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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Taco Soup

Remember when I used to do Wednesday's Walk? Well, it hasn't completely gone away and there are still two parts of Grady's service that I want to share. But, Lynnette has started something new called "So We Don't Forget". You can click on the button above to learn more.

This is my first time participating, and today is a little different in that we are supposed to share one of our favorite main dishes for fall. I have several that I could post, but I've chosen my Taco Soup recipe. I got this recipe from my sweet friend Lee Ann. I have made it countless times because it's hearty, yummy, filling, and best of all, EASY!


1 lb ground meat (beef, turkey, chicken)
1 package of dry taco seasoning mix
1 package of dry ranch dressing mix (found in salad dressing section)
1 can petite cut diced tomatoes
1 can Rotel
1 or 2 cans of corn
1 can black beans
1 can pinto beans

Brown meat until done. Mix all ingredients together in pot. Do not drain cans. You can add a little water if soup is too thick. Bring to a boil, and it's ready. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and shredded cheese on top, if desired. Great with tortilla chips for dipping.


You can make this as spicy as you like. I use mild taco seasoning and mild rotel because of my kids, but you can use the regular or hot versions if you want a little more "kick". I have also made it without the meat before. You can add extra beans to make a hearty vegetarian version.

This is a definite favorite for our family! Hope you enjoy it, too!



  1. I have got to try this. I've heard about it but have never seen a recipe. I'm sure the family will love it.

  2. This may be dinner tonight!! Looks very yummy

  3. I'm so sorry I changed Wednesday's Walk before you got to finish telling your story about Grady. I hope you'll still share though.

    I've been needing more soup recipes and this sounds great. Thanks for sharing Tonya.

  4. Yummy. I have the same recipea and love it... see we even cook the same things:) I had to totally laugh when you said you would never get a tatoo because you are too chicken.

    I am totally not a tatoo kind of girl, but once Samuel died I knew that I wanted something permanent of him with me. Really, after the emotional pain of the last year, the physical pain was nothing.

    I would love to hear the rest about Grady's service sometime too:) Thinking of and praying for you!