This recipe is so simple and it makes a ton. Perfect for keeping in your freezer to pull out at the last minute on a cold winter night.
For this recipe, you will need:
- 1.5 - 2 lbs ground beef
- half an onion, chopped
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 package of ranch dressing mix
- 1 package of salsa mix... I like to use mild. For a spicier recipe, use 2 pkgs each of ranch and salsa.
- 1 can of each of the following: black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, diced tomatoes with chiles, and diced tomatoes
- 2 cans whole kernel corn (or white corn for variety)
- 1 cup water
Brown ground beef with onion, cumin, salt, and pepper in a deep skillet or stew pot. After meat is thoroughly cooked, drain most of the grease off into a separate bowl and return pot to burner, adding ranch and salsa mixes. Add some of the drained grease back in if necessary... mixture should have a wet look to it. As mixture starts sizzling again, add all canned ingredients with juices, mixing thoroughly. Add water and stew uncovered for approx 1 hr. Alternate: transfer to a crock pot for 2 hrs. Turn burner off, take pot off stove, and let sit covered for 30 mins. Mixture should have chili consistency. Serve with tortilla strips / chips, shredded taco cheese, and sour cream.