Taco Soup….it’s popular in these parts!

Here’s what we had cookin’ at Home and The Range this weekend….

Taco Soup!

It seems to be a popular dish here in Kentucky. Funny…I moved here from the Southwest and never heard about this tasty soup before. So…Poppy (my husband) and I decided to gather some of the kids around the chuck wagon  (it was really the kitchen table) …and give it a try.

It was great! 

 Taco Soup

The Roundup...Taco Soup Ingredients

1 lb. lean ground beef

1 onion, chopped

1 pkg taco seasoning

1 pkg ranch seasoning, dry

2 large cans diced tomatoes, undrained

1 small can Rotel, undrained

*2 cans black beans

*2 cans pinto beans

1 cup frozen corn (or  one can of  corn)


* For this batch we used one can black beans, one can pinto beans and one can Bush’s Grillin’ Beans. You could use any variety or blend of beans.

In a large pot…combine beans, diced tomatoes, Rotel and frozen corn. Heat…and simmer while cooking the ground beef and onion.

Beans, Tomatoes & Corn...a Pretty Medley of Colors


Chop onion and cook in 2 T. oil and 1 T. butter…until transparent and lightly browned.Then add to the bean mixture…continue heating.

Poppy Chops Onion...we won't tell him he doesn't have to slice them first...he was being very helpful.

Brown the ground beef and drain. Then…add the dry ranch seasoning packet along with the taco seasoning packet and mix well.

Adding Seasonings to Ground Beef

Then…add the ground beef/seasoning mixture to the bean mixture.

Heat, Simmer...

Heat and then simmer until flavors are well blended…about 20 – 30 minutes.

 And…serve with grated cheese (we used a blend of colby, cheddar and monterey jack), a dollop of sour cream and chopped green onion. 

 It is a bit spicey…but we had a four year old that  enjoyed it with us.  She is soooooooo cute!

Tasty Taco Soup and Cheesy Cornbread...quick,easy...great!

We enjoyed our soup with warm cheesy cornbread. I added a cup of the same cheese blend to my cornbread batter.  If you should feel inclined to enjoy this same combination…the cornbread is great on it’s own…but we had butter on it and the little one had honey on hers. Finger lickin’ good!

Cheesy Cornbread...Yum!


This is a hearty, quick and easy…delicious meal! 

Of course we had dessert!…Stay tuned for more…let this hearty dish settle for a while!

But…if you missed it…check out Grandma’s Pudding at http://athomeandtherange.blogspot.com

(I used to be over there). That would be a nice finish for this meal too. Hmmmm…so many choices.

From Home and The Range…May your day be blessed, simply…with great food and loved ones to share it with!

I hope you enjoyed your visit!


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