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3 cups dry pinto beans (or a combo of pinto and black beans)
1 pound cooked hamburger, drained
1 can sweet corn, drained
1 can olives, drained and sliced
1 can diced tomatoes
2 packets taco seasoning (or 2 T. homemade taco seasoning-see recipe below)
In large soup pot (6-8 qt.) put 3 cups dry beans, 12 cups water, and 1 tablespoon salt. Cook for about 2 1/2 hours or until soft.
Add remaining ingredients and simmer for about 15 minutes to an hour. Serve with corn bread or tortilla or corn chips and cheese.
TACO SEASONING MIX
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
Combine all ingredients. Cover and store in airtight container. You can easily double or triple this recipe to have more mix on hand.
To Use: Use 1 tablespoon per pound of meat in place of a seasoning packet.
Yield: Makes about 1/3 cup mix