This recipe can be made in the Crock Pot or on the stove, depending on when you decide to make it! It is a favorite in our house, and wonderful served with corn chips and some avacado!
I used to make this recipe when vegetarian, just omitting the meat and adding an extra can of beans, it tastes great both ways
This is a delicious gfcf, gluten free, family-friendly recipe! It is also (if you double check ingredients!) a wheat free, dairy free, soy free, egg free, tree nut free, peanut free, fish free, shellfish free, top 8 allergen free, vegan/vegetarian, and South Beach phase 2 safe recipe.
- 2 TBS olive oil
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/3 lb ground meat (omit if vegan/vegetarian)
- 1 (14 oz) can corn kernels or hominy
- 3 (14 oz) cans beans – pinto, kidney, & black works well (add 1 more can if vegan/vegetarian)
- 1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
- 1 packet taco seasoning (watch out for the ingredients! many include wheat flour)
- 1 (4 oz) can diced chilis
- Optional toppings – tortilla chips, guacamole, avocado, black olives
This qualifies as faux-fast-food, as it will be ready in under 45 minutes!
Warm oil in a a soup pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, then add ground meat when the onion and garlic start to soften. Stir until meat is browned.
Add canned goods, seasoning packet, and 1 28oz can of water, and stir well.
Turn heat to high, and bring soup to a boil, stirring intermittently.
After it comes to a boil, turn to low and let simmer for 30 minutes or so. Serve with tortilla chips, guacamole or avocado, and sliced black olives.
Slow Cooker Method:
Warm oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, then add ground meat when the onion and garlic start to soften. Stir until meat is browned.
Add meat mixture to slow cooker, then add canned goods, seasoning packet, and 1 28oz can of water, and stir well.
Turn heat to low, and cook for 6 hours. Serve with tortilla chips, guacamole or avocado, and sliced black olives.
(I have added the meat, onion, and garlic to the crock pot without precooking, and it has worked fine for our family, just be cautious about the potential for food borne illness)