Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tasty Tuesday

Here is one of those "days with a focus/purpose" I talked about in my New Year's Goals post. I wanted to do something like a Music Monday or Sunday FunDay, but those are already being done. So I setteled on Tasty Tuesday. In these posts I will highlight, with pictures, one of the meals I cooked this week.

Here is the first recipe:

Taco Soup:

  • 1 lb. of ground beef or turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can pinto beans
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can chili beans
  • 2 cans Mexican style chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can of corn
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 package ranch dressing mix

  • Brown beef or turkey in a large skillet (I put the onions in here too and season w/ pepper and some Lowry's seasoning salt)
  • Drain grease
  • Pour beef/turkey into large pot
  • Add all other ingredients (I don't drain the cans. You could if you'd like to)
  • Simmer for 1 hour
*Enjoy***If you live by yourself, this makes a ton! It's great to portion out and freeze. That way you have something quick you can toss in your lunch or thaw out for dinner. I never have enough left overs because my husband eats it all!**

So there you have it. My first recipe! Now I cannot take credit for the invention of this recipe. It is an old Weight Watchers recipe that my mom had given me. It's supposed to only be 3 points for 1 cup of the soup! You can also make this as spicy or as mild as you'd like. It's a challenge for me finding all the of the ingredients in a gluten-free variety. I end up having to cheat because I haven't found gluten-free ranch dressing mix. I guess I could just stick in a tablespoon or so of actual dressing. I also like to serve it with Tostios chips.

Please post your reviews of this recipe. If you try it, tell me how you or your family liked it. If you make alterations to it, let me know how it goes and I'll have to give it a try.

Happy cooking!


  1. Awesome new tradition! I would definitely try it...if I wasn't the pickiest eater on the face of the earth (I hate onions, beans, and tomatoes...I think I'm the only person on earth that hates tacos) but i will definitely keep coming back for more! I can't remember...did you say you wanted to be added to 1,010?

  2. Yum, that sounds good! i like spicy things, so if i make this i will let you know!

  3. Sounds delish ... I think I'll make some Saturday & will freeze some for future lunches! Thanks for the recipe!