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Monday, February 23, 2015

Can Can Taco Soup

I know, it's all canned stuff, you say ! 

But, most people have most of these things on hand, or could easily have access to them, and that was my goal. On a cold winter day, everyone needs a "one pot wonder" they can whip up in just a few minutes. And that's where the idea for this came from. 

I love anything with some Mexican flavor, and if it requires little preparation, even better ! So, grabbing some canned items, throwing them in a pot and heating them up seems like the perfect solution for a quick dinner. The refried beans in this virtually disappear, they really are just there to add a richness to the soup. You can add or subtract to this as you like, or it is delicious, just on its own. 

Can Can Taco Soup 
1 jar of your favorite salsa (I like hot, but you choose your temperature)
1 14.5 ounce can tomatoes with green chiles 
1 small can green chiles 
1 small can refried beans 
1 can garbanzo beans
2 cans Mexi-corn (with peppers), not drained 
2 cans canned chicken
1 can green enchilada sauce
1 teaspoon cumin 
1 teaspoon chili powder 
Salt and pepper to taste 

Open all of the cans, and put in a large pot. Heat all of these together, until bubbly and hot. Add ins, if you choose: 

Sour Cream 

Now, this isn't quite as inexpensive as my other pantry soups, but if you leave out the chicken, it comes in at under $1.00 a serving !