Taco Soup Recipe

2013-05-21
taco soup
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  • Servings : 8
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 1:10 h
  • Ready In : 1:15 h

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    280
  • Calories from Fat

    38
  • Total Fat

    4.2g
  • Saturated Fat

    1.5g
  • Trans Fat

    0.0g
  • Cholesterol

    50mg
  • Sodium

    1098mg
  • Total Carbohydrates

    35.5g
  • Dietary Fiber

    10.4g
  • Sugars

    9.3g
  • Protein

    27.0g
  • Vitamin A

    14%
  • Vitamin C

    28%
  • Calcium

    10%
  • Iron

    27%
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Taco soup is an easy to make tummy warming treat.

Although hot soup on a cool day is an especially welcoming pleasure, this soup will be welcomed any day and in any weather.

Taco Soup Recipe

 

Ingredients

  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoons garlic, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 - 16 ounce can tomatoes
  • 1 - 16 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 - 4 ounce can green chiles (optional)
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 1 can kernel corn with juices
  • 1 - 16 ounce can pinto beans
  • 1 - 16 ounce can kidney beans
  • 1 package taco seasoning mix
  • 3 cups water

For garnish:

  • cheddar cheese, grated
  • taco chips
  • sour cream

Method

Step 1

Brown ground beef with onion and garlic. When well browned, add the remaining ingredients and simmer for 1 hour.

Step 2

Serve topped with grated cheddar cheese, taco chips, and a dollop of sour cream.

Tips and Variations:

  • If you are really short of time, just cook the soup for 30 minutes. I find that letting it simmer for that extra half hour blends all the tastes together even better, but it still works well in just 30 minutes.
  • Substitute ground chicken for an even lower calorie soup.
  • Using reduced sodium taco seasoning helps cut down the sodium content of this recipe.

Did You Know?…

This is an easy tortilla Mexican soup recipe that takes the flavors of our favorite tacos and puts them into a soup.

I love soup recipes because of their easy preparation and their flexibility. For example, I have added a can of kernel corn to this recipe for extra nutrition, color and texture. If you prefer you can leave it out, or add your own favorite ingredients.

Slipping in another vegetable always ups the nutrient content.

This amazing but simple taco soup recipe is one your family will love.

Can’t get the kids to eat their veggies? Chop them up finely and add them to this soup!

I hope you enjoy it.

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