Taco Soup: Perfect Halloween Comfort Food
Being raised in the single season region of Southern California anything below 70 degrees is considered cold in my book! In the years since our move here, to Small Town USA, I've experienced Halloween evenings between 45 degrees, considered mild, to 30 degrees with flakes of snow sprinkling the front yard!
This presents a few challenges: 1) Finding costumes that keep the kiddos warm, and 2) Warming up the frigid candy toting crew along with their adult chaperones.
Our first Halloween, a friend recommended I put a large stock pot of soup on the stove and let it simmer for the afternoon. This warmed up the cold bodies while ensuring there was a healthy meal in those tummies before they dove into the sugar stupor. The good news? It's super simple!
Follow these simple steps to enjoy this perfect Halloween comfort meal that is sure to warm your family right up after trick-or-treating:
- Brown 2 lbs ground beef and 1 onion, diced
- Drain the fat
- Add 15.5 oz can of diced tomatoes.
- Add 29 oz can of tomato sauce (for more liquid add 1-2 cans of beef or vegetable broth).
- Add 1 can black beans.
- Add 1 cup frozen corn.
- Season with a handful of taco seasoning to taste.
- Simmer 30 minutes (or longer).
- Garnish with typical taco fixins: sour cream, shredded cheese, cilantro, olives, tortilla chips.
Use the left overs for: topping baked potatoes, adding to breakfast burritos or nachos.
What are some of your Halloween meal traditions?
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