Thursday, August 30, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #48

My appetite was back this morning. So when I got up to start the coffee for Ed about four-thirty, I was scoping out the fridge. There were several containers containing the left overs from Monday evening's burrito makings. Which sorta appealed. But another burrito not so much.

What I really wanted was a bowl of soup. I briefly considered a simple can of tomato soup garnished with some of the burrito ingredients. But I remembered a taco soup my cousin made for us the month after my Dad died in 2005. I'd been wanting to try it ever since. My cousin said she didn't really follow a recipe. It is just dump and stir for the cooked ingredients; spice to taste; and garnish individual servings to preference. Every batch she made was different.

The only thing I needed to add to the leftovers was the tomato sauce and the kidney beans--though any precooked beans would do. I decided that if I could find a can of each quickly I would go for it. I did and so I did.

I guess you could say my ambition is back too. And maybe my creativity?

Thirteen Ingredients In My Taco Soup

Dump, Stir, Simmer until hot:

  • 1 medium size can of tomato sauce
  • 1 medium size can of kidney beans
  • 1 of those cans full of water
  • 1 of those cans half full to full of salsa
  • chopped onions (about a handful)
  • chopped olives (about a handful)
  • chopped bell pepper (about half a cup; in three festive colors: red, green, yellow)
  • 1 cup (or so) of frizzled hamburger (seasoned with taco seasoning mix though I'd prefer season from scratch)

Garnish Individual Serving:

  • Shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Dollop of sour cream
  • Diced fresh tomato
  • Diced avocado
  • Corn chips

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13 tell me a story:

Addicted to crafting 8/30/2007 10:53 AM  

I may try this recipe!!! Great idea!

Susan Helene Gottfried 8/30/2007 11:43 AM  

Wow, that's simple and yet it sounds really good. Thanks, Joy Renee!!

L^2 8/30/2007 11:48 AM  

I'm not a fan of olives, but otherwise it sounds really good! :-)

Anonymous,  8/30/2007 11:49 AM  

ok, this is the third food related 13 I've visited in a row. I am absolutely starving now!

That sounds really good, but I don't know about at 4:30 in the morning :-)

My 13 is about romantic books this week and starting Sun, I will be featuring a chapter from a free romance story each week.

Candy Minx 8/30/2007 12:33 PM  

This sounds delicious kind of like a warm 5 layer bean dip yum!!!

I hope you are feeling better...I have been away from a regular use of computer...been on a small road trip for my documentary....but am back able to check online here and there on a friends computer.

I am printing out this recipe sounds so's a little hot for soup, but in a couple weeks!

Here is my TT:

Sorry I haven't been around too much crazy bus trips etc....


Rebecca 8/30/2007 1:05 PM  

I love homemade soup, too bad it's just too hot to bother with this time of year :P

Happy TT13 :-)

The Rock Chick 8/30/2007 1:50 PM  

Oh, this sounds really good!! One of my favorite soups is tortilla soup and this has a lot of similar ingredients. I'm going to give it a try!!

Happy TT
Jessica The Rock Chick

Anonymous,  8/30/2007 2:23 PM  

Oh WOW. Way too many T13's today are about food; it's making me hungry. I saved this recipe in my delicious tags...seemed like the right thing to do.

Cinnamon Girl 8/30/2007 3:08 PM  

I will have to try this! Happy TT =)

Sandee 8/30/2007 4:18 PM  

Sounds yummy and fattening. Have a great TT. :)

Joely Sue Burkhart 8/30/2007 4:49 PM  

Mmmmm, yummy! Great recipe!

Mia 8/30/2007 8:25 PM  

I think I may try that too. Great TT!! Thanks for sharing!

Ann 8/30/2007 9:21 PM  

Sounds like a great soup. Happy TT. Hope you're feeling better.
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