Taco Soup

by Suzanne on February 3, 2013

in Soup & Salad

Soup is such a comforting food in the cold months it’s easy to make a few pots a week and enjoy a bowl with a nice green salad or homemade corn bread or rolls. I am always looking for an easy throw together one pot wonder and soup seems to be one of my go-to-meals. This recipe is a little more like what Rachel Ray calls a “stew-oup” because it’s a tad heartier than your average soup. Whether you call this a soup or stew, it’s awesome.  I adapted the recipe from miss Paula Dean so you know it’s going to be good but it doesn’t have a pound of butter in it. I make this soup healthier by using ground turkey in it, plus I’m just not a ground hamburger kind of gal. My family all loves this soup and my kids are not soup lovers like myself. I always seem to make this soup at the beginning of the new year because we are all so tired of eating garbage, I mean sweets :), I hope you enjoy this soup as much as we do. I’m also sharing this recipe with Bush’s Beans Comfort Recipe Exchange and Give away so “Join Aggie’s Kitchen and Real Mom Kitchen and share a family favorite Winter Comfort Food recipe for the Bush’s Beans Recipe Exchange!”

Taco Soup

Ingredients:
1 pound ground turkey
1 yellow onion chopped
1 bell pepper chopped
1-2 stalks of celery chopped
1 28 oz. crushed tomatoes or chopped tomatoes
1 can rotel tomatoes and green peppers
1 4 oz. can chopped green chile peppers
1 14 oz. can corn drained
1 14 oz. can Bush’s chili beans or pinto beans or Bush’s black beans undrained
1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
1/2 pkg. spicy ranch dressing mix or reg. dry ranch mix
1 1/2 to 2 cup water or chicken broth
Garnishments:
sour cream
shredded cheddar
chopped avocado
tortilla chips

Directions:
Step 1: Chop pepper and onion and celery. In large stock pot cook the ground turkey or hamburger with onion, peppers and celery until the meat is cooked through. If using hamburger meat then drain the meat, is using ground turkey it has little fat so it’s not necessary to drain.
Step 2: The rest is easy just add the remainder ingredients and stir. Let the soup come to a boil then simmer it for 30 minutes.

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1 Sandra's Easy Cooking February 4, 2013 at 6:47 am

This looks Gorgeous, Suzanne! Beautiful color and it is very comforting in the winter. Loving your pics!

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2 Laura (Tutti Dolci) February 4, 2013 at 10:32 am

I love the flavors in your soup, Suzanne! This looks so bright and comforting for a cold evening!

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3 CCU February 4, 2013 at 1:22 pm

This soup is such a delicious Mexican twist!

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

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4 Suzanne February 6, 2013 at 12:38 am

Thanks so much :)

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5 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts February 4, 2013 at 8:58 pm

My favorite flavors all together, sounds comforting and delicious! Great to use up whatever veggies you have on hand!

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6 Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} February 4, 2013 at 9:16 pm

What a perfect soup! Love the flavors. I just recently purchased a slow cooker – do you think this would work well in that? :-)

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7 Suzanne February 6, 2013 at 12:38 am

thanks Lisa, I’m sure it would work in the crockpot too, you may need to add some more liquid to it to make sure it get enough.

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8 Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking February 4, 2013 at 9:33 pm

a warm bowl of soup on these cold days is exactly what my family asks at lunch time.

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9 Carol | a cup of mascarpone February 5, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Suzanne, I make this soup ALL the time, and adore it! It’s so healthy and low-cal! Thanks for sharing…and your photos make it look as delicious as it tastes!

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10 Suzanne February 6, 2013 at 12:39 am

Thanks Carol, I really love this one it’s so easy and good.

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11 Jean (Lemons & Anchovies) February 5, 2013 at 9:12 pm

I can almost taste this soup, yum, and I like the lightened up version. It just means I can eat more than a few servings. :)

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12 Patty February 5, 2013 at 11:01 pm

Pretty bright colors in your soup Suzanne- I’m making this one for dinner, even though it’s not super cold here I’m in the mood for a bowl of soup;-)

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13 Priscilla @ShesCookin February 5, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Looks sooo good! You wouldn’t believe the cold weather we’ve been having, Suzanne. Does Bush have a no-sodium canned bean? I have to soak beans due to Don’s strict sodium restriction.

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14 Suzanne February 6, 2013 at 12:36 am

Thanks Priscilla, I’m not sure but I assume they do since most companies have low sodium options now.

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15 Paula February 6, 2013 at 6:46 am

I had to laugh at your comment about eating garbage. I have felt the same way–eating almost no desserts the whole month of January. Your soup will fit into my current frame of mind perfectly!

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16 Suzanne February 6, 2013 at 8:54 am

Ha yes, the holidays always make me feel that way :)

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17 Terra February 6, 2013 at 7:38 pm

I agree, I adore “stew-oups” too! Rachael is so smart right? :-) I love your soup recipe, it is a recipe I would want with a big piece of cornbread! Yum, hugs, Terra

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18 Jen Laceda @ Tartine and Apron Strings February 6, 2013 at 9:06 pm

“Stewoup” it is! Loving that term! We all need a comforting bowl of taco soup, especially if the recipe’s from Queen Paula Dean! This totally make me smile :)

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19 Aggie February 7, 2013 at 8:34 am

Great soup!! Thanks for linking up!

Good luck! :)

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20 The Café Sucré Farine February 7, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Suzanne – this is so pretty and colorful and I can almost smell the amazing aroma it must have! I’m crazy about soup and can never have enough recipes!

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