When it comes to mouthwatering recipes, nobody does it better than the one and only Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. With her fail-proof instructions and irresistible flavors, she never fails to impress. Today, we’re diving into her famous 7-can soup recipe. This cheesy and veggie-packed comfort food is the epitome of simplicity and deliciousness. So grab a bowl, cozy up by the fireplace, and let’s get cooking!
The Easiest Meal You’ll Ever Make
Forget complicated recipes with a long list of ingredients. This 7-can soup recipe requires seven cans, some cheese, and minimal cooking and prep time. Trust us, that’s all you need to create a fantastic meal that will leave your taste buds begging for more. It’s so easy; you’ll be amazed!
A Fusion of Flavors
Now, let’s clarify something: this soup is not just a mishmash of random cans. Think of it as a harmonious blend of hearty bean stew and flavorful vegetable soup. The combination of canned chili, beans, and vegetables creates a unique taste that will remind you of your favorite Italian bean soup and hamburger soup, seasoned with a touch of taco seasoning. It’s a culinary masterpiece!
The Essential Ingredients
Here’s a rundown of the seven cans you’ll need for this incredible soup recipe:
- Meat-only Chili
- Kidney Beans
- Pinto Beans
- Black Beans
- Diced Tomatoes
- Corn (Try using Fiesta corn with red and green peppers for an extra burst of flavor)
- Rotel Tomatoes with Green Chilies
Feel free to experiment and add your own twist to the recipe. Not a fan of pinto beans? Double up on the black beans or substitute them with white beans or ranch-style beans. And if you prefer fire-roasted tomatoes or want to replace Rotel with another type of canned tomatoes, go ahead and make it your own.
The best part about this recipe? The instructions couldn’t be easier! No draining cans or following a specific order. Just open the cans and dump them into a large pot on the stove. It’s like a stress-reliever, especially if you take Pioneer Woman’s advice to “violently throw them into the pot.” Let out that frustration and let the flavors combine!
Bring the pot to a boil over high heat, then let it simmer on low for about 10 to 15 minutes. While the soup simmers, take a moment to choose the perfect wine pairing for your 7-can soup adventure. We recommend a semi-dry Riesling or a fruit-forward Syrah. Of course, feel free to pick your personal favorite or explore the selection at your local Trader Joe’s.
Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste. Once it’s hot and flavorful, it’s time to add the star ingredient: Velveeta cheese. You can either cube it or throw in one giant hunk, just like Pioneer Woman. Watch as the cheese melts, transforming the soup into a creamy indulgence that will warm your heart. Serve it with cornbread, tortilla chips, and perhaps a dollop of sour cream and avocado slices for a truly satisfying meal.
Family Cuisine: A Recipe for Busy Nights
This 7-can soup is a lifesaver for those hectic fall evenings when time is scarce, and everyone is on the go. It’s a delicious remedy for the chilly weather and a perfect way to gather the family around the table. The best part? No one needs to know the secret to this tantalizing dish unless you share it with them. So sit back, enjoy the Feast of the Seven Cans, and bask in the glory of your culinary creation.
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This post was originally published on April 19, 2019.