Who says that Taco Tuesday cannot be had in the form of a soup? And making it in the slow cooker makes it that much better! Taco Soup Tuesday Slow cooker style is rich and delicious with such a fabulous taco flavor. You’ve simply gotta try it!
Gather all of the ingredients together, open the cans and drain all but the tomatoes.
Turn the slow cooker on high and add the ground beef making sure to break up over the bottom of the slow cooker. Cover so that it can adequately come to temperature and cook the beef. Stirring occasionally until browned.
Add onions, taco seasoning, and all cans of drained beans to the browned beef.
Pour beef broth over beef and bean mixture.
Now comes the tomatoes and the corn...it's going to be a fiesta in this slow cooker!
Mix well. Cover and continue cooking on high for 3-4 hours. Stirring occasionally.
Shred some cheese. Chop some cilantro to pile on top with a dollop of Greek yogurt. (Sour cream works as well). Serve with tortilla chips or cornbread.
Good morning friends. Hopefully, everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day Weekend. Here is a recipe to start your week off with a bang! It is a super spicy, super delicious, easy breezy dish!
Blackened Cajun Catfish over Black Bean and Corn Salsa with Chipotle Pepper Sauce
What you will need for the Black Bean and Corn Salsa:
2, 15 ounce cans of black beans- drained and rinsed
1, 16 ounce bag frozen corn- thawed and drained of any extra liquid
1/2 medium red onion- diced
1/2 red bell pepper- diced
1/2 poblano pepper- diced
1/2 bunch cilantro- leaved picked from stems
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
2 limes- juiced
Prepare all ingredients into a large glass mixing bowl. Stir well and place in the refrigerator until the catfish has been cooked.
What you will need for the Blackened Cajun Catfish:
4 Catfish Filets
Cajun Seasoning ( I used Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning)
2-3 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Heat olive oil in a large cast iron skillet on medium high heat. Sprinkle both sides of catfish filets with Cajun seasoning. Use as much or as little as you like. Place in the hot pan and fry for 4 minutes on each side until browned and crispy. Remove from pan and place on lined baking sheet. Bake in a 350 degree oven for another 3-4 minutes.
I found this fantastic chipotle chili pepper sauce at my local grocery store which made an absolutely perfect finish to this dish.
It is also available online at:
You of course can make your own from scratch, but this bottled sauce is so yummy that you will want to spice everything up with it!
Now just plate it all up and garnish with a bit of cilantro and you have a wonderfully elegant dish that is sure to spice up your week. 😉