1 -1 1/2 lbs. ground hamburger
1 small onion, chopped (optional)
1 can black beans, drained
1 46 oz. can of tomato juice
1 can of whole kernel corn, drained
1 packet of ranch dressing mix
1 packet of taco seasoning
2 tablespoons chili powder
shredded cheddar cheese
First cook the hamburger and onion (if you have already prepared your hamburger, just add your chopped onion into the large pot,it has plenty of time to soften and simmer).
After the meat (and onion) is ready, in a large pot or crock pot, put your cooked meat, onion, and all of the remaining ingredients (except the fritos, cheese and sour cream). Let simmer for the afternoon.
That is it. I call it my cheat recipe. My Mom serves it with her fritos in the bottom of the bowl. Some in our home like it like that, some like the fritos on the side. Most everyone likes both the cheese and sour cream on top.