This is so quick & easy to make!
When I was growing up, one way my mom saved money on the grocery bill was to cut the amount of meat called for in a soup or casserole in half. That is something that I have continued to do to this day for two reasons. It saves money & I don’t like a lot of meat in most casseroles & soups. I made this recipe with half a pound of ground beef, but the recipe that I based this one off of called for a full pound. Let you taste & wallet dictate the amount that you use.
1/2 lb ground beef
1 can Ranch style beans
1 1/4 cup salsa or 1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 can Campbell’s Nacho Cheese Soup
2 cups milk
1 1/2 tablespoons taco seasoning (see below)
Brown ground beef. If using a fattier meat, drain. If not, there is no need to do so.
Adding remaining ingredients. Heat through & enjoy!
Garnish with crushed tortilla chips, sour cream, cheese, extra salsa if you want.
If you are serving at a party or get together, keep warm in a crock pot.
I make my own taco seasoning as follows:
1/4 cup chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon red pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
2 teaspoons paprika
2 Tablespoons ground cumin
4 teaspoons salt
4 teaspoons black pepper
Combine & store in an air tight container.