Menu Plan Monday: Week of Jan. 21st & Taco Soup Recipe

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This week’s menu is rather simple, since we have a LOT going on. We are going to be gone several of the nights.

Menu Plan

Monday: Taco Soup (recipe below)

Tuesday: Dinner with friends

Wednesday: Work dinner

Thursday: leftovers

Friday: out to eat

Saturday: Eggs and Waffles

Sunday: Homemade pizza

Taco Soup


This soup was amazingly tasty!! I think it’s the Ranch dressing mix that really added great flavor!

Taco Soup

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 package Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 package reduced sodium Taco seasoning mix
  • 2 cans chili beans (15 oz.)
  • 1 bag of frozen corn (12-16 oz.)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes and green chilies (15 oz.)
  • 2 can stewed tomatoes (16 oz.)
  • 2 cups water (you can vary this for thinner/thicker soup)


In a dutch oven, heat the lean ground beef until cooked thoroughly. Once cooked, drain excess liquid and add Taco mix to beef. Add diced tomatoes with the green chiles, beans, corn, stewed tomatoes, water and Ranch dressing. I usual bring it to a boil and taste it to see if I want to add anything else. Simmer to allow the flavors to merge.

Makes 6 servings.

What are you planning this week? I’d love to check out your menu for inspiration. Just leave a comment and a link to your post!!

Don’t forget to check out my recipes tab for more meal ideas! You can also check out my other Menu Planning Monday posts or Organizing Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday Blog Hop!   See you tomorrow for the Take it on Tuesday blog hop!


2 Responses

    • Betsy Pool

      I haven’t yet – but that’s a great idea! We sometimes put sour cream and cheese on it. I need to add that to the recipe. 🙂