Winter is definitely here and there is nothing like a bowl of hot homemade soup to warm the soul. I know, your probably thinking, “My man doesn’t think soup is a meal.” Well, he won’t even realize that he is eating soup unless you tell him! This is a hearty bowl of beef and potatoes you’ll find so easy to make it will be on your list of go to recipes. My man, the one who doesn’t eat leftovers , even had this for lunch the day after I fixed it for dinner! So, lets get cookin’.
Cowboy Tortilla Soup
by Dustie Butner
1 lb Ground Beef, browned and drained
3 Cups Water
1 box Au Gratin Potato Mix (used dry)
2 Cups milk
1 Cup Salsa (any kind)
1 (16 oz.) can Ranch Style Beans (I used the ones with jalapenos)
2 Cups Velveeta Processed Cheese
1 (12 oz.) can tomatoes and green chilies (optional)
Combine browned ground beef, dry potatoes and water in soup pot on stove. Cook on medium until potatoes are tender. Add milk, salsa, beans, dry potato mix and cheese. Heat on low until cheese is melted. Add tomatoes and green chilies (Rotel). Cook on low until thoroughly heated. Serve with crushed tortilla chips, a dollop of sour cream and cheese on top.
I used skim milk, because that is all I ever buy and I would recommend rinsing the Ranch Style Beans to remove the “grease” from them if you are trying to eat healthier.
I hope you like this great recipe as much as my family and I do!