From Corrin: I found the recipe on a website called Six Sisters Stuff. I followed the recipe mostly (I added a packet of dry ranch dressing)
1 lb ground beef (or ground turkey tastes so good in this recipe too!)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 package mild taco seasoning mix
1 16 oz can corn (undrained)
1 16 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed (you could use kidney beans or pinto beans)
1 14 oz can stewed tomatoes
1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 4 oz can diced green chilis
Other taco toppings you like (cheese, sour cream, avocado, etc)
Brown meat and onion, drain.
Stir in taco seasoning, corn, black beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and green chilis. Simmer on low heat for 20 to 30 minutes.
Serve with tortilla chips and your favorite toppings.
At the store I bought 6 lbs ground beef, 6 medium onions, etc….I doubled each batch, so that I made 3 batches and divided it into 6 gallon size plastic bags. The meat was cooked and I just added the rest of the ingredients…I did not simmer the ingredients because I knew my freezer club members would reheat the frozen concoction in a crock pot on low for a few hours.
For the exchange, everyone took home 1 ziplock bag of taco soup, 1 bag of corn chips, a small baggie of cheese (for a topping)…they also took home a bean dip because HEB had a coupon that if you bought a bag of corn chips, you got bean dip for free…in Louisiana we call that Lagniappe!
1lb ground turkey
1 med yellow onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp ground cumin
15 oz can pinto beans, drained & rinsed
8oz can diced tomatoes
2 chipotle peppers + 1 tsp adobo sauce (in Mexican food section, small can of “chipotles in adobo”)
1 cup grated cheddar
1/2 cup chopped cilantro (I think I forgot to add this last time!)
1 8.5 oz pkg cornbread mix
1/3 cup milk
– Heat olive oil in skillet
– Add turkey, onions, bell pepper and garlic. Cook until turkey is done. Drain excess fat.
– Add beans, tomatoes, cumin, chilis & adobo sauce and bring to a boil.
-Reduce heat and simmer until heated through & thickened, about 5 mins.
– Remove pan from heat and stir in cheese and cilantro.
-Spread turkey mixture in greased 8×8 pan.
-Combine cornbread mix, egg & milk. Spread over turkey mixture.
-Bake at 400 for 20-25 mins until too is golden brown.