• Slow Cooker Black-Eyed Pea Taco Soup

    by Dorothy Reinhold on January 28, 2015


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    Part of the fun of being a food blogger is meeting other food bloggers, either in person or virtually, online.

    I met fun-loving Jamie Harrington online when she featured my Chicken Cacciatore in her roundup of 33 Three-Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes. Man is that a good list, because really, who wants to use 15 ingredients when you’re throwing together a slow cooker meal? Isn’t the purpose of the appliance to make it easy?

    So as I was poking around that article, she mentioned her favorite recipe, a Slow Cooker Taco Soup. Of course I had to make it!

    Slow Cooker Taco Soup from Totally the Bomb on ShockinglyDeliciousThis is her photo of her soup, and it looked delectable to me. So I borrowed her recipe and tweaked around with it a bit. You know I like to tweak.

    Melissa's Produce Steamed Blackeyed PeasI used my favorite bean — black-eyed peas — because we might as well keep the good luck going, even if it is past New Year’s Day. My theory is they deliver good luck all year long; that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. I used steamed black-eyed peas in a convenient package, and a Gourmet Garden Taco Seasoning pastetube of taco seasoning that is so convenient and delicious. You’ll find both in the refrigerated produce section.

    Thanks, Jamie, for a great and easy dinner! And the house smelled wonderful as it was cooking.Slow Cooker Black-Eyed Pea Taco Soup | Crock-Pot Taco Soup recipe | ShockinglyDelicious.com

    Slow Cooker Black-Eyed Pea Taco Soup

    Prep Time: 10 minutes

    Cook Time: 6 hours

    Total Time: 6 hours, 10 minutes

    Yield: Serves 4-6.

    Easy, comforting soup in the slow cooker with favorite taco flavors and garnishes. Use black-eyed peas to keep the good luck going, or sub another bean.

    Ingredients

    • 1 pound ground beef
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 1 (11-ounce) package steamed black-eyed peas
    • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes in own juice (no-salt version)
    • 1 1/2 cups water
    • 1 (2.8-ounce) tube Gourmet Garden Taco Seasoning paste
    • Garnishes: Shredded cheese, chopped fresh cilantro, chopped olives

    Directions

    1. Heat a non-stick skillet on medium-high and brown the meat and the onions, until meat is cooked through and onions are softened, about 7-8 minutes. Add to the slow cooker.
    2. Add black-eyed peas and tomatoes with juice. Measure water in a plastic or glass 2-cup measure and heat in the microwave until boiling. Add the taco paste to the boiling water and stir to dissolve. Add taco-water to the slow cooker, stir everything to combine, put the lid on and cook on high for 6 hours.
    3. Spoon into bowls and garnish with your choice of shredded cheese, fresh cilantro chopped olives, or all three!
    4. Serves 4-6.

    Notes

    Recipe source: Inspired by the taco soup at Totally the Bomb.

    http://www.shockinglydelicious.com/slow-cooker-black-eyed-pea-taco-soup/

    Slow Cooker Black-Eyed Pea Taco Soup | Crock-Pot Taco Soup recipe | ShockinglyDelicious.com

    Disclosure: Melissa’s Produce and Gourmet Garden sent products for recipe development. Thank you for supporting the brands I work with and love, which keeps the lights on here at Shockingly Delicious. 



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