Taco Soup (2 and 1/2 points per cup of soup)
3 cans any type of beans (I use pinto beans in chili sauce, black beans, and kidney beans and for heaven's sake rinse your beans so you don't leave that thick film on them)
2 cans of diced tomatoes (I usually use RoTel tomatoes for one of these two cans, but today when I made it I didn't have any RoTel tomatoes on hand so I used one can of diced tomatoes and one can of Herdez salsa, but beware these additions make for a spicy kick!)
1 can whole kernel corn
1 can water
1 lb. cooked ground beef
1 packet ranch dip mix
1 packet taco seasoning mix
1 can 4 oz. diced green chilies (if you use RoTel tomatoes or the salsa you don't need this)
1 medium onion diced
Brown your hamburger along with the diced onions until the hamburger is cooked through. Add seasonings and canned items and stir, simmer for one hour. Garnish with cilantro and fat free sour cream (they make it so much better!).
It's a really simple recipe, and it makes a lot of soup. If I am really trying to have a good weigh in this soup seriously helps. I usually have it for dinner a couple of nights and a lunch or two as well (it is possible to get sick of this though so it's no cabbage soup diet or anything). The soup is very filling, and I usually like to eat it with some fat free sour cream and some baked tortilla chips, but skip the cheese, you don't even need it. Unless you're skinny. Then I suggest some shredded cheddar cheese, and lots of it.
And does anyone else watch Project Runway? I decided that Carol Hannah looks like this dog from Lady and The Tramp (she's the one that sings "He's A Tramp"). I'm not trying to be mean, I like Carol, but she bears a striking resemblance to this dog in a cute sort of way. She's a cute and very talented girl, but she wears WAY too much eye makeup. And she could use a little help in the hair department as well. Carol Hannah if you read this feel free to find a picture of a dog that looks like me and post it on your blog for all to see, no hard feelings...