Thursday, November 12, 2009

Taco Soup

That's Taco Soup. It's delicious. And I'd love to share the recipe but it's a long road to get there, so hang with me.

When I was around 12 or 13 years old my mom joined a bowling league. Every Tuesday night she had to leave the house around 5 p.m. to head to the local bowling alley. She had to get dinner on the table for our family of 5, fast. So Tuesday nights became pizza night. As a result, Tuesday nights became my favorite night of the week. You have to understand that my family just did not do fast food back then. We went to Western Sizzlin' for mother's day but that was about it. This whole take out thing was new and exciting and Pizza Hut secured a place in my heart forever.

But back to bowling. Each year the ladies would have a party and everyone would bring food. One year, one of the other bowlers brought Taco Soup and my mom got the recipe. It's more like a chili than a soup. Thick, hearty, beany, delicious. It also has half a pound of Velveeta in it, which, coincidentally, has a permanent place in my heart, too.

Taco Soup (from the Tuesday Night Ladies Bowling league potluck)

2 lbs ground beef, browned
1 pkg ranch dressing mix
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 can white hominy
1 can pinto beans
1 can southern ranch beans
2 cans kidney beans
1 can Rotel
8 oz Velveeta
Corn chips

Add everything to a slow cooker and set on high for 4 hours. Don't worry about draining and rinsing the beans, just dump everything in. Serve over corn chips.

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  1. Yum! I need your blog to refresh my own memories!

  2. Mmmmmmmmmm, that looks SO yummy! I am definitely going to make it.

  3. I love how food has memories! And I love food that has cheese in it ;)

  4. Yummy, this is bad for someone [me] who suffers from a disease called the munchies. (Sigh) thanks for sharing.

  5. Oh yum,yum, yum! I love the slow cooker aspect too.

  6. This looks and sounds amazing. I am definitely gonna make this for my family thanks so much for sharing this. Sorry it has been so long since I have been by your blog things have been super busy around here but I always love to read your blog.

  7. actually i hate the name of this, i visualize a taco going into some water to be boiled up, but as i look at the ingredients, i soften a little to the idea

  8. oh yum, Ali I wish we lived closer and if we did I would be inviting myself over for dinner often!

  9. Looks scrumptious...ill be sure to try that very soon. story's like that always make the food taste even better!

  10. Oh My that sounds wonderful....gotta save this one.....

  11. This looks amazing! My favorite growing up was frito-pie, and this looks similar. I love the sour cream on top! It's the best topping ever!
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