I had been wanting to try making taco soup for a while. Every recipe I found had loads of ingredients I don’t like; mostly in the tomato family.
So what did I do? I threw out all the stuff I didn’t like and added in a bunch of stuff that I do like. And then I forgot to add the onion. Don’t be like me.
- 2-3 chicken breasts
- 1 can black beans
- 1 can kidney beans
- 1 can whole kernel corn
- 1 can Rotel (or tomatoes and green chiles)
- 1/2 a large onion, chopped
- 1.4 C. chopped cilantro
- 2 C. chicken broth
- 1 packet taco seasoning mix (or any amounts of chili powder, garlic powder, and cumin that taste good to you)
- 1 tsp. salt
Step 1: DO NOT drain the cans. Just dump them unceremoniously into the crock pot. Add the onion (unlike me. I was sad when I realized I forgot it).
This is one of those dishes that proves experimentation can lead to something amazing. This soup is flavorful and delicious, and requires about 5 minutes of active time to make. It is especially good with a cool spoonful of sour cream melting in the middle.