From new cook books, to a "Queen" wine glass (for those special Mommy needs a time out moments), to measuring cups, a Twinkie bake set, ceramic skillet and many more, it was a great foodie Christmas! One of my favorites, and something I wished and wished for was a new Crock Pot! My mom outdid her self. It's a beauty and such a improvement over my 1970's version that was nice, but just needed upgraded!
So on the 26th, what better recipe to try out than a new soup for said Crock Pot??? I was like a little kid playing with his new video games, I was so excited. I woke up, knowing I was headed into the kitchen to test out my new toy.
This soup couldn't be easier. Seriously browning meat, chopping some onions and opening a few cans is all it takes to have a piping hot bowl of soup on the table for supper. It's so incredibly filling too! Believe me after the snow storm hit Wednesday we were very happy to be sitting down to this at the end of a cold, blustery day!
Thank you to everyone who helped to make me such a blessed food blogger this Christmas. I thank you. My family thanks you. And all EMM fans everywhere thank you!
Black Bean Taco Soup From Gooseberry Patch
1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, undrained
1 ( 15 oz) can chili beans, undrained
1 ( 15 oz) can corn, undrained
1 ( 28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 (1 oz) packet taco seasoning
1 ( 1 oz) packet ranch dressing mix
Salt and Pepper to taste
Shredded Cheese, optional for topping
Tortilla Chips, optional for topping
Place all ingredients in slow cooker, except toppings. Stir well. Cook on LOW for 6 hours, stirring occasionally. Top with tortilla chips and cheese.
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