1 lb. hamburger (I use hamburger patties; they are firmer in texture) 

1 tsp. garlic, chili and onion powder, paprika, and cumin 

1/2 tsp. salt and pepper

dash of red pepper (optional) 

1/2 diced lg. onion

3 cloves crushed garlic (in garlic press)

1 packet mild taco seasoning

1/4 cup water

1 can stewed tomatoes; puree a little in food processor (with it’s juice)

1 lg. can whole tomatoes; puree a little in food processor (with it’s juice) 

1 can ranch beans

1 can pinto beans (drained and rinsed)


Secret Recipe:

In large pot, brown hamburger

next add all seasonings (not taco, yet)

saute for 2 min.

Then, add onion and garlic

saute for 3 to 5 min.

Then add taco seasoning ; stir well

add water and stir

Then add tomatoes; stir

add beans; stir well

Simmer for 30 to 45minutes.



Now just eat and enjoy!! 🙂 Have with tortilla chips or buttered crackers. This is one of my favorite recipes!!