Toby's Taco Soup

June 21, 2008

I got this recipe from a real Rancher I knew once. His parents ran a ranch and in the Summer they hired a gazillion Ranch hands to "run" the cattle. This recipe has been cut down by about 10 times, since Toby's mom made it for about 25 starving ranch-men. It has been a staple in our family ever since I got it. Thanks Toby!

1-2 lbs. ground beef
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 can pinto beans
1 can black beans
1 qt. tomato juice
1 pkg. taco seasoning

optional additions
2 c. frozen corn
1 can diced tomatoes

- In a large pot brown meat and onions, drain if needed.
- add taco seasoning packet. Stir to coat beef mixture.
- Dump in remaining ingredients.
- Bring to boil. Leave at hard boil for 30 minutes, uncovered.
- salt and pepper to taste.
- to serve top with shredded cheddar cheese, black olives,sour cream, green onions and taco chips.

To Freeze
- portion out individual servings by spooning soup into ziplock disposable bowls. DO NOT COVER with lids. Place on cookie sheet and flash freeze in freezer for 4 hours. Write "Taco Soup" on lids with permanent marker adding a green sticker. Cover with lids. stack in freezer.

To Reheat
From frozen: Open one edge of lid to vent. cook in microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir. Continue cooking in two minute intervals (stirring in between) until desired temperature. Add toppings or eat plain.


Teresa August 21, 2009  

Just finishing this up for dinner, right now! So easy...great with chips. I will definitely freeze the rest for a quick lunch later next week. Thanks for the great recipe. :)

Anonymous,  August 26, 2010  

we love this! I make a HUGE batch at least once a month and freeze it. The hubby takes it to work for lunch or we heat it for a quick dinner. one of my all time favorites. Thanks!

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