This is a recipe that was shared with me by a client and friend. It’s a favorite of theirs from Weight Watchers. I recommend using organic ingredients.
1 pound ground turkey or lean hamburger meat
1 package of taco seasoning
1 package of dry Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix
Combine above ingredients, and cook until meat is browned and crumbly. Drain off any fat and add one cup water to this mixture. Place in a saucepan or crock pot and add:
1 15 oz. can pinto beans (drained)
1 15 oz. can of black beans (drained)
1 11 oz. can of whole kernel corn (drained)
1 can original Rotel Tomatoes (I use the “milder” flavor.)
Bring to boil and cook 20-30 minutes.
Service size = 1 cup
Points per serving = 2 points
You can add more water if you prefer a thinner soup.
Chicken can be substituted for the ground meat.
Adjust the “spiciness” by adding more or less taco seasoning and/or using diced tomatoes instead of Rotel.
This soup freezes well.
This is also a great recipe for the crock pot. Just set on high for 8 hours. If the crock pot is a large one, the recipe can be doubled.