1 1/2 to 2 lbs pounds lean ground beef
1 14-15 ounce can diced tomatoes (do not drain)
1 4 oz can diced/chopped green chiles
2 15 ounce cans light red kidney beans (drain but do not rinse)
1 cup water
1 package Taco seasoning mix
1 package Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
Brown beef and remove excess fat. In soup pot or crock pot, add browned ground beef and all remaining soup ingredients. If cooking on stove, simmer for 45 minutes to one hour. If you cook it in the crock pot, you can cook this all day on Low, or half a day on High.
Shredded Cheddar, Monterey Jack or Co-Jack cheese
Crush a handful of tortilla chips and place in bottom of bowl. Top with Beefy Tortilla Soup. Sprinkle on the shredded cheese of your choice and a dollop of sour cream.