Today's version had:
- Just over a pound of ground meat, cooked and drained
- 1 can corn
- 1 can pinto beans
- 3 small cans of tomato sauce
- 1 1/2 pkt taco seasoning
Cook the ground meat loose until browned, and drain. Mix all the other ingredients in the pot, then add the meat back. Bring to a bubble, then simmer for about 20 minutes. Top each bowl with a couple of tablespoons of grated cheese--today I used a combination of mozzarella and cheddar. Serve with cracker or corn chips, or both!
We really enjoyed having something warm and satisfying, and "real" on a cold, wet day!
This recipe is easily doubled, and can be made with almost any kind of beans--I've used everything from red beans to pintos to plain old pork and beans. You can also substitute any kind of tomato product--paste, crushed--I even used tomato soup once in a pinch, then added a can of cheddar cheese soup while I was at it. In other words--this is a recipe that's so basic, but is flexible to accommodate both your family's tastes and what you have on hand.
This post is linked to:
Ultimate Recipe Swap at Life as Mom
Let's Do Lunch, Breakfast, and Brunch at My Sweet and Savory
Recipe Swap at Prairie Story
Tasty Traditions at Coupon Cookin'
Frugal Food Thursday at Frugal Follies
Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum
Beat the Winter Blues Comfort Food at Goodby City, Hello Suburbs
Until next time, good cooking, and good eating!