There is something so comforting about a hot bowl of soup on a cold winter evening. And the nice thing about soup is that it is usually a quick easy meal to put together.
This soup is a standby in our house. I keep the ingredients on hand at all times for a last minute supper idea, especially if we are getting sudden company and I need plenty of food. It is a delicious and fast meal!
2 lbs. ground beef
1 clove garlic, optional
1 quart OR 2 (15oz) cans tomato juice
3 (15oz) cans of beans, black, kidney or chili beans
1 (15oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (15oz) can whole kernel corn
1 packet taco seasoning
1-2 tsp. chili powder
Salt and pepper to taste
First, put your meat in a large kettle. Chop your onion and garlic and fry with your meat.
Dump all the other ingredients in now. Heat to almost boiling, stirring occasionally. When it’s hot, turn down and simmer until you’re ready to eat. You can eat it right away, but the flavor is better if you let it simmer for at least 15 min.