Taco Soup

I love to make food in advance on a weekend so it is ready to heat up during the week for a quick lunch or supper. This was an easy solution and had some of my favorite Mexi-flavors. You might want to try out this recipe this weekend!

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Get in my belly!

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Taco Soup, inspired/altered by the Slow Cooker Taco Soup from Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • black pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 cans {14 ounces each) low sodium beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning (I buy in bulk at Sam’s), or 1 packet
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 heaping teaspoon cumin
  • 1 can (14.5 ounce) petite diced tomatoes with juices
  • 1 + 1/2 cups corn (fresh, frozen or canned)
  • 1 can (16 ounce) fat-free refried beans

Your choice of garnishes:

  • shredded taco or cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • tortilla chips
  • chopped fresh cilantro
  • hot sauce

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat and add the onion and peppers. Season well black pepper. Cook until tender, stirring often, turn heat down slightly if it starts to brown too quickly. Add your garlic and sauté for the last minute.
  2. Remove the vegetables to the side and add the ground beef to the skillet. Cook, breaking it apart as it cooks, until browned. Drain off any excess fat and return to pot. Add back sautéed veggies, broth, taco seasoning, oregano, chili powder, cumin, tomatoes, corn and refried beans to the pot. Mix well.
  3. Cover and simmer on stovetop for at least 1/2 hour or several hours. Taste and re-season if needed.
  4. Serve with your choice of garnishes – baked tortilla or chips, cheese, cilantro and hot sauce.

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Enjoy!

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About Feisty Eats

I love to eat, entertain, exercise and try new life adventures. I am in my 30's and have a great husband, dog (Winston) and cat (Brinklie). I love to try or make new recipes and drink new beers.
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