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Slow Cooker Black-Eyed Pea Taco Soup

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 [1] in her roundup of 33 Three-Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes [2]. 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 [3]. 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 [3].

http://www.shockinglydelicious.com/slow-cooker-black-eyed-pea-taco-soup/ [5]

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

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