Last night I was trying to use up as much of the things left in our fridge as possible since the movers come next week! Since it does get chilly here at night and i had a half pound of hamburger meat i wanted to use, i decided to make a quick taco soup.
After adding the can of diced tomatoes, onion, celery and 2 chicken bullion cubes, I diced up the potato and carrots i had! Actually had some fresh cabbage that to chop up and added also. Found a small can of whole kernel corn, drained it and dumped it in! It was at this point that i remembered what a friend of mine told me! Dianne always adds a can of refried beans to her taco soup! So opening the pantry to see if i had one, there it was just waiting to be used! So i added the can of refried beans. Two cups of water and an envelop of taco seasoning were then Poured in and wala the soup was ready for the oven
Preheated oven to 325 and then baked in a covered pot for about 2 hours. Our kids came over to pick up some furniture last night! They said “something sure smells good” the minute they walked in the door! I’m sure you know the rest of the story! We had an impromptu dinner with tamales that i had just bought and fritoes. We all LOVED the soup. Thanks Dianne for the idea! Best taco soup ever!