I’ve inadvertently taken a break from blogging and am trying to get back into the swing of things. You know, sometimes life happens. In the time we’ve been apart I’ve hosted a bbq/game night, a Sunday dinner, cleaned my house 10,721 times, experimented with several recipes and started watching Breaking Bad from the beginning! All very exciting things. Well. Except the house cleaning. I don’t even have any kids. I don’t understand how my house can be dirty all. the. time.
Anyway, back to the food. Have you ever worked a long and exhausting day, decided you weren’t cooking dinner, then realized a) you have other people depending on you for food or b) your budget is limited so you really can’t afford to go out to eat? I can pretty well recommend that this is the solution to your problem. This recipe is actually inspired by my Aunt Cyndy’s recipe and our family refers to it as Cyndy Soup. It’s really more of a chowder than a soup however, so I’ve made a few adjustments and re-named it something a little less obscure.
Like my cranberry and feta turkey meatloaf, this recipe is super versatile. I like spicy things, so I use the can of “hot” rotel and “hot” taco seasoning, but if you prefer less spicy, then just stick to mild. You can also add peppers, or serve with hot corn bread.
Did I mention it’s tasty? I mean, it’s really, really tasty.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1.25 lbs ground turkey
- ½ onion
- 1 can black beans (undrained)
- 1 can pinto beans (undrained)
- 1 can white corn (undrained)
- 1 can rotel (undrained)
- 1 package dry ranch mix
- 1 package taco seasoning
- 1 cup water
- Sour cream (optional)
- Cheddar cheese (optional)
- In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium/high heat and saute onion for about 2 minutes
- Add ground turkey and cook until brown (if using 80/20, you may need to drain a little bit of fat out)
- Pour in black beans, pinto beans, white corn, rotel (do not omit juices), ranch mix, taco seasoning, and water.
- Simmer for about 30 minutes
- Serve with sour cream and cheddar cheese if desired (highly recommended)