Taco Soup

I absolutely loved the weather today…slightly overcast with a light breeze, and temps in the low 50s!  Definitely fall here in the south. Of course, by Wednesday it could be 80 again!  Anyway, the day just called for taco soup for lunch.  I found 2 recipes in our church cookbook.  By combining them I came up with a wonderful soup for the crockpot. It is easy and fast to put together, too!  By lunch the whole house smelled amazing!  Serve with cornbread and a lettuce salad!  Yummy!

1-1/2 lbs. ground beef

16 oz. can black beans

1-1/2 c. frozen corn

1 packet taco seasoning

1 packet ranch dressing mix

2 c. water

1 lg. can crushed tomatoes

In a large skillet brown the ground beef and drain off fat.  Combine all ingredients in a crockpot and stir well.  Set on low for about 4-5 hours.