I know this is a popular one! Here’s how I do it and how much it costs me! This one can be stretched with more rice and 1 more can of tomatoes for lots of leftovers!
1/2 lb Ground Beef ($.90)
1-2 cans whole tomatoes ($.59)
1 can Rotel tomatoes with green chilies ($.65)
1/2 cup rice, uncooked ($.10)
1 taco seasoning packet ($.33) (Or make your own taco seasoning here.)
1/2 cup red and black beans, uncooked ($.30)
1-2 corn cob ($.50)
4-6 slices watermelon ($.35)
- Soak beans in water overnight. Cook beans covered with at least 1″ water for 1.5 – 2 hours, until tender. Save a litte juice and drain off the rest.
- Boil/nuke corn and then cut off kernals.
- Brown beef, drain. Put back in pot. Add tomaotes, Rotel, rice, taco seasoning, beans and corn. Cover with water and simmer until rice is cooked and your house is filled with the tasty aroma of Taco Soup!
- Serve yummy spicy soup with sweet drippy watermelon!
I love it when it comes out way under! This is a great one to double, freeze and pull out on a busy afternoon!