Hot Plate Madness Recipe Of The Month: Hank’s Taco Soup

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Contributed by Roger Hamacher

Welcome to the Madness, this month’s recipe is a delicious and easy to make taco soup. You will need the following ingredients:

•    1 lb. meat (hamburger, turkey, chicken, etc.)
•    1 white onion
•    1 can black beans
•    1 can kidney beans
•    1 can diced tomatoes
•    1 can Ro-Tel tomatoes and green chilies
•    1 can corn
•    1 packet taco seasoning
•    1 packet ranch dressing mix
•    1 ½ cup water
•    shredded cheese
•    sour cream
•    tortilla chips 

In a large pot, brown meat and chopped onion. When done, add all undrained canned items, the ranch mix, taco seasoning and water. Stir all ingredients and cook until nice and hot. Upon serving, crush tortilla chips into the bowl, add cheese and sour cream if desired and enjoy! This soup is very filling and a good choice for the cold of winter. 

You can watch Hot Plate Madness prepare this meal on their YouTube channel. Hot Plate Madness is a weekly cooking show designed to provide young people budget-friendly meals that can be prepared with limited equipment. Hosted by MY House Case Manager, Jenn Martin, and Nine Star Education and Employment Services Youth Director, Roger Hamacher, each episode includes the recipes and cost breakdown, as well as an occasional bit of madness. Search Hot Plate Madness and subscribe for new weekly episodes!