1 lb. lean ground beef (optional, may replace with ground turkey, chicken or pork, equal amounts)
1 pack taco seasoning (I normally use mild but have been known to spice it up a bit!)
1 pack ranch dressing mix
2 cans black beans
2 cans pinto beans
2 cans kidney beans
1 can corn
1 can tomatoes with green chilies (mild or hot, your choice)
1 onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
14 oz. beef broth
2 quarts tomato juice
Cheddar or Mexican blend cheese, shredded
In a heavy bottomed pot, brown beef with onion, until done. Drain as much extra fat off as possible. Add remaining veggies, broth and juice as well as spice packets. Stir well. Bring to a boil and cook 25-30 minutes, stirring often to keep from sticking. Serve over a bowl of tortilla chips with a dollop of sour cream, a slice of avocado and lots of cheese.
I served mine with cheesy garlic toast and a side salad. It's so warm and inviting but so easy to do. Hope you enjoy!