In a large pot cook ground beef, crumbling and stir occasionally until browned. Drain fat and return to stove top.
Add corn, salsa, chilies, black beans, taco seasoning, dry ranch mix and mix together well.
Pour in beef broth and allow to simmer on medium/low for 30-40 minutes. Add half and half and mix to combine.
Optional: serve topped with sour cream, cheese, fresh cilantro, lime, or tortilla chips.