This is one of those soups that whole family enjoys because it can be customized by toppings. It’s also a crock pot soup so it makes for an easy dinner. I even prep my toppings in the morning while the meat is browning and put them in the fridge. That way, at dinner time, everyone is eating in less than 10 minutes!
A note – I use my own ranch seasoning in this recipe. I like the recipe for the dry mix from The Crafty Blog Stalker. I make my actual ranch dressing from this mix slightly different than her version. The dry mix, though, is something I’ve now used a couple of years.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 can black beans
- 1 can kidney beans
- 1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
- 1 8 oz. diced green chiles
- 1 package taco seasoning mix (or your own mix)
- 2 Tablespoons dry ranch mix
- Toppings you like: shredded lettuce, corn chips, sour cream, grated cheddar, sliced olives, chopped green onions, hot sauce, etc...
- Brown ground beef in a large skillet. When almost brown, add diced onions and continue to saute until the onion is tender.
- Place the beef and onion mixture into a crock pot and add in the other ingredients, except the toppings.
- Cook on low 6-8 hours.
- Serve with topping bar.