Taco Soup (or maybe Taco Stew...)

We call this Taco Soup, but its not exactly soup-y. It is thicker, like a stew, but not technically a stew because it only takes 15ish minutes to make. Matt pretty much eats it as a dip, so in that case it isn't really a soup or a stew. I may not know what it is exactly, but I do know it is delicious!

1 lb ground beef
1/2 onion, chopped
1 can of corn (do not drain)
2 cans of kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can stewed tomatoes (do not drain)
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 packet of chili seasoning
1 packet dry ranch dressing mix
Water (optional)
Fritos or tortilla chips
shredded cheese and/or sour cream for topping

In a skillet, brown the ground beef with the chopped onion.
While browning, mix remaining ingredients in 3qt (or larger, if you want it thinner) saucepan and cook over medium heat. Add the meat and onions when done. Simmer til heated through.
Add water if you want it more soup-like. 
Serve with desired toppings.

I use fritos because it is like a taco shell. I mix them in, along with shredded cheese (usually the Mexican blend). Matt prefers to top with cheese and sour cream, then scoop up with tortilla chips. Both are good, its just a matter of preference!

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