Friday, September 18, 2009

Old Mother Hubbard Taco Soup

Ok, my cupboards weren't really BARE...

...but they were certainly getting there, and that's how I ended up with this soup.

It was a chilly, rainy day and a crockpot meal sounded perfect. I only had ground beef, canned tuna, and canned chicken to choose from, protein wise.

We'd had ground beef the night before... hm, tuna in the crockpot? I'm sure there's a recipe... didn't sound good to me. I browsed allrecipes and kept seeing taco, tortilla, mexican soups pop up in my search results.

Ahhh, I thought! I have many of those ingredients! Let's see what I can dump together...

I found:

1 can cream of chicken soup in the pantry
2/3 jar of Sam's Choice garlic and lime salsa in the fridge
1 can whole kernel corn in the pantry
1 large can chunk chicken
1 box of chicken broth (I used 1/2 of it)

I mixed these together in the crockpot... and added (guesstimate) 1 teaspoon each of chili powder and cumin powder and about 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder.

Turned on low for 4-6 hours. Oh, smelled good!

Taco Soup
Near the last hour, I realized I wanted to add some rice. So, I cooked some in my steamer and added about a cup (cooked) right before serving the soup.

Old Mother Hubbard Taco Soup was delicious!!! When I was eating it, I said to my husband, "This is my kind of comfort food!"

The soup was warm, hearty, filling, and just a bit spicy. I had to blog about it, just so I can remember the "recipe," and make it the next time I don't think I have any food in the house... :-)

Golden Sweet Cornbread Muffins are the perfect "bread" to go with this soup!

Recommend: YES

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Jamie and Emily said...

I think I know what we are having for dinner tonight! =) Mmmm, was thinking about a crockpot dinner and this sounds great! =)

Anonymous said...

I wanted a crock pot idea tonight but changed my mind. Wish I had found this one before we ate leftovers. Love your creativity. Will try this one.

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