Prep : 5 minutes Cook : 30 minutes Makes 10 to 12 servings
1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion , chopped
1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes , undrained
1 package (16 ounces) frozen vegetable bleand of your choice
1 can (16 ounces) kindey beans undrained
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
1 envelope taco seasoning
1 garlic clove , minced
*************Shredded cheddar cheese , optional *********
In a large saucepan , cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink ; drain . Add the tomatoes , vegetables , beans , broth , taco seasoning and garlic ; bring to a boil . Reduce heat ; simmer uncovered for 10 minutes . Garnish with cheese if desired .
Canned tomatoes beans and frozen vegetables give you a head start when preparing this crowd pleaser . Set a bowl of tortilla chips next to the soup for a crunchy alterative to crackers .