Crock Pot Recipe for Taco Soup

IMG_2551 I thought I would share with you one of my favorite fall Crock Pot meals.  The original recipe called it Taco soup, but  we just call it chili at our house.  Matt says “taco soup” just sounds wrong.  He said ” who wants to drink a taco?”  He makes me laugh….so at our house it is Chili.

I like to make this meal on a day that I know I am going to be busy, prep only takes a few minutes.  Plug it in and a few hours later you have a yummy hot meal.  My whole family enjoys this meal.  Plus you can do the prep work the  night before if you want, keep it in the refrigerator and then cook it the next day.

IMG_2542Start out with 1 lb of ground beef,  break up into bite size pieces on the bottom of the crock pot.

IMG_25431 medium sized onion- diced

IMG_2544Add one Taco Seasoning packet any brand ( normally I sprinkle it over the meat, but I did it this way so you can see it in the photo)

IMG_2545Add 2 cans of beans (15 oz)  any kind will work we use black beans because that is what my family likes.  You could cook your own beans it would cost less,  2 cans equals about 3-4 cups of cooked beans.

IMG_2546Add 1 can of whole sweet corn (15 oz)

IMG_2547Add 1 can of Tomato soup ( 10 oz)  and also add 1 small can of tomato sauce ( 8 oz)

IMG_2548If you want it thick like chili add one cup water.  But if you want it a little thinner like soup add 2 cups of water.

IMG_2549Put the lid on and cook on high for 2 hours.  After two hours stir, and turn down the temp down to low, cook another 1-2 hours.  Or you can just cook it on low for 4-5 hours  till done.

Eat with cheese, sour cream, dices tomatoes, onions and chips!  Hope you enjoy!