Meals ~ January 11-17 ~ Taco Soup


Winter here in Northwest Indiana has definately arrived. At the end of last week we received about a foot of snow, added to the foot we already had. The boys had 2 snow days and a late arrival, making them pretty happy campers. I’ve been busy with my cooking and baking as usual, along with preparing for the Blissdom Conference. I am looking forward to it so much I can hardly stand it :) 23 days and counting…

Today is the last day to enter my Giveaway for a Cupcake Bath Bomb Kit, be sure not to miss it.

During the Winter months, I serve soup, usually once a week. The Taco Soup recipe I’m sharing with you is super quick (10 minutes to prepare) and very tasty.

Taco Soup
  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 small Onion, chopped
  • 1 can (48 oz) Tomato Juice
  • ⅓ cup Sugar, a little less
  • 1 cup Frozen Corn
  • 1 package Taco Seasoning (I make my own)
  • 1 can Chili Beans
  1. Cook Ground Beef and Onion, drain.
  2. While Beef is cooking, add all ingredients to the crockpot.
  3. After the Beef and Onion are drained, add them to the crockpot. Simmer on low for 4 hrs or on high for 2 hrs.
  4. Serve with crushed tortilla chips, shredded cheese and sour cream.

You can also make this in less than 30 minutes on the stove-top. This is a very frugal meal as well, the cost, $4.25, to feed our family of 5 and have leftovers.

Now, onto our menu for this week…

Monday ~ Breakfast (either Tacos or Pancakes)

Tuesday ~  Mostacolli, Bread sticks (new recipe that I will share soon) and Salad

Wednesday ~ Soup & Sandwich

Thursday ~ Loaded Tostadas, Nacho Bar

Friday ~ Hot Dogs, Mac & Cheese (gonna try this recipe in the crockpot)

Saturday ~ Homemade Pizza

Sunday ~ Roasted Chicken (roasting 2), Mashed Potatoes, Veggies

Do you Menu Plan? If you need some inspiration, you may find my Monthly Menu Plans and my weekly plans helpful.

Don’t forget to stop back tomorrow for Cupcake Tuesday, I’m sharing another fun Snowman Cupcake. I’d love for you to link up your Cupcake or Muffin creation!

This post linked to:

~Crockpot Wednesday hosted by Dining with Debbie

~$5 Dinner Challenge

~Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays hosted by Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free

~I’m An Organizing Junkie

~Chive Talkin’


  1. I love a good mexican soup like that:-)

  2. Lora says:

    Sounds delicious! I love soup, too! I actually made homemade chicken noodle for the first time today:)
    .-= Lora´s last blog ..Just Doing Some Updating =-.

  3. taco soup says:

    For the taco soup could I substitute something else for ground beef.
    .-= taco soup´s last blog ..Texan Style Taco Soup Recipe =-.

  4. Teresa says:

    As one Hoosier to another, I think today is a perfect day for this soup!:-)
    .-= Teresa´s last blog ..Beef and Broccoli =-.

  5. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    I’m a huge fan of quick soups. I gotta give this one a try :)
    .-= Nutmeg Nanny´s last blog ..Out and About – Hosmer Mountain Soda =-.

  6. sandy says:

    Hey, looking forward to meeting you in Nashville! Wanted to say hi!

  7. Rachel says:

    Oh yummy! Your Taco Soup looks divine! I am adding your recipe to my MUST TRY list! Thanks for sharing! :)
    .-= Rachel´s last blog ..Eat From The Patnry Challenge – Week 3 =-.

  8. Love Taco Soup!!! Thanks for joining Mindful Menus!!! Love having you!!!
    .-= Jenna / Mindful Menus / Chivetalkindotcom´s last blog ..Mindful Menus – Week of 1/11/2009 =-.

  9. Sounds like a yummy menu!! Thanks for sharing!!

  10. Erin says:

    Looks scrumptious! We love taco soup!


  11. Taco soup is good. I’ve been on the same wavelength and am finishing up a big pot of chicken tortilla soup tonight. Delicious, frugal, and did wonders for my cold as well. ;-) Looks like some great warm, comfort foods in your menu–sounds great to me, Liz!

    .-= gfe–gluten free easily´s last blog ..Recycled Food–Croutons (Gluten Free, Dairy Free) =-.

  12. Stacie says:

    I love this soup recipe. I changed the chili beans to black beans and added Red Gold Mexican tomatoes. You say that you make your own taco seasoning. Will you share how?


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