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Taco Soup

My friends joke about how much soup I make and how much I love it.  It’s kinda my thing.  🙂  So don’t be surprised when this blog starts looking like a database of awesome soups…it’s going to happen!

Taco Soup

Today’s is my momma’s Taco Soup.  It also appears in the Freezer Cooking post from yesterday, but I wanted to give you the recipe on its own so you can try it before you commit to having a bunch in your freezer.  So, here goes:

Taco Soup

Taco Soup

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 Tbs minced garlic
  • 1 large (200g) onion, diced
  • 1 medium (100g) bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 packet (or 1 tbsp) dry ranch mix
  • 1 packet (or 2 tbsp) taco seasoning
  • 1 15 oz can chili beans
  • 1 15 oz can corn, drained
  • 1 4 oz can diced green chiles
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 6 oz small can tomato paste
  • 2 Tb cilantro, chopped
  • water to desired consistency (I used 3-4 C)

Instructions

INSTANT POT

  1. Turn IP to Sauté cook ground beef. When beef is cooked, add garlic, onion and peppers and cook about 5 minutes longer.
  2. Add everything else plus water to desired consistency (I used about 3 C), stir, close lid, set valve to Seal, and pressure cook for 20 mins.

CROCKPOT

  1. In a skillet, brown ground beef.
  2. Then, in the crockpot add 1 cup water, taco, and ranch seasonings to crockpot, and mix well.
  3. Add everything else including browned beef to the crockpot.
  4. Add additional water to your desired consistency (approx 3-4 cups). Cook on high 3-4 hours or low 6-8 hours.

STOVETOP

  1. In a soup pot, brown ground beef. Then add garlic, onion and peppers with the cooked ground beef and cook for about 5 more minutes.
  2. Add 1 cup water, taco, and ranch seasonings, and mix well.
  3. Add everything else and additional water to your desired consistency (approx 1-2 cups).
  4. Simmer until soup is heated through and veggies are tender.

Notes

Modifications:

Gluten Free: Check the ingredients in your ranch mix and seasoning.

Dairy Free: As above!

Vegetarian: Not today.

MFP Listing: MacroEd Taco Soup

Once everyone is making their own taco seasoning, those carbs will come down some.  There are carby thickening agents (and a ton of sodium and other weird things) in the store-bought kind that are affecting the numbers.  I’m planning a seasoning post soon so we can stock your kitchen with healthier versions of the store-bought stuff.  Then we’ll update the macros in recipes like this.

Taco Soup

Anyways, I hope you love the taco soup.  My family does.  If you make it, please leave a comment and tell me what you think!

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