This is a recipe that I've had since my kids were very little. My sweet neighbor in Texas was forever bringing me surprises. Sometimes it was dessert, sometimes it was dinner, or a cookbook. Those random acts of kindness sure meant the world to a young working mom. She was like my second mom. This recipe is so quick, easy, and fool-proof that I made it all the time and eventually got burned out on it. It's been several years since I've made this and I'm sure that a lot of you have a similar "go to" recipe for when you need something simple and satisfying.
Here's what you need:
1 lb of ground beef
1 large onion
Brown together and add to stock pot with:
1 can of whole kernal corn (Don't drain any of the cans)
1 can of pinto beans
1 can of kidney beans
1 can of ranch style beans
1 can of rotel
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 package of ranch dressing mix
1 package of taco seasoning.
Simmer together for 15-20 minutes
Serve over Doritos sprinkled with cheese (and I use a dollop of sour cream)
Now... You all know me. I don't follow directions. But in this case I just ended up going to the store and tried to remember what was in the recipe I hadn't made in 10 years! I was frantically texting Lori to see if she knew.
I came home with black beans and chili beans. I also had with a can of chopped green chilies. When I got home and found the recipe I realized it didn't call for that at all.. but I went with it anyway. I like to spice things up!
So after browning a pound of lean ground beef, and adding a diced onion I put allllllll of the rest of this in there and shazam! Dinner! Lori, was right. Her advice was "whatever you put in there will be fine!"
It will be perfect for this chilly winter evening. :) And, because I made a big pot I'll have some to freeze for later.
Life on the lake is laid back. When we cook it's far from being fancy affair. It's all about relaxing with friends and family and enjoying comfort food. More often than not it's not all that healthy but boy it sure is good!!!
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