Soups

Chorizo & Rice Taco Soup

This is my taco soup, easy to throw together.  Warms you up, with temperature and a little spice!

1 bag or box Mexican rice (I have used Knorr Fiesta Sides and RiceARoni Mexican Rice)
olive oil
1 small onion, finely diced
12 oz chorizo sausage (or regular pork or turkey sausage or ground beef)
1 small can diced green chilies
1 can tomato soup
1 can water
1 can black beans, drained
1 can creamed corn
1 can petite dice tomatoes

Prepare Mexican rice as directed on package.  In large pot, brown onion and chorizo in olive oil over medium heat, turn down to simmer.  Add green chilies, tomato soup, water, black beans, diced tomatoes, creamed corn, and prepared Mexican rice.  Heat until warmed through.  Serve with condiments such as sour cream, guacamole, sliced olives, avocado slices, shredded cheddar cheese, and tortilla chips.

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Main Dish, Side Dish, Snacks

Cheesy Rice & Bean Dip

This is a quick and easy tortilla chip dip for an appetizer, spoon over chips and make nachos, or roll it up in a tortilla for a quick main dish.  Made with pantry items on hand, add cheese, sour cream, guacamole or whatever you have to doll it up.

1 box Mexican style rice, prepared as directed on box (Rice A Roni, Goya, Uncle Ben’s)
1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can diced tomatoes, drained
1 small can sliced black olives
1 cup chunky salsa
1 small can green chilies
3 cups grated cheddar-monterey jack blend, divided
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 400°.  In large bowl, mix prepared rice, pinto beans, black beans, tomatoes, olives, salsa, green chilies, 2 cups cheese, cumin, cayenne, salt, and pepper.  Pour into 9″ round or square cake pan or deep dish pie plate.  Bake for 20 minutes or until heated through.  Sprinkle on remaining 1 cup cheese and return to oven until cheese is melted.  Serve with tortilla or corn chips, flour tortillas, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, avocado slices.  Can add ground beef or chicken.

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