Recipe: Crock Pot Vegetarian Taco Soup

For a good time, make some Taco Soup.

My Photojournalism Class has a weekly meeting and we trade off who cooks for everyone.  Dishes have ranged from a home-made Shrimp and Pasta dish to decadent, fudgey brownies to a few  pizzas from down the street.  It’s kind of an anything-goes pot luck.

This week was my week, so I decided to make a Vegetarian Chili.  Initially that was my goal, but I slowly learned that I had created a kick-ass Taco Soup instead.  And I’m not going to argue anything against tacos.  I’m 100% for anything tacos.  Always.

Do note that this recipe feeds about 20 people.

Ingredients:

2 Boxes of Organic Vegetable Stock (32 oz each) (Any Brand Will Do The Job)

1 Package of McCormick’s Hot Chili Seasoning (Had All The Seasonings For My Needs)

1 Large Red Onion

1 Large Red Pepper

1 Bag of Frozen Corn (Add As Much As You Want But I Used About 4 Cups)

2 Cans of Pinto Beans

2 Cans of Black Beans

1 Large Can of Diced Tomatoes (I used Hunt’s But Whatever)

1 Tbsp of Minced Garlic

1 Jalapeno Pepper

Tools Of The Trade:

Crock Pot

Cutting Board

Knife

Spoon

Strainer

Serve With:

Sour Cream

Tortilla Chips

Cheddar Cheese

Step 1: Corny Garlic

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Stick your Corn in your pot.  Slap that Garlic on top.

Step 2: Ready to Onion

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Take your Large Red Onion and chop it to bits.

Step 3: Tomatoes and 1st Broth

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Throw your Onion in with your Corn and Garlic.  Throw in your can of Diced Tomatoes.  Keep their juices!  Drown it all in your Vegetable Stock.

Step 4: Jalapeno Joins The Gang

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Dice your Jalapeno and toss that sucker on top.

Step 5: The Peppy Chop

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Dice your Large, Red Pepper and throw it in your pot.  Let everyone get acquainted.

Step 6: Darkness Falls

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Take your Black Beans and rinse them with your strainer.  Cover the new found friends with the Beans in the pot.

Step 7: Pinto Brings Some Enlightenment

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Take your Pinto Beans to the strainer and rise them off, too.  Toss them in with their Black Bean Brethren.

Step 8: Seasons of the Chili

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Sprinkle all of the seasonings on top of the medley.

Step 9: Vegetable Stocked Part II

20131114_104847 (1)Pour your second box of broth on top of the veggies!

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Use your spoon and stir it up.

Step 11: “Set It And Forget It!”

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Set your Crock Pot on High and leave it to hang out for six or eight hours.  If you have the time, set your pot on the Low setting for eight to ten hours.  The longer you wait and the lower your setting, the better your results will be.

When it’s done, you’ll know because it’ll smell and taste delicious.  Like Wow-Delicious.

Throw in a bowl with Cheddar Cheese and a dollop of Sour Cream on top.  Dip your Chips in and enjoy!

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