Today I am sharing the recipe for Taco Soup. It is an easy, quick meal that will to warm your family on a fall evening. I like this dish because everyone seems to have their own way of making it. I have seen many versions of Taco Soup. You can transform this recipe into a favorite dish your family will love for years to come. With such a simple recipe, Taco Soup leaves more time for spending with family rather than struggling over a complicated menu. Because of it’s simplicity and great flavor, it has become a family tradition to serve it on Christmas Eve. No one is left in the kitchen cooking for many hours. Everyone, the cook included, is able to enjoy the evening of family fun and fellowship.
We like things a little spicy at my home. I adapt the recipe, adding some extra heat which pleases my husband to no end. You can leave the spice out if your family prefers no spice. To kick the spice level up, I add a can of Ro*tel. It will add flavor and heat. (if you are a fan of Ro*tel or want to know more about Ro*tel tomatoes, I am currently running a wonderful giveaway at my blog, sponsored by Ro*tel. Part of the prize is a $50.00 grocery gift card. Make sure to visit the giveaway! Go HERE for the giveaway.)
- 1 lb ground beef, browned (I use lean ground turkey)
- 1 can Ro*tel (You can omit if you do not want it to be spicey
- 1 can whole kernel corn – do not drain
- 8 oz can tomato sauce
- 1 can stewed tomatoes
- 1 1/2 cans water
- 1 can ranch style or chili style beans – do not drain
- 1 small onion chopped and cooked with the ground meat
- 1 package taco seasoning mix ( I use a low sodium seasoning packet or mix my own)
Brown meat, sauteing the onions with the meat. Drain any grease. In a dutch oven or soup pot add meat and all other ingredients. Simmer on stove-top until ready to eat.
I like to serve this soup with several sides, letting the family choose what toppings they want to add to their soup.
Options: Fritos, grated cheese, sour cream, green onions, black olives, chopped cilantro, or diced avocado. You choose what toppings are best for the preferences of your family. My husband loves Jiffy cornbread muffins with his taco soup. I can’t wait to see what you have cooking for your family. Remember to link your recipe to this week’s blog carnival.
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