I realize taco soup is nothing new or fancy - in fact, when I pulled out the ward cookbook tonight, there were 4 variations! But none of them was exactly what I wanted. So I made up my own and it was a hit! The kids devoured it and it was so quick and easy to make. If you go light on the toppings, it's a pretty healthy dinner, too (protein, fiber, veggies...). Here's my recipe:
1 pound hamburger
1/2 onion, diced
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1 28-oz can crushed tomatoes
2 16-oz cans dark red kidney beans (undrained)
1 16-oz can corn (undrained)
1 envelope taco seasoning
1 c water
Brown hamburger with onion, drain grease (here's a tip: instead of trying to find a can to pour the grease into, pour it into a bowl lined with aluminum foil. Once the fat is solidified, just throw the foil away!).
Combine the meat with all remaining ingredients in a large pot. Cook over medium heat for 20 minutes.
Told you that was fast and easy! This fed my family of 6 with plenty left over. If you're only serving 4, you can freeze half for another dinner!