South of the Border Soup
Cooking and creating new recipes is a favorite pastime of mine. As a matter of fact, this is an original recipe, which earned my first place in the Wisconsin Beef Cookoff some years ago. - Lynn Ireland, Lebanon, Wisconsin
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.
Makes8 servings (2 quarts)
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 jar (16 ounces) picante sauce
- 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
- 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1-1/4 cups water
- In a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls.
- In a large saucepan, brown meatballs; drain. Add the picante sauce, corn, beans, tomatoes and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink.
To make dry bread crumbs, arrange bread slices, on a baking sheet. Bake at 300° until completely dry and golden; cool. Place in a resealable plastic bag; crush with a rolling pin. Season with salt, pepper and dried herbs if desired. One slice of bread yields about 1/3 cup dry crumbs.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 221 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 780mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 15g protein.
Originally published as South of the Border Soup in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook-Book
Dec 22, 2011
This soup is amazing - great on a cold snowy day.
Nov 30, 2009
My family loved it!!!! So easy to make and fast too. Next time I will have to double it. Between me, my husband and 2 growing boys, there wasn't much left ( not enough to save).