Monday, January 31, 2011

Taco In A Bowl

My eight year old wants to be a chef when he grows up. He is always looking out for new recipes and he is the reason we are trying out so many new dishes. On Saturday he talked me into trying Ratatouille. So, because of his love of food, cooking, and Ratatouille, from here on out he will be referred to as "Little Chef" on this blog. It's also easier than typing out "my-eight-year-old."

Anyway, Little Chef found this recipe in the January 2011 issue of The Friend. It turned out a lot better than I thought it would, and the whole family loved it...except Mr. Picky (my ten year old.)

Taco in a Bowl

1 pound ground beef, turkey, or chicken
1 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons taco seasoning (or a combo of red pepper flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin and chili powder)
2 tablespoons ranch-style powder dressing mix
1 15 ounce can of chicken broth
15 ounces of water (use the chicken broth can)
2 15 ounce cans red kidney beans including juice
1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
1 15 ounce can corn, drained
1 15 ounce can green beans, drained
tortilla chips
grated cheese

Cook the meat and onion in a skillet until completely cooked. Put the ground meat mixture into a large pot. Stir in the taco and dressing seasonings. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Bring the soup to a boil. Put the lid on the pot and cook on low for 30 minutes. To serve, place tortilla chips into a bowl, sprinkle with grated cheese, and ladle soup onto the chips.

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