Friday, January 7, 2011

SNP aka Taco Soup...

I love to cook, bake, can...just being in the kitchen creating is my favorite place to be. Making soups and stews is a so enjoyable on these cold winter days. It's such a great feeling having a pot of hot delicious soup simmering on the back of the stove...ready for the next cold hungry family member coming in from outside.

While looking around the internet I saw a recipe for Taco soup. Why hadn't I thought of that?! I love stuffed pepper soup which is made my throwing all of the ingredients for stuffed peppers in a pot, so why not do the same with Taco's? My family loves tacos.

Anyone who knows me knows that my favorite way to cook is to throw things together. I start with a basic idea and then just start adding things, tasting, correcting what I don't like and calling it food. The downside? It makes it hard to duplicate the same thing again. Well here's a shot at telling you how I made Taco Soup aka S#*t N a Pot (SNP).

I browned up about 1 1/2# ground beef, added a onion and green pepper finely diced. Drain off excess fat. Then stir in a can of corn, black beans and chopped tomatoes, all UNdrained. For seasoning I added taco seasoning, garlic, salt, pepper, hot sauce and cumin...all to taste. At the end I added about 1/4 cup parmesan cheese. When you serve it you could top the soup with smoked cheddar cheese, Doritos, corn chips or anything along those lines. You might like to stir in a dallop of sour cream. I hope you enjoy this very easy, flexible and delicious soup.


Amy Johnson said...

Mmmm. It sounds and looks delicous! But, did it give you any heartburn? I love spicy foods, but I always have a problem with that.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OH WOW ... first of all your background looks awesome!!

Secondly, the soup looks yummy! Was it as good as it looked?? I'm sure it was with the coming from your cleverly creative mind!!

Lana said...

Carolyn I love your blog thanks for sharing all these great ideas I check it often!!

Kymberly Foster Seabolt said...

I love taco soup anyway and your version sounds fantastic.

Thanks for the inspiration!

You need a recipe section on your new website/blog. Good luck with that too!