Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Recipe- Frito Soup (or easiest soup to make- EVER)

Yes, I know....first recipe and it's SO not gourmet but this is a soup we've eaten for ages and is a total staple in our house (most ingredients you will have on hand). Every time we eat this we mix it up...usually by accident.  EASIEST SOUP TO MAKE- EVER.

Frito Soup

1 lb ground meat (turkey, sausage, hamburger, stew meat, etc)
2 14oz cans of corn (we use ONLY sweet frozen corn.  Costco's is the best)
1 14 oz can of kidney beans
2 14 oz cans of diced tomatoes or tomato sauce 
3 14 oz cans of your choice: black beans, navy, garbanzo beans, etc
1 cup of shredded cheese 
1 lg bag of Fritos Corn Chips- scoops or regular (Fritos make it legit but we also use Tostito Scoops alot)
S&P to taste
Chili Powder or Taco Seasonings to taste
Optional: top with sour cream 

Brown the meat (turkey in this instance) then season with S&P and Chili Powder or Taco Seasonings to taste

My husband does NOT like tomatoes so he usually purees the tomatoes to make a sauce before adding in the beans.

While you are browning the meat, empty the canned foods  (DO NOT PRE-DRAIN THE JUICE)  and corn into a large pot.  Cook on medium heat until warm (usually 20 minutes). 

After it's done, drain fat from meat (our turkey never seems to have any) and stir into soup. Try to not overcook the meat.
Serve topped with cheese and chips (in this case, we used Boulder Canyon chips from Costco- thanks Buffy for introducing us to them!).   For a cool zip, you can also top with sour cream!  There you go- so easy your kids can make :D

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