I’m always trying to use what I already have on hand in the cabinets, and surprisingly enough, that’s how this recipe came to be.
When I got this recipe started in the crock pot I was just sure I had OVER filled the crock pot. I let it keep cooking and kept an eye on it and it turned out just fine. As a matter of fact, it turned out so fine that we ate it two nights in a row. It was a HUGE hit. As most things cooked in the crock pot, it was even better the second night. Everyone ate seconds and a couple even ate thirds.
Here is how I did it:
- 1 cup of dry black beans, rinsed and soaked overnight
- 1 cup of dry pinto beans, rinsed and soaked overnight
- 2 cups of dry navy beans, rinsed and soaked overnight
- 10 ounce package of frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
- 8 ounces of whole baby carrots
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 15 ounce can of green beans
- 2 – 1.25 ounce packets of taco seasoning
- 4 ounce can of diced green chiles
- 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
- 14.5 ounce can of stewed tomatoes
- 2 Tablespoons of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons of chili powder
- 1/4 cup of worcestershire sauce
- water to cover everything (I used approximately 4 cups)
Drain the dry beans and rinse well. Put everything into a 6 quart or larger crock pot. Cook on HIGH for 8 – 10 hours.
Serve with tortilla chips, sour cream and grated cheese. I also made Mexican cornbread muffins to serve with this soup on the second night. We definitely will be making this again and again throughout the cold months.
- You could use canned beans in place of the dry. One cup of dried beans approximately equals a 15 ounce can of beans. If you use canned beans you can cut your cook time and or temperature.
- You could also cook this on low, but if using dry beans would increase the cook time dramatically.
- I mixed a packet (1 ounce) of dry ranch dressing mix with a container of sour cream to top this with. It cut the slight heat from the chiles and spices perfectly.
- Easily meat could be added. We personally thought that the flavors were so robust it wasn’t necessary to add any meat. Chicken or ground beef could be added though :o)
Crock Pot Bean and Veggie Taco Soup
<p>This hearty soup will not disappoint. The flavors filled you up and warmed you up from the inside out.</p>