Alright, so I figure this is a 'cheating' sort of recipe, because it involves almost no real cooking--just a lot of dumping and stirring. On the other hand, it is yummy, and everybody needs an easy meal sometimes, right?
Prep time--about 5 minutes.
Cooking time--oh, another 5-10 minutes...
Meat (1 lb ground beef or 1 can chicken) (optional--lentils make a nice meat substitute too)
1 med onion, chopped
2-4c broth (anything that goes with your meat choice, amount varies by how thick you like your soup!)
1 can black beans
1 can corn
1 can tomatoes (diced or stewed)
1 small can diced chilis
1 packet taco seasoning (or chili powder, salt, etc as desired)
(The soup here was made with canned chicken) --------->
If using beef, place in a large saucepan to brown. Saute onions in with the grease. If using chicken, add a Tbs of oil to saute the onions, then add the chicken second. If using lentils, cook them first. Add taco seasoning to the meat. Drain off extra grease as applicable.
Dump in all canned ingredients--do not drain. Stir a bit, then add as much broth as it takes to get the consistency you want.
Let simmer for a few minutes until warmed through.
Serve topped with grated cheddar cheese, sour cream, and/or fritos or crumbled corn chips.