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And that quote is a lie, by the way. I never said that. One of the requirements of submitting a recipe was to include a brief statement about the recipe. I said something much dorkier and flamboyant, but they didn't use it. Hmphf! I wish I could remember what it was exactly.
The Taco Soup recipe in the book is NOT the recipe that I use now. I have a much better one. The super-not-so-secret ingredient is the Ranch Dressing Mix. Don't leave it out! And just because I'm a giver, here's the recipe I now use:
The Real Taco Soup
1 lb hamburger
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
Several cloves fresh garlic, chopped
2 cans (14-oz each) diced tomatoes with juice
1 can (4-oz) diced green chilies
2 cans black beans, drained
1 can pinto beans w/jalapenos, drained
1 pkg Ranch Dressing Mix (the dry powder)
1 pkg Taco Seasoning Mix
1 can (15-oz) beef broth
Brown hamburger well with onion, garlic, and green pepper until meat is no longer pink. Add to crockpot. Add rest of ingredient to crockpot, mix well, and cook on low 6-8 hours or on high 4 hours.
Garnish each bowl with shredded cheese and serve with tortilla chips.