Jul 022010

I made this for dinner last night. It is one of my favorites and super easy!!

the Ingredients

Putting them in the Pot

All Mixed Up

Already ready already!

Easy Taco Soup

1 1/2 pounds chicken breast, ground *
1 whole onion, chopped
1 16 ounce can chili beans in zesty sauce, with liquid
1 15 ounce can kidney beans, with liquid
1 15 ounce can corn, with liquid
1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
2 cups water
1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
1 4 ounce can diced green chiles
1 1.25 ounce packet taco seasoning mix

In a medium skillet, cook the ground chicken until browned over medium heat. Drain, and set aside.

Place the ground chicken, onion, chili beans, kidney beans, corn, tomato sauce, water, diced tomatoes, green chile peppers and taco seasoning mix in a slow cooker. Mix to blend, and cook on Low setting for 8 hours.

* I just use left over taco meat. I always make too much so I save it for this and Taco Chicken Pizza.

You can also use ground turkey or ground beef. It just depends on what you like.

Jun 182010

It was sort of left overs night. This is a favorite for me and Justin, not so much for the little one but she’s super picky!!!

Big Bowl o’ Cheese!

the Ingredients


Fresh from the Oven

On my Plate!

Taco Chicken Pizza

1 13.6 ounce can refrigerated pizza crust dough
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, ground
1 1.25 ounce packet taco seasoning mix
1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
1/2 11 ounce can canned corn, drained
1/2 15 ounce can canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 15 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded (2 to 3 cups)

Heat oven to 400°F. Spray or grease 15×10-inch or larger dark or nonstick cookie sheet. Unroll dough on cookie sheet; starting at center, press dough into 15×10-inch rectangle. Prebake crust for about 7 minutes. This will stop the crust from getting soggy.

In 10-inch skillet, cook ground chicken, taco seasoning mix and water as directed on package. Set aside. Or you can use left over taco meat.

Pour tomato sauce on crust, leaving 3/4 inch lip around the outside for crust. Sprinkle taco meat, corn, black bean, and diced tomatoes over tomato sauce. Add cheese (lots of cheese!)

Bake 13 to 16 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.

I like this recipe because you can just throw whatever you want on it and it always comes out good!!!