Sunday, February 12, 2017

Slow Cooker Christmas Day Taco Soup


It just occurred to me that I have not yet shared with you an easy soup recipe that simmers all day in the slow cooker while you are busy getting a bunch of things done. So, for today's "Sip Some Soup Sunday" I'm going to give you the recipe for the soup that I made on Christmas Day.

There's a bit of a back-story here. On Christmas Day I did nothing other than cook and clean. This is because my big party is on Boxing Day, the day after Christmas. Honestly, I don't mind spending Christmas Day on my own. It's very calming; I can pretty much relax and enjoy myself between frantic bits of cooking and cleaning. I'll binge watch Christmas movies on television, always have a nice fire going in the fireplace, and it's become a bit of a ritual for me over the past number of years. Around about noon I came to the realization that while I was making all kinds of food for my party the next day, I hadn’t done anything about feeding myself that day. So, I opened up the pantry grabbed a wide variety of ingredients, all with a bit of a Mexican theme, and tossed them into the crockpot while I browned some ground chuck. As it cooked, the house was filled with the most wonderful spicy aroma, and by day’s end I dug into a most welcome and fabulous soup. This is an easy one, and it's really good.
 Slow Cooker Christmas Day Taco Soup

1 pound ground chuck, crumbled, browned, and drained
2 Tablespoons taco seasoning
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 15-oz. can black beans, drained
1 15-oz. can corn, drained
1 15-oz. can tomato sauce
1 10-oz. can Rotel tomatoes
1 15-oz. can diced tomatoes

Dump everything into the slow cooker in the order listed and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Top with whatever tickles your fancy. I used scallions, grated cheese, and crumbled Fritos.

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9 comments:

Linda said...

You had me at crumbled Fritos. ;) This looks fabulous and I happen to have most of the ingredients. Even though it's forecast to be 85 degrees today (ugh!) soup sounds really good.

Mountain Mama said...

Patti this looks amazing and definitely going on my to-make-asap list!!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

A satisfying soup to get us through winter. Love the idea of a Taco soup. Thank you for sharing this recipe at DI&DI.

Marigene said...

Another delicious looking dish to make...soups are our favorite during the winter. Thanks for sharing, Pattie.

The Lazy Gastronome said...

Looks like a delicious ANY day taco soup!! I'd love to have you share this recipe at the Taco Tuesday link up!

http://www.lazygastronome.com/taco-tuesday-taco-inspired-recipe-link-5/

The Lazy Gastronome said...

Thanks for sharing!

Jessica Pelasky said...

Sounds delicious! :)

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Fabiola Blogger said...

This soup looks good! Although as a native Mexican, I would probably top it with salsa and add lots of lime juice :)

Miz Helen said...

I love your Christmas Day Taco Soup and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
Miz Helen