Thought I would begin to share a few recipes with y'all once in a while. With colder days on the horizen, this one seemed like the obvious choice for today. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, but I love delicious, simple recipes like this one. On winter days when we all head out to help on the ranch, this is the perfect meal to come home to ~ after all, we never know when we'll get back to the house.
This is one of our favorite, quick, go-to meals on a cold wintery day. I make it a habit to keep cooked ground beef in the freezer, speeding preparation time up even more. Honestly, this can be in the crockpot in 5 minutes. It freezes great too!
2 lbs ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can Rotel, undrained
1 can whole kernel corn, undrained
1 can pinto beans, undrained
1 can Ranch-style beans, undrained
1 package Taco seasoning mix
1 package Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix
*Brown your ground beef and onion. Season to taste.
(I use pepper, seasoned salt and granulated garlic. We have our beef processed and our ground beef is very lean, thus there is no need to drain it. Go ahead and drain yours if need be.)
Dump everything into the crockpot and let it simmer from 4 hours to all day.
Serve with Fritos, cheese quesadillas or cornbread; shredded cheese and sour cream. Then sit back and watch the crew go back for seconds and thirds!