Crockpot Taco Soup

Kimberly Neumiller – Neumiller Harvesting

I love this time of year! Cool, crisp days, the beautiful colors of the trees and soup days!  Here is a recipe that is super easy and so good!

Serves 8-10

Crockpot Taco Soup

10 min

2 hrCook Time

2 hr, 10

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  • 1 lb. Ground Beef, browned and drained
  • 1 can Beef Broth {14.5 oz.}
  • 1 can Kidney Beans {16 oz.}, drained
  • 1 can Black Beans {15 oz.}, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can Petite Diced Tomatoes + liquid from can {14.5 oz.}
  • 1 can Corn + liquid from can {15 oz.}
  • 1 can Original Rotel – Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies {10 oz.}
  • 1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Mix {1 oz.} or Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Mix
  • 1 packet Taco Seasoning Mix {1 oz.} or 3 tbsp. Homemade Taco Seasoning
  • 1.5 tsp. Onion Powder
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • For Garnish: Fritos, Sour Cream, Shredded Cheddar and chopped Green Onions!


  1. Add all ingredients {except garnish ingredients} to Crockpot and stir well.
  2. Cook on HIGH for 2 hours, or LOW for 4 hours.
  3. Top with a dollop of Sour Cream, Shredded Cheddar, Chopped Green Onions, and some Fritos for a delicious added punch of flavor! ENJOY!!

“It’s All I Have” Chopped Steak

Nancy Eberts – Eberts Harvesting Inc.

I looked in the freezer and saw three packages of chopped steak so decided that’s what’s for supper! Not a usual for us but figured it was time to try something in the Crock Pot, as it is chilly here.

I found a recipe that looked easy…simply brown steaks, after dusting with flour, and then add to the Crock Pot.


09/14/17 – South Heart, North Dakota / Meatballs and Brown Gravy

Nancy Eberts – Eberts Harvesting

So our granddaughter, Maci, drove over today!🤣 She didn’t have much time to stop and chat because she had to go and show Papa her “wheels”. However, she did stop on the way back from the shop to tell me Papa helped her go fast by taking the screw out of the shifter and putting it in second gear!

I hope I get a lot of visits!


07/30/17 – Washburn, North Dakota

Amanda Buus Thomsen – BT Harvesting

I may have gone a little overboard…

You see, we’ve been sitting… waiting for our crops to ripen for over a week now.  It’s safe to say, at this point, the natives are restless.  I’ve been restless too, so I’ve baked cookies.  Lots of yummy, delicious, waist-widening, seam-stretching cookies. It’s my ‘go-to’ when I get bored…or I’m procrastinating doing my paperwork.

Anyway, I get the call.  The call both the crew and I had been waiting for.  Anders says, “I’ve already texted the guys.  The peas are ready, so you’ll need to make dinner.” I honestly never thought I would be so excited to make Italian beef.  (Sounds crazy, right?)  I fixed dinner trays, grabbed my camera and happily headed to the field. Before I handed out dinners, I (thankfully) got a few pictures of the guys running.  Little did I know those would be the only ones I would get.

Because the peas were so light and fluffy, they didn’t want to feed into the headers properly (we don’t have pea augers and didn’t have any problems cutting them last year). So, for an instant fix, the hubs used his MacGyver skills and turned PVC pipe and plumbers strap into a bar to keep the peas down and not flying over the back. It’s not ideal (or pretty), but definitely cheaper than buying an after-market kit.

The next day, the crew left for the field and I ran to the kitchen, more excited than I had been in weeks.  I planned a simple dinner…and it grew from there.  I decided to make Chicken Pot Pie (check out the recipe from the Pioneer Woman – it’s wonderful and easy), but, in my giddiness, decided I couldn’t use pre-made pie crust.  It had to be homemade. And 1 wouldn’t do…they would need to have 2.  Corn casserole, Tres Leches cake, fresh strawberries and biscuits rounded out their dinner.  Honestly, it didn’t look like I went overboard…until I put it all together.  Oops.

They get dirty with grease, I get dirty with flour.

This is probably enough for 7 guys, right?

And then it happened.  As soon as I got dinner served, the hubs rained on my parade of giddiness.  He told me they were done cutting peas and we would have a few days before the durum and spring wheat would be ready. So, here we sit again.

And now, I’m on my way to the store to get Crisco sticks, brown sugar and bigger pants.