This delicious meal is a favorite in our house. Not only is it an amazing surprise for your taste buds but it's super easy and quick to throw together in the crock pot. I got the inspiration for the recipe here. I am not a fan of all the beans and corn that her recipe calls for though, so....I made my own version and here it is. :)
1 can diced tomato
1 can black beans
1 can rotel
1 can whole kernel corn (no salt added)
1 package of taco seasoning
1 package of hidden valley ranch powder
1 lb of ground beef
First, brown the meat....
Then rinse the meat. This is important because you don't want all that fat in the soup. Plus, do you know how much fat is actually washed away, even on 97/3 meat (which I use)? It's pretty gross when you watch how many lbs of fat you wash down the drain instead of it going to your behind. :)
After rinsing the meat place it in the bottom of the crock pot and pour both of the seasoning packets over the top.
This step is crucial! Rinse the black beans. The gooey stuff that they sit in will change the entire texture of the soup if you don't.
Add all the cans - diced tomatoes, rotel, rinsed black beans and the entire contents of the whole kernel corn can. Then add 1/3 cup of water.
Stir and place the cover on top and cook on high for 4 hours.
Congratulations, you just made one of our favorite meals. :) We always add lettuce, shredded cheese, and of course sour cream but it's not required.
If you make this I would love to hear how it turned out. Did you make changes yourself?