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Everything you need is right here!  TOTAL TIME: 35 minutes

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 bunch scallions, white and green parts separated, chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef chuck
  • One 1-ounce packet taco seasoning *see ShockleySecret
  • One 1-ounce packet ranch dressing seasoning
  • Two 10-ounce cans diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • Three 15-ounce cans beans, drained and rinsed (a mix of pinto beans, black beans and kidney beans)
  • One 10-ounce can whole corn kernels, drained
  • Kosher salt 
  • Shredded Cheddar, for serving
  • Sour cream, for serving
  • Pico de gallo, for serving
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Prep Work

  • Light a yummy candle.
  • Put on your favorite tunes.
  • Rinse all beans & scallions.
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Let’s Get Cookin!

  1. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the scallion whites and cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant and soft, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the beef and cook, stirring to break it up into small crumbles, until cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in the taco and ranch seasonings until well combined.
  5. Add the tomatoes, beans, corn and 1 teaspoon salt.
  6. Fill one of the bean cans with water and add it to the pot. *see ShockleySecret
  7. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the beans are warmed through, about 10 minutes. 
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Ready to Roll!

  • Serve in bowls with scallion greens, cheddar cheese, sour cream and pico de gallo. 
  • Use one can *beef broth instead of water, and *two packs of taco seasoning instead of one.

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*ORIGINAL RECIPE COURTESY OF FOOD NETWORK KITCHEN!