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Santa Fe Soup

A friend I work with made this last winter and brought it in to the office for everyone's lunch. During the winter we take turns bringing in a crockpot meal and share it. It can be done differently each time depending upon what beans or meat you have on hand but this recipe is the original and how it's suppose to be.

2 cans white shoepeg corn drained
2 cans black beans drained
1 can kidney beans drained
1 can light red beans drained
1 can dark red beans drained
1 can pinto beans drained
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can tomatoe sauce
1 can Rotel
2 pks dry ranch dressing seasoning
3 pks dry taco seasoning
1 small onion
1 lb hamburger or ground turkey
1 lb sausage

brown meat, chop onion, combine all ingredients and simmer for at least one hour.

Suggested toppings: sharp shredded cheese, sour cream, chives, or fritos

This makes a large pot and can be divided into at least 2 meals for my family, with one being thrown in the freezer for a later easy dinner night!

I like placing a few fritos in bottom of bowl, spoon soup in, and top with a dallop of sour cream and shredded cheese!

The next time I make this I'll take a pic and post it.

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  1. This soup sounds yummy! I've starred it in my reader to come back to.

    Food days are a great idea, I think. Shane doesn't always have a break area with electricity on the construction sites, but when he does (like right now), the crews like to have hot food on Fridays.

    They either take turns bringing it, or as is the case on this job, one guy who lives especially close to the site has volunteered to do all the cooking and the other just chip in a dollar or two a week.

    Today they are having gumbo!

  2. This recipe sounds similar to tortilla soup that I make. YUM!