1 Pot but 2 Different Meals—Taco Soup

This is a recipe that you want to do close to your recycling day. I was a little skeptical about it as it used so many cans but soups are what I really enjoy making in a crock pot, especially in the winter. You literally brown some meat if you don’t want it vegetarian, and dump the rest of the ingredients in to the pot and leave. Hardest part is opening up the 8 cans!! If you are too rushed in the am to make the meat, brown it the night before and just dump it in the next morning!

It makes a lot.

The first night we had the original recipe, Taco Soup which says serves 12. I fixed it up for the family by adding guacamole, sour cream, cheese and taco sauce if they wanted more spice. Served it with a side of tortilla chips. The kids used the Scoops as spoons. What ever got them to eat it.

There was so much left over, I ate it another day for lunch but here is the next meal.
Add some of the reheated mixture, which gets thicker once refridgerated, to the middle of tortillas. Add some cheese and sour cream. Roll them up and place seam side down into a greased casserole dish. I did not spray it and they stuck:)  Add some additional cheese on top of the burritos, cover with tin foil and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until heated through.

You can then top it with other toppings. The kids were a little turned off by all the beans but I enjoyed it. My husband has been turning his nose up at my crock pot recently said it was good for the effort put toward it!!! He ate it that night and then made quesadilla another day with it. You could probably make half of the recipe if you are weary of the beans or freeze the leftovers for another day.

Here is the recipe from Make it Fast Make it Slow. Her book is gluten free which explains her comments. She also has many recipes that are dairy free!!

2 cans of kindey beans
–2 cans of pinto beans
–2 cans of corn
–1 large can of diced tomatoes 
–1 can tomatoes and chiles
–1 packet taco seasoning 
–1 packet ranch dressing mix
–1 lb browned ground turkey or hamburger (optional.)
–shredded cheese and sour cream for embellishment 
  
View the rest of the recipe here

I was also given a chance to test iMoo from Pandacub productions.
Do you remember the old can that you would turn over and make a mooing sound? Well this is the app for it with a few twists. You can make an angry cow, duck cow and make your own noise. When I asked the kids ages 4 to 9 to try it out their first impression was, what game!! Their interest did not last long and my daughters Itouch does not record. (at least I don’t think so). I think my little guy thought it was cute and I am sure if you child is older they will think it is funny to do in a crowd for people to look around? Also think a young child can be entertained as they are interested in animal sounds.

Here is their description:

Description:
iMoo is a simple and fun application that lets the user enjoy the classic “Moo-in-a-can” toy. Just turn the iPod/iPhone upside down and then right-side up to hear one of the nine distinct moo sounds from which you can choose from. 
For those who have an iPhone or an iPod Touch (second generation), you can even record your own moo sounds with our built in record feature and then play them back as your very own custom moo sounds. 
Our new interface for custom recorded sounds is easier and more flexible than ever! Type the “speaker” button to preview a sound and tap the name to select it. For custom sounds you can tap the “>” button to rename them. Want to delete a custom sound? Swipe it and the delete button will appear, just like in Mail. 
So get some iMoo in you and enjoy the pastures.
Features:
-Nine different and distinct Moo sounds 
-Record/Playback your own custom Moo sounds
-Play random Moo sounds
Gameplay:
Simply turn the iPhone/iPod upside and then right-side up to have a Moo of a time!



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4 Comments

  1. Hi Maria,

    Thank you so much for reviewing iMoo! That means a lot to us. We are very happy pandas to know how much you and your family enjoyed it!

    With warm regards,

    Patrick

  2. OMGosh, this looks great Ÿ Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. Gotta love those 2 for 1 meals!!

    Stopping by from Debbie’s Crockpot Wednesday where I posted my Crockpot Creole Chicken – stop by sometime!

  4. I <3 taco soup! I use pretty much the same recipe except I stopped putting in the taco seasoning. I think it’s better without it! I am so going to try the burritos next time too! (Although we rarely have much left!)

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