After a long day on the mountain, or exploring Park City, occasionaly you just want to come "home" & relax. Unfortunately, at this point of the day you (& probably the kids) are starving. & Sometimes, the thought of taking everyone "home" to shower, change & then head back "out" is just a wee bit overwhelming.
Days like this call for a steaming bowl of hot soup, snuggling under a blanket with the family & a classic ski movie or two.
Here's a recipe for one of my family's favorite "go-to" soups. It's hearty enough for après-ski meal & it's easy to whip together (30 minutes or less, I promise!). & The best part - you'll have no ingredients left over, which is perfect when you're staying in a condo or hotel with a kitchnette & not planning on doing alot of cooking.
Quick & Easy Taco Soup Recipe
1 package ground beef
1 small chopped onion
1 can (15-oz.) pinto beans, undrained
1 can (15-oz.) black beans, undrained
2 cans corn, undrained
1 can tomatoes & chiles (mild or regular), undrained
1 large can diced tomatoes
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1 pkg. dry ranch dressing mix
1 jar of salsa
1 c. grated cheese (optional)
1 bag tortilla chips (optional)
1 med. avocado (optional)
sour cream (optional)
- Brown ground beef and chopped onions, draining off any excess fat, and place in a large stock pot.
- Also add the following to the stock pot: the onion, salsa, taco seasong, ranch dressing & UN-DRAINED cans of diced tomatoes, pinto beans, black beans & corn.
- Add an additional water if necessary, to make it more "soupy."
- Simmer 30 minutes. Ladle into bowls and serve with grated cheese, tortilla chips, sour cream and avocados on top.
Hope you & your family enjoy the Taco Soup as much as we do! Now thate we've supplied the "menu" for the night, the only thing left for you to decide is which classic ski/snowboard movie to watch?!
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