Taco Soup – new version

We love Taco Soup at our house.  It will warm you down to your tippy toes.  But when we saw this version, we knew we were going to give it a try.   Hope you do the same.   It is quite versatile.   It is a thick soup so if you like it a bit less thick, just add some water (or broth) to thin out.  But what makes it great in its thick stage is you can

1.  eat it as is (sort of like chili…yum!)

2.  put over fries for “chili cheese fries” (don’t forget to top with some grated cheese and diced green onion- oh my)

3.  make some Walking Tacos – open an individual bag of fritos, top with some taco soup, cheese, sour cream, diced onion, salsa, and there you go.

4.  Serve soup with Tostito scoop chips and scoop up some soup with your chips.  Man, oh, man.

You will enjoy this soup, I just know it.   And, you can, like I did, make one version using ground beef and one version using ground turkey.  In my version (the ground turkey one) I substituted for my can of diced tomatoes for the ones with added zesty jalapenos.  Kicked my soup up a notch.

AND, for the salsa you add to the soup (yep, that’s right) you can choose the mild, medium, or hot – you choose.

Top your soup with some grated Mexican blend cheese (our your favorite), and a dollop of sour cream and you have a great meal.  Enjoy!

Taco Soup

1 lb ground beef or groud turkey (can omit totally for vegetarian)

2 – 15 oz. cans black beans, drained and rinsed

1 – 14.5 oz. can corn, drained – or 3-4 ears fresh corn (slice off kernels) or 1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels

1 – 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes (plain, or tomatoes with zesty jalapenos, or mexican style, you choose)

1-3 tsp Taco Seasoning (can I make a suggestion? use MY homemade Taco Season Mix – listed under sauces – better flavor than the stuff you buy in the store – you won’t regret it – Also add more or less to taste – my seasoning mix is also a higher heat level than what you purchase in the store)

1 – 16 oz. container/jar of salsa, – your preferred heat level

Garnishes:

Tortilla ships, crumbled 

Shredded cheese, your favorite blend/brand

Sour cream

In a soup kettle, brown the ground beef or turkey and drain any fat.   Add the drained black beans and corn, tomatoes  with juice, taco seasoning and salsa.  Water may be added if you want it thinner.  Cook over medium low heat for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Serve with garnishes of your choice.  

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See?  How good does this look?   And man, have we enjoyed ours.   Hope you do, too. 

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