Tonight I spoke with a wonderful group of women about Budget and Power Cooking. This has put me in the mood for sharing something that is budget friendly and easy to double or even triple so that you can freeze extra for future use. This Taco Soup recipe is quick, easy, and delicious. Our friend Judy served it for dinner one night and I had to ask for the recipe. I believe she found it through Weight Watchers. While it does not call for any meat, feel free to add ground meat or precooked chopped chicken.
3 cans beans, drained
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 can corn, canned, undrained
1 cup water
1 package ranch-style dressing mix
1 package taco seasoning mix
Put ingredients into pot on stove. Simmer about 20 minutes.
Top with shredded cheese, if desired.
Personal Note: I also rinse my beans. This is a great way to reduce your sodium intake.