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Alice Golden


Mexican Bean Soup Alice Golden


I call this my paper crafting soup! Whenever I have major deadlines looming, I pull out the crock pot and make this yummy soup. This soup is based on a bunch of different recipes that I played around with until I came up with this version. One of my favorite things about this recipe is that it takes less than 5 minutes to throw all the ingredients into the crock pot. My kids love it when I add some of our favorite toppings, such as shredded cheese, sour cream, and crushed tortilla chips—they feel like they’re eating nachos for dinner! (Shh! Don’t tell them that it’s actually pretty healthy…especially if you use low-fat cheese and sour cream, and fat-free tortilla chips!)

1 can (15 oz.) pinto beans
1 can (15 oz.) kidney beans
1 can (15 oz.) navy beans
1 can (15 oz.) corn
1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes
1 can (15 oz.) Ro-tel or tomatoes with green chilis added
1 packet taco seasoning
1/2 packet dry ranch salad dressing
1/2 c. water

Place all ingredients in slow cooker; stir together. Note: Do not drain canned items, include the liquid in the soup. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Serve with grated cheese, sour cream, and tortilla chips. 

Mexican Soup Wraps & Recipe Card
Designer: Melissa Phillips


Mexican Soup Wraps & Recipe Card Designer: Melissa Phillips


SUPPLIES:  Cardstock: (Aztec) Bazzill Basics Paper; (cream)  Patterned paper: (Blue Swirls, Brown Pixies, Décor Stripe from Wild Saffron collection) K&Company  Accents: (aqua, copper glitter brads) Making Memories; (red, green, gold tags) Creative Café; (blue, orange, brown felt flowers) American Crafts  Stickers: (Pure Type alphabet) Mustard Moon  Fibers: (jute)  Font: (Old Type) www.twopeasinabucket.com  Other: (basket, cans of soup, can of chilis)  Finished sizes: large can wrap 10" x 4 1/4", small can wrap 9" x 2 3/4", recipe card 4 1/2" x 3 1/2"

1 Cover can in cardstock. 2 Cut strip of patterned paper slightly smaller than can. Adhere. 3 Affix stickers on tag to spell can contents. 4 Thread jute through tag and wrap around can; tie. 5 Attach brad to felt flower. Adhere. 6 Repeat steps to make additional can wraps.

1 Print soup recipe on cardstock. Trim and double mat with patterned paper and cardstock. 2 Punch hole in card. Attach flower to card with brad.

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