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taco soup beef or chicken

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Melanie B
Kennesaw, GA

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

(2 ratings)
yield 10 -12
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For taco soup beef or chicken

  • 1 lb
    ground beef (or chicken- see note below)
  • 1/2
    onion chopped fine
  • 1 can
  • 1 can
    chili beans
  • 1 can
    chopped green chilis (i use the big can)
  • 1 can
    pinto beans
  • 1 can
    chopped tomatoes (or rotel)
  • 1 can
    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)
  • cilantro, fresh
  • jalapenos, fresh
  • cheddar cheese, shredded
  • sour cream
  • tortilla chips

How To Make taco soup beef or chicken

  • 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