawed your frozen ingredients and placed them in the cooker.

Since my other meals were a bust, I'm on the lookout for soups and chowders to make in the crock pot. I've looked on Pinterest and here are a few that I've found and plan to try over the next month or so.

Don't those sound amazing? I think I'm going to to aim to make one a week, with the option to have leftover for lunch for the Mister and I. Be sure to visit Whitney at Polka-Dotty Place, Kate from Cup of Tea and Whitney at Come Home for Comfort to see what new meals they discovered this month. 

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