Three-Bean Taco Soup
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ½ pound dried pinto beans, soaked and cooked (see How-To below!)
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 can tomatoes with green chilis
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • ½ pkg. taco seasoning
  • ½ pkg. dry ranch dip/dressing mix
  • 1 can whole kernel corn
  • Garnishes:
  • Corn chips
  • Cheese, grated
  • Sour cream
  1. Sauté the onions in a little olive oil, set aside in small bowl.
  2. Brown the ground round in same pan, drain on paper towels. (I like to drain even the lean cuts of beef).
  3. Combine all ingredients -except corn- into large stock pot.
  4. Simmer for ½ hour, adding corn just before serving (see HINT below).
  5. Garnish with grated cheese and sour cream. Serve with corn chips or corn bread!
Recipe by Sondra Lyn at Home at