With it being so cold lately, I’ve been craving some Taco Soup. You know, that recipe that has been around forever? I decided to try to make some in my Instant Pot here at work, and it turned out great! I used this recipe as a base, leaving out the meat. You could easily brown some beef in the IP before adding all of the other ingredients, but I was mostly craving the spices and beans.
2 (15 oz) cans Black Beans
1 (15 oz) can Chili Beans w/seasoning
1 (14.5 oz) can petite Diced Tomatoes
1 can of Rotel Diced Tomatoes
1 small can Tomato Sauce (optional)
1 (15 oz) can Sweet Corn
1 (14 oz) can Chicken Broth
1 (1.25 oz) packet Taco Seasoning (I used Chili-O)
1 teaspoon ground Cumin
1 teaspoon ground Chili Powder
1 teaspoon ground Garlic Powder
1/4 teaspoon ground Black Pepper
1 teaspoon ground Smoked Paprika
1 (1 oz) packet Ranch Seasoning mix
- Add all ingredients into your Instant Pot. Close the lid and make sure the knob is on sealing, NOT venting. Push the manual button, and set the timer for 4 minutes. Once the timer is done counting down, you can turn your knob to venting.
- Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream, diced avocados, and tortilla chips.
Makes approximately 8 servings.
This recipe turned out GREAT! And it made so much that I shared with anyone and everyone who wanted some. Everyone who tried it loved it, and I shared the above recipe with anyone who asked. The one thing I messed up was that I did not add enough water. Normally when I make this in the crockpot/slowcooker or stove top, I rinse all the cans out with a bit of water and add that to the mixture. I didn’t do that this time. It was a bit too thick and burned a little, so next time I will definitely add a bit more liquid. Otherwise, it was perfect! 🙂
I’ve seen this recipe in several places, but I think I saw it first by Betty. ^_^
Recipe Source: Betty Crocker
Reynolds™ Slow Cooker Liners
1 bag (32 oz) frozen southern-style diced hash brown potatoes, thawed
1/2 cup frozen chopped onion (from 12-oz bag), thawed
1 medium stalk celery, diced (1/2 cup)
1 carton (32-oz) Progresso™ chicken broth
1 cup water
3 tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 bag (8 oz) shredded American-Cheddar cheese blend (2 cups)
1/4 cup real bacon pieces (from 2.8-oz package)
4 medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
- Place Reynolds™ Slow Cooker Liners inside a 5- to 6 1/2 -qt slow cooker bowl. Make sure that liner fits snugly against the bottom and sides of bowl and pull the top of the liner over rim of bowl.
- In lined slow cooker, mix potatoes, onion, celery, broth and water.
- Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.
- In small bowl, mix flour into milk; stir into potato mixture. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 20 to 30 minutes or until mixture thickens. Stir in cheese until melted. Garnish individual servings with bacon and green onions. Sprinkle with pepper if desired.
I’ve made this soup a couple times and love it. I didn’t use a liner this time, honestly my slow cooker is so easy to clean I don’t bother with liners anymore but I can see how someone who cooks every day with ’em will find them handy.
I omitted the celery and onions. I do add some smoked paprika and garlic powder to the flour and milk mixture. Also, I don’t thaw the hashbrowns. I take them straight from the freezer into the crock pot, and they’ve always been plenty done after 6 hours. Your mileage may vary of course. 🙂
One of the great things about crockpot recipes is that you can cook a decent amount of food all at once and have plenty of leftovers. Remember that Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken I made? I had about half of that left over and I found myself wondering whether to just freeze them to eat later or use them for something else. I took half of it and added some chili beans and taco seasoning for a sweet chicken burrito filling. I combined that with some sharp cheddar cheese, lettuce, fresh tomato, and sour cream. That covered another two meals and they were fantastic!
The last couple of days I’ve been craving some chili. I thought I’d try using what was left of the sesame chicken to make a slightly sweet chili. Using the Taco Soup recipe as a base, I combined the sesame chicken mix into my crockpot with a large can of diced tomatoes, two cans of chili beans, a can of black beans, about a cup of whole kernel corn (from the freezer), a packet of taco seasoning, a packet of Ranch seasoning, and a mix of the following to taste: Tabasco sauce, ground chili pepper, ground white pepper, ground cumin, garlic powder, smoked paprika, sea salt.
It was delicious! I do not have any “starting” images, but here’s the end result:
I served a bowl of the chili topped with a mix of white and mild cheddar cheese and sour cream, with cinnamon rolls which were soaked in vanilla bourbon just before baking. They were very sweet and I found complemented the meal nicely. 🙂
This recipe was originally based on a friend’s arroz con pollo recipe, it has since evolved into a pseudo-succotash and chicken mixture served over steamed rice, which became affectionately referred to as “Ricotash”
Note: Adjust the measurements as needed. This recipe as-is serves 3-4.
1 cup of each:
sweet whole kernel corn (drained if from a can)
kidney beans (drained if from a can)
1 1/2 to 2 cups cooked chicken
Adjust the following to taste:
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp Cajun or Creole seasoning (low salt preferred!)
First get your rice going. I use a rice cooker and leave it to cook while I cook my chicken.
In a small saucepan mix tomato sauce, chicken, corn, and beans. Next, add your spices. Mix thoroughly and simmer about 10-15 minutes over medium/low heat.
Serve sauce mix over rice.
Note: unfortunately I didn’t take pictures the last time I made this, but I do have a picture of leftovers. 😉
Recipe Source: mom
3 lbs. pork roast
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
ground black pepper
1/4 cup water
1/8 cup cooking sherry
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup bourbon
Place the pork roast fat side up in a roaster. Rub the roast with lemon juice. Mix together the brown sugar, flour, paprika and salt. Rub this mixture all over the roast. Generously sprinkle with ground black pepper.
Combine water, 1/8 cup sherry, and 1/8 cup bourbon, and pour over the roast. Place a bay leaf in the pan and sprinkle the roast with parsley. Baste heavily and often.
After 1 1/4 hours, pour the remaining bourbon over the roast, and continue to baste until you are ready to serve roast. Bake approximately 2 1/2 hours or 45 minutes per pound.
1/4 cup garlic powder
1/4 cup onion powder
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon ground red pepper
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons celery seeds
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe Source: Kyle, allrecipes.com
Prep/Cooking Time: Ready in 10 Hrs 20 Min
5 pounds chuck roast
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon celery salt
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 tablespoon ground black pepper
1/2 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
4 fluid ounces beer
1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
4 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
2 teaspoons liquid smoke flavoring
1 large onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 jalapeno chile peppers, chopped
Using a sharp knife, poke several 1 inch deep holes in the roast. Insert the garlic slivers into the holes.
In a small bowl, combine the paprika, celery salt, garlic powder, parsley, ground black pepper, chili powder, cayenne pepper and seasoned salt. Mix together well and rub over the meat.
In a separate small bowl, combine the beer OR cola, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce and liquid smoke and mix well. Place the roast in a slow cooker and pour this mixture over the meat.
Add the onion, green bell pepper and jalapeno chile peppers to the slow cooker.
Cook on low setting for 10 hours, or more, if desired.
Recipe Source: Flavor of the South
2 cups cooked chicken, cut in bite-size pieces
¾ cup diced celery
¼ cup diced onion
½ tsp. salt
2 Tbls. lemon juice
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup sour cream
2 cups crushed potato chips
1 1/2 cups grated cheese
Mix the first seven ingredients and set aside.
Grease the bottom of a 9-inch x 12-inch casserole dish. Sprinkle half of the chips over the pan, then half of the cheese. Pour in all the salad ingredients. Cover with the rest of chips and then the cheese. Sprinkle the paprika over this. Cover and let set in fridge for one hour or overnight.
Uncover and bake one hour at 350 degrees.
Recipe Source: WI Cheesehead / recipezaar.com
Prep/Cooking Time: 35 min / 15 min prep
1 cup dry elbow macaroni
1 cup thin white sauce
1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
1 pinch paprika
4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese (1 C)
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
Preheat oven to 350°F. Boil macaroni till tender. Make a white sauce (or use jar kind) and add dry mustard and paprika. Thouroughly blend. Add 4 oz. cheddar cheese to white sauce and stir until melted. Add Worcestershire sauce and blend.
Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Layer noodles and sauce alternately for two layers.
Sprinkle with 1/4 C cheddar cheese and paprika. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until lightly browned.
Recipe Source: adapted from IAmAChocoHolic’s submission to Campbell’s website
1 can cream of (your favorite) soup — preferably Campbell’s 98% Fat Free
1 cup water
3/4 cup white rice, regular — uncooked
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic salt
4 chicken breast halves — skinned and boned
In 2-qt. shallow baking dish, mix soup, water, rice, paprika and pepper. Place chicken on rice mixture. Sprinkle with additional paprika and pepper. Cover. Bake at 375º for 45 minutes or until chicken and rice are done.
For creamier rice, increase water to 1 1/3 cups.