Re:Is Rotel different than Hunts?
Re: "taco soup" -- We make it this way:
Put a little water in the pot and set into however much ground beef you want (93/7 -- lean!). Turn on the heat and squish the meat through your hands before the water gets too hot. Add diced onions and fresh garlic, chili powder + a beef bouillon cube (optional), Ro-Tel tomatoes -- OR whole canned tomatoes that you squeeze through your fingers + chopped jalapenos to taste. Add more water to desired consistency. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer 'til the onions are tender. Adjust the seasoning. (Can make ahead; even better next day.)
Serve this hot over crisp tortilla strips or slightly broken chips. Top the bowls with traditional taco toppings, such as grated cheese, shredded lettuce, (avocado), (sour cream), (diced onions), pico de gallo.
More chips/strips + refried beans on the side. Beer on the rocks or cold Sangria.