Why? Well because a ranch dressing pack is one of the main ingredients in taco soup. Taco soup. Wonderful, glorious taco soup.
Well a ranch packet was the main ingredient in taco soup until now. Oh yeah. Ranch packet-less taco soup. Can you handle it? I wasn't so sure I could handle it. That ranch packet gives such a tubular twang to the soup that I wasn't to jazzed about letting it go.
But I did it. And you should do it. Believe me. Have I ever led you astray? No. Or at least I tell myself I haven't.
But just try it. You'll lurve it.
from Day in the Country
1 onion, chopped
1 15 oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 8 oz can of tomato sauce
2 10 oz cans diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 package of taco seasoning mix
1 16 oz can chili beans, undrained
1 15 oz can corn, drained
12 oz of beer
2 boneless skinless chicken breast.
Place everything but the onion in a slow cooker. Stir to combine. Lay the chicken on top, pressing down slightly until it's just covered by the other ingredients. Cook on low for 7 hours. About 30 minutes before serving, remove the chicken, shred it, return it to the slow cooker.
Serving size 1 cup (makes about 9)
Points plus 5
Serving this with saltines, sour cream, shredded cheese and green onions was one of the best decisions I've made in a while. Just sayin.