Taco Soup (Crockpot Freezer Version)
Feel free to experiment with the seasonings in this recipe- add more chili powder if you like a spicier version. The Chipotle seasoning gives it a nice, smoky-rich flavor.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can corn
- 1 32-oz box vegetable stock
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp dried cumin
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp dried minced onions
- 1 tsp chipotle seasoning
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
Add all ingredients EXCEPT for the vegetable stock to a gallon-size freezer bag.
Break up the raw ground beef in the sealed bag by squishing slightly with your fingers. Freeze.
Defrost in refrigerator overnight prior to cooking.
Empty defrosted ingredients into slow cooker; add vegetable stock.
Cook approximately 6-8 hours on low until ground beef is cooked through. *Cook times will vary greatly depending on your slow cooker.
Monitor liquids and add more water towards the end of cook time, if needed.