Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Taco Soup

Recently it's been very wintery almost everywhere, even in Florida.  We don't get the white stuff, but we do get some chilly temperatures.  On cold days, nothing taste better than a bowl of soup, especially a chunky soup. This soup can be used in a taco salad, rice bowl or on nachos.  You can even dress it up with fresh cilantro, guacamole, sour cream or cheese.

Taco Soup is a recipe we have been making for years and is one the whole family likes, it also low in calories.  For those of you on Weight Watchers 1 cup = 4 points plus

Taco Soup
1 pound ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 can(15 oz) pinto beans
1 can (16 oz) chili beans (I use Bush's)
1 can (8.5 oz) corn
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
1 can (10 oz)  Rotel tomatoes
1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso Taco Seasoning Mix
1 package (1 oz) Original Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Dry Mix

Brown beef and onion in large pan.  Drain off any grease.  Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 1 hour.  Add salt and pepper to taste. Optional: garnish with cilantro, avocado, sour cream,  or cheddar cheese.

Makes 10 - 1 cup servings

Are you tired of the weather where you live?


  1. Today I realized I am so beyond ready for Spring! Weather-wise I think Oregon is very lucky and we might be one of the few places not covered in snow. But I just want some daylight after work. I am tired of running 2 to 3 nights a week in the dark in long sleeves. I've officially had my fill! I even skipped last night's run, which I now have to do tonight, because I was just mad that it was dark!

  2. wow, I love Mexican, I am making this soup! We have over 100 inches of snow so far this winter, it feels like spring is so far away. Luckily I don't mind the white stuff, but I would like to see the sun!

  3. @FruitFly I agree, I run in the dark in the morning and I am just starting to see the sky brighten as I am finishing up. It is so much nicer. Of course as soon as it really get light earlier it will be time to change the clocks and I will be stuck in the dark again.

  4. Just made turkey soup yesterday! It's one of the only things my husband actually requests that I make.


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