By: Alissa Holm
If you’re like me, there’s nothing that sounds better than eating a delicious bowl of taco soup with tortilla chips on a cold winter day. I had never made it myself until this afternoon, and the process was a lot easier than I thought it would be. After doing a little research and finding a decent recipe, I modified it a bit and the results were too good not to share.
1 lb. extra-lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can corn
1 can black beans (or whatever beans you prefer)
1–1½ cups water
2–3 T. taco seasoning
¼ t. cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
1–1½ c. shredded cheese
Brown meat with onions in a frying pan. Mix in taco seasoning and then drain off the grease.
Combine all of the remaining ingredients in a pot on medium heat. Add the meat mixture and then bring to a boil. Let simmer on medium-low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve with cheese and cilantro on top, add sour cream as desired, and eat with tortilla chips.