Red Earth Taco Soup

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1 lb. JC Potter Chipotle Sausage
2 ½ cups water
1 lb. Schwab’s Back Home Chili
1 (1.5 oz.) pkg. taco seasoning mix
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15 oz.) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes
2 cups Maria Rae’s Level One Salsa
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Pure Prairie Creamery Firewheel pepper Jack Goat Cheese
1 cup Hiland Sour Cream
¼ cup chopped cilantro


Crumble sausage in a medium skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until brown, stirring often. Drain. Put in a large slow cooker. Add water, chili, seasoning, black beans, diced tomatoes, diced tomatoes with green chiles and salsa. Stir well. Cook on high for 2 ½ – 3 hours, stirring occasionally. To serve, ladle into bowls and top with cheese, sour cream and cilantro as desired. Serves 6.