Coat bottom of saucepan with canola oil. Mix in mushrooms & saute.
Add onions, garlic, & red wine. Mix well until wine boils off. The onions should cook off until they are tiny. All that should be left are the mushrooms, tiny bits of onion & garlic, & just a bit of the oil.
Mix in the flour. Stir well & often until it becomes a paste-like mixture.
Add chicken broth. Stir often to keep mushrooms from burning onto the surface. As the broth boils, the gravy should thicken.
Add water to the desired consistency.
Add salt & pepper to taste.
Chef’s Note: I use baby bella mushrooms. I like mine thick, so I only use ½ cup of water in step 5.
14.5 oz. DelMonte Diced Tomatoes with Zesty Mild Green Chiles (1 can)
14.5 oz. DelMonte Diced Tomatoes with Zesty Jalapeños (1 can)
11 oz. Green Giant Mexicorn (1 can)
14 oz. beef broth (1 can)
1 pkg. Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp pepper
½ tbsp garlic powder
½ tbsp chili powder
16 oz. sour cream
1 pkg. Kraft Mexican 4 Cheese Blend, shredded
Dice the onions. Rinse & drain all cans of beans.
Crumble & brown beef in a large pot over medium high heat.
Once the meat starts to brown, add salt, pepper, garlic powder & chili powder, stir.
Add onions & mexicorn, stir. When the meat is fully cooked, add beans & cans of diced tomatoes.
Reduce heat to low, add beef broth, taco seasoning & stir to mix.
Cover pot & let soup simmer on low for 30 minutes.
Serve in a bowl, top with spoon full of sour cream & shredded cheese.
Chef’s Note: For red-meat free soup, substitute ground turkey in place of beef & chicken broth in place of beef broth. For vegetarian soup, double the beans called for in place of the meat & use vegetable broth instead of beef or chicken broth.