Thursday, September 17, 2009

Show Us Your Life - Go-To Recipes

I don't know about you all, but I have had a LONG week.  And not only does Friday bring the weekend, but it also brings another edition of Kelly's Korner, Show Us Your Life.  This week is our favorite "Go-To Recipes."

Those of you who read my blog regularly know that I have had several kitchen disasters over the past couple of months.  That being said - I think that I am going to benefit immensely from this week's blog hop!!

I've decided to share with you all a recipe for Mexican Soup that my friend Stacey shared with me when we first started seminary.  I was trying to find ways of cooking that was simple, quick and inexpensive, but also that could easily be refrigerated or frozen for leftovers.  Enjoy!!

Mexican Soup

1 14 oz. can kidney beans
1 14 oz. can pinto beans
1 14 oz. can whole kernel yellow corn
1 14 oz. can hominy
2 14 oz. cans diced tomatoes
1 10 oz. can rotel tomatoes with green chilies
2 lbs ground beef
1 packet dry ranch dressing mix
1 packet mild taco seasoning mix

Brown ground beef.  Drain.  Add the rest of the ingredients to the ground beef and cook on low for a minimum of one hour.  This recipe makes approximately five quarts.

A couple of notes:
- You can serve it like you would chili, with sour cream, cheese and tortilla chips - YUM!!
- If you're not a big red meat eater, use ground turkey instead, you can't really taste the difference.
- This is definitely something that can cook all day in the slow cooker - brown the meat on the stove and then combine everything in the slow cooker, cook on low (or warm) until you're ready to eat.

Happy Cooking!!


  1. Mexican soup sounds yummy!! can't wait to try it!

  2. Great recipe!just in time for fall and winter.I'll have to make this in the crock pot on Sunday morning to enjoy after church!Thanks!

  3. That sound amazing, I have never used hominy, but I really like it! I will have to give this soup a try! Thanks for sharing.

  4. this sounds good for a fall evening soon! I'm a "Sarah Elizabeth", too! :)

  5. bet that's really tasty -- I've never cooked with hominy either and I enjoy trying new ingredients!

  6. Congratulations on your recent wedding and your upcoming ordination. I will certainly add your name to my prayer list and ask that God watch over you through your schooling this year. I would love for you to join me at for Crock Pot Wednesday. Come check it out. The slow cooker is such a great tool for me during the school year especially.

  7. This sounds so yummy! Can't wait to try it once the weather turns colder.

  8. My crockpot is one of my best friends. Can't wait to try this soon!
    Thank you so much for sharing!

  9. This looks so yummy! Perfect for a cool Fall day:) Thanks for sharing.

  10. I'm with you...when I got married, I dropped my maiden name and made my first and middle be... "Sarah Elizabeth!" :) And that made my new initials SEC- which my husband thinks is meant to be, since he's such a big Alabama football fan (but loves the SEC as a whole! Ha!)


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