1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 medium onion - diced
1 package Dry Ranch Dip mix (Hidden Valley) or Dry Ranch Dressing Mix works too.
1 package Taco Seasoning
1 can mild Rotel Tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce
2 1/2 cups water
1 can chili beans (do not drain)
1 can black beans (drain and rinse) or use red beans or pinto beans drained and rinsed.
1 or 2 cans of drained whole kernal corn (depending on your desire for corn)
Brown the beef and onion and drain. Add the rest and bring to boil..reduce, cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Note: You can extend the soup amount by adding more rotel tomatoes, more corn, more chili beans and it really doesn't affect the flavor too much when these are added. Upon occasion I have added an additional 1/2 pkg of taco seasonings when extending the soup amount. You can also add a bit more water if needed.
this is a really good soup and I usually fix it when the air gets cold .