03 February 2010

what's cooking wednesdays: the super bowl edition

last year i co-hosted a big super bowl blowout for me and my closest 40 friends. and by co-host, i mean friend e allowed us to use the game/tv room at her awesomely huge new house and i cooked. a lot. the centerpiece of my menu was my beloved aunt's taco soup recipe. i have wonderful childhood memories revolving around this soup and snow days with my cousins. the recipe has seen me through to adulthood, where my mom and i have both won a few chili cookoffs with a few recipe adjustments. i made two massive slow cookers full of this, and there was not a bit leftover. {if your friends aren't as gluttonous as mine, it freezes beautifully}.

aunt martha's award-winning taco soup
1-2 lbs. ground meat {chicken, turkey, or beef}*, browned with
1 small onion
add:
1 can chopped green chiles
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 package taco seasoning mix
1 package dry ranch dressing mix
1 can hominy, undrained
3 cans stewed, diced, or crushed tomatoes, undrained
1 can kidney beans, undrained
1 can pinto beans, undraines
2 or more cups water

Simmer for 30 minutes. {i tend to just throw everything in the slow cooker in the morning and leave it on low all day. this soup is very low maintenance.}

*i prefer to use a shredded rotisserie chicken and brown the onion on its own.

p.s. this goes beautifully with ina's yummy jalapeno cheddar cornbread!

2 comments:

icing on the cake said...

That sounds fabulous. I think I'll get that together this weekend - I need nice healthy lunches that are easy to reheat. Happy superbowl!

Short Southern Momma said...

I have been wanting to try to make taco soup forever...your recipe sounds fabulous!! Thanks! XOXO