Susan Spess Shay

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What Do You Call It?

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In honor of Alpha and Omega’s visit to Ted’s yesterday, I’m going to share my recipe for Taco Soup. (Mexican flavor, low calorie. LOL)

This soup actually has lots of different names. It’s a Weight Watchers recipe my friend, Marilyn Pappano, shared with me several years ago, and she called it just that. Taco Soup. (I believe she told me it had a point a cup. Makes me wish I could live on Taco Soup.)

My family doesn’t call it Taco Soup. The concoction has three cans (at least) of beans in it. You can guess what we call it! LOL.

Walking Buddy, Carollea calls it Chili Soup.

If I’d invented it, I’d have named it Can-Can soup. 🙂

Here are the ingredients:

1 lb hamburger
1 Can chili beans (undrained)
1 Can pinto beans (undrained)
1 Can red beans (undrained)
1 Can corn (undrained)
1 Can Rotel (undrained)
1 package taco seasoning
1 package dry Ranch Dressing mix

Brown hamburger meat, drain fat. Add beans, corn, Rotel, taco seasoning and Ranch Dressing mix. Bring soup to a slow simmer and cook for half an hour or so. (Or just until it’s hot–depending on how hungry you are.)

No matter what you call this soup, I call it good!

What would you call it?

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Author: Susan Shay

For as long as I can remember, I've loved two things--reading and people--and that led me to become a writer. Many of my stories are set in Small Town Worlds. I'm a wife, mother, sibling and an aunt. I have a deep faith in God, and an exciting life in Christ. Maybe I shouldn't be (after all, he's God!) but I'm constantly amazed at the things He's up to. :)

7 thoughts on “What Do You Call It?

  1. From our cooking archives, Judy call it Taco Soup
    BROWN 2 POUNDS HAMBURGER WITH CHOPPED ONIONS-DRAIN
    ADD FOLLOWING
    3 CANS STEWED TOMATOES
    2 CANS PINTO BEANS
    1/4 CAN ROTEL
    1 SMALL CAN CHILIES
    1 PACKAGE TACO MIX
    1 PACKAGE HIDDEN VALLEY SEASONING
    1 1/2 CUP WATER

    COOK TILL DESIRED FLAVOR.

    Are you two related? 🙂

    • Close, Larry. Really close. Ours might be spicier, yours more tomato-y. (And healthier. 🙂 ) I added green beans to mine last night because they make it so pretty and I think I’ll add another can of Rotel before we eat it again.

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  3. Judy has such tender taste buds and mine were burnt out as a child eating off of other plates. 🙂

  4. I was debating what to have for dinner tonight, leaning toward Italian sausage, bean and pasta soup, then I saw this. Yumm! I haven’t had it in ages, and the leftovers are sooo good.

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