Taco Soup Beef or Chicken

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Melanie B

By
@MelBelle

Another awesome recipe inspired by my MIL. I tweaked her recipe a bit.

Omit the meat and use veggie stock for a vegeterian/ vegan meal.

Chicken with no toppings or chips 10 servings/ 5 points

beef with no toppings or chips 10 servings/ 8 points

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
10-12
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 1 lb
    ground beef (or chicken- see note below)
  • 1/2
    onion chopped fine
  • 1 can(s)
    corn
  • 1 can(s)
    chili beans
  • 1 can(s)
    chopped green chilis (i use the big can)
  • 1 can(s)
    pinto beans
  • 1 can(s)
    chopped tomatoes (or rotel)
  • 1 can(s)
    black beans
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp
    each cumin, chili powder, paprika and corriander- add the amount you desire.
  • 6 c
    water or chicken stock (see note at the bottom)
  • TOPPINGS

  • ·
    cilantro, fresh
  • ·
    jalapenos, fresh
  • ·
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ·
    sour cream
  • ·
    tortilla chips

How to Make Taco Soup Beef or Chicken

Step-by-Step

  1. In a stock pot or large pan, brown ground beef and onion. Drain the fat.
  2. Add corn, chili beans, green chilies, & chopped tomatoes (I don’t drain any of these). Add the rinsed black beans & pinto beans, taco seasoning & water.
  3. Add all the dry seasonings.
  4. Let simmer for at least an hour. (This is better the longer it simmers or if made the night before.)
  5. Serve over tortilla chips with cilantro, jalapenos, cheddar cheese and sour cream to garnish.
  6. You can also make this with chicken. Boil 2 thighs & 2 drumsticks or two large breasts.
  7. Let cool & remove the meat. Strain the fat out of the cooking water (which is now chicken stock) and add more water to make the 6 cups if needed.
  8. If you like spicy, add more cumin or chili powder while the soup simmers.

    Freezes well

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About Taco Soup Beef or Chicken

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy




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