Monday, March 12, 2012

Menu Monday

This week has been a blur!  I don't really know where the week went - but all of a sudden it's another week!  Good grief - we are almost half way through the month of March already! 

I wrote last week that IF I didn't fix the Easy Taco Soup on Thursday night that it would come off the menu list FOREVER.  Well, guess what -

                                        This is Easy Taco Soup!

Yahoo!  I actually fixed it and it was good and easy.  I chopped, cooked and served it in 45 minutes.  (I will admit that the hamburger I used was already cooked and was out of the freezer)  However, it was till quick and easy to fix.

If you are interested - here is the recipe:

                                              Easy Taco Soup

                    1 pound ground beef
                    1 onion, chopped
                    1-1/2 cup water
                    1  15oz. can corn (drained)
                    3  15oz. cans Mexican Chili Beans
                    1  15oz can tomato sauce
                    1  14oz. can diced tomatoes (I used Rotel)
                    1    4oz. can chopped green chilies (optional - I didn't use)
                    1  pkg. taco seasoning mix

      Garnish:  shredded lettuce, chopped tomato, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream.

                 Place ground beef and onion in a Dutch oven over medium heat.  Cook until beef is browned and onion is tender, stirring to break up meat.  Drain.  Stir in remaining ingredients except garnish; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Spoon soup into bowls; top with desired toppings.

      Serves 6 to 8

               I served it with tortilla chips - shredded cheese and the sour cream.

YUMMY!!!  Mountain Man even said that it was a keeper (after his avoidance tactics for the last couple of months that was a testimony in itself!) Also, I'll confess a little secret - I forgot the Taco Seasoning Mix - and it was still good! Give it a try - I think you might like it!

Okay, let us move on to this week and see what is on the menu.

                     Monday, March 12 - Grilled Chicken, Corn of the Cob, Cole Slaw
                    Tuesday, March 13 - Pepper Steak w/ rice, Rolls
               Wednesday, March 14 - Black Beans & rice w/Smoked Sausage
                  Thursday, March 15 -  Chicken Enchilada Casserole
                      Friday, March 16 - MOVIE NIGHT, Pizza
                  Saturday, March 17 -  HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY - Chef's Choice
                    Sunday, March 18 - Chili/Cheese Hot Dogs, Tator Tots

I hope that you have a great week and I hope that you will come back and visit on Wednesday - I've got another GREAT room reveal!

Have a great week and I'll "see" you Wednesday!

                                               Hugs -


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  1. Mine is very similar but includes black beans and a package of Hidden Valley Ranch dry mix. You can google it under HVR taco soup to compare if you want. I also serve over broken tortilla chips with shredded cheese and a dab of sour cream. It is really good and so easy.

    1. Donna - I'll have to try your recipe and compare the two - sounds really good!

  2. Replies
    1. Michelle - Hope you decide to try it sometime - it is SUPER easy to make - so it makes a really good recipe to cook on nights when you forgot to take something out or just don't feel like making anything "fancy"!
      Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll come back often!

  3. Thanks for this recipe. It looks wonderful! I'm following from the Linky Followers Party Hop and am glad I stopped by. I've bookmarked this recipe! =)

    1. I hope it turns out as well for you as it did for us Michelle! So glad you "hopped" over and I hope you'll come back often!
      Hugs -

  4. Following you, feel free to follow back...

    1. Thanks Christi - I would love to follow you - will come "see" you!
      Hugs -


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