I want to try as many crock pot recipes as I can before I have my little girl in July. July is still months away but I know time is going to fly by (as it already has). I would like to accumulate a bunch of go-to tried and true crock pot recipes so I can have them easily accessible on my blog for my upcoming sleep deprived months. In June/July I will also be making and posting some great freezer-friendly recipes as well! I want to make sure our freezer is stocked with plenty of pre-made meals so my husband and I can enjoy our little one as much as possible.
Most of the traditional crock pot recipes use either chicken or pork so I was intrigued when I found this recipe. Since this recipe does contain beef, you do need to brown it on the stove before putting it in the crock pot but that was probably the hardest part of this recipe. You may either put the uncooked rice in the crock pot and let it cook in the crock pot or cook the rice on the stove and serve it with the soup. I did the latter of the two and it worked out perfectly.
I just scooped some cooked rice in a bowl…
poured some soup over the rice…
and garnished it with sour cream and shredded cheese.
Crock Pot Burrito Soup
2 tsp. canola oil
1 large onion, diced
1 lb. extra lean ground beef
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
5 cups beef broth
2 Tbsp. chili powder
1 Tbsp. cumin
2 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
2/3 cup corn
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup uncooked rice (or, cook rice separately)
Heat a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat and add oil. Cook the onions for a couple minutes before adding the beef. Brown the beef with the onion and drain if necessary. Put back on the heat and stir in the garlic, just until fragrant.
Pour the beef mixture into the crock pot and then add the tomato sauce, beef broth, spices, corn and black beans. Cook on low for…however long you’re gone.
Increase temp to high and add the rice, just until cooked. Alternatively you can put the cooked rice in bowls and ladle the soup over it. Garnish with your favorite toppings.
Source: Elly Says Opa!