Am I the only one who loves easy dinner ideas?!
I was in the mood for Taco Soup yesterday but couldn't find a recipe that I really liked (or had all the ingredients for) so I made this up and it was so fantastic that I just had to share it. It hardly took any time at all either, and I threw it together with staples that I had on hand already.
1/2 a large yellow onion, diced
1 T butter
2 c chicken broth
1 packet taco seasoning
1 (14 oz) can kidney beans
1 (14 oz) can black beans
2 c frozen corn
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
Saute the butter and onion until the onion softens. Add all other ingredients except the chicken and bring to a boil. Once boiling, put the chicken in the soup (whole and raw). Let it cook in the soup for about 10 minutes, then take it out and allow it to cool slightly before shredding and putting it back in the soup. Turn the soup down to a simmer until ready for serving (mine simmered for about 2 hours and it was awesome).
I added a handful of Mexican shredded cheese to the pot and sprinkled a little more on each bowl before serving. I would have added canned tomatoes if I had them on hand, but it wasn't lacking without them. I probably would have added more taco seasoning too, if the boys weren't eating the soup with us, but I wanted to keep the spice level 'mild' and it was very flavorful.
I served it with homemade cornbread and orange slices and it was a HIT!
Do you have any simple soup recipes to share?