Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Taco Soup- Dinner for now & Dinner for later

Taco Soup

Mmmm... I made taco soup for dinner often and it's so simple, yummy and really healthy! You can make it on the stove or in the crockpot. Either way it turns out great. This recipe makes enough for two meals. One for now and one to put in the freezer for another day. There are lots of recipes out there for taco soup. Here's how I do it:

1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 can tomato soup
1 pkg taco seasoning
2 pkg ranch seasoning
frozen corn
beans (I like kidney, black or pinto)
2 lb ground turkey, browned
1 c barley
4 soup cans of water (If you aren't using the barley, cut the water in half)

sour cream, shredded cheese & tortilla chips to top

Mix all ingredients except toppings together in a crockpot or large pot. If you cook it on the stove top, simmer until nice and hot and barley is done (probably about 15-30 minutes). In a crockpot, set on low for 4-8 hours or on high for 2-3 hours. Top and enjoy! All three of my kids gobble this up.


Elizabeth said...

I love taco soup; I'll have to try it with the barley!
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Amy said...

I have never cooked with barley.. I just may have to try this recipe. Sounds like a good recipe. :)