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Hearty Taco Chili

 Hearty Taco Chili
Ranch dressing mix and taco seasoning give extra special flavor to my hearty chili. Folks will come back for seconds. —Julie Neuhalfen, Glenwood, Iowa
11 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 6 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14 ounces) hominy, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • Corn chips, sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese, optional

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink;
  • drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the beans, hominy,
  • tomatoes, tomato sauce, onion, salad dressing mix, taco seasoning
  • and pepper.
  • In a blender, combine diced tomatoes and green chilies; cover and
  • process until smooth. Add to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low
  • for 6-8 hours.

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Hearty Taco Chili (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Serve with corn chips, sour cream and cheese if desired.
  • Yield: 11 servings (2-3/4 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 299 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 1,539 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 22 g protein.