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Taco Soup

Photo courtesy of Taste of HomeI use the title Taco “Soup” loosely as the meal may or may not look like soup when you’re through. It’ll depend on how much water you add. Since my husband is allergic to soup (not really, but he NEVER wants soup in the summer and feels that once a month is sufficient in the winter) I make adjustments.

On the rare occasion when I make it soupy I like to serve it with warm, homemade corn bread (YUM!). Otherwise, I open a bag of chips for scooping. Either way it’s a quick 1 pan meal.


1 lb. ground meat (turkey, beef, venison)

1 can kidney beans, drained

1 can corn, drained

15 oz can diced tomatoes

15 oz can tomato sauce

Chopped black olives, onions, bell pepper (as much as your heart desires – I never measure these)

chili powder (as much or as little as you want to get your family’s desired heat level- or you could use one those packets of taco seasoning from the grocery store)

salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste



Brown the meat, seasoning while it’s cooking, drain grease and return to pan. Add kidney beans, corn, tomatoes, tomato sauce, olives, onions, bell pepper; stir. Add water to achieve desired consistency. Heat through and taste. Add seasonings and recheck until you get the taste you want. Bring to a slight boil, reduce heat and let simmer, adding water if needed, until all flavors are incorporated nicely.

Set out optional toppings such as: sour cream, shredded cheese, sliced jalapenos, etc.

This feeds the 5 of us with leftovers for my hubby to take to work the next day.



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Candy is a southern girl who enjoys the simple things in life. Dirt road drivin’, Sunday afternoon nappin’, back yard swingin’, and sunset watchin’ are a few of the things that make her smile. She’s been married to her best friend and the love of her life for almost 25 years and is navigating motherhood with her 4 children, aged 23, 19, 14, & 11. Homeschooling for over 18 years now, she is also a bit of a word-nerd (ok, maybe more than a “bit” – she actually considers making lists of homophones to be entertaining), a lover of books and chocolate, a survivor of cancer, an author, and a hula hoop maker.

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2 Responses to Taco Soup

  1. Kathryn March 17, 2014 at 1:53 pm #

    That looks like a perfect, quick meal for this never ending winter. 😉

  2. busymomof10 September 25, 2013 at 6:13 am #

    One of my favorite easy meals! My recipe is very similar to yours, and we love to garnish our bowls of taco soup with sour cream and grated cheddar! Some of us crush tortilla chips and add to the soup. It is a great standby — a recipe that is easy to keep the ingredients on hand in the pantry/freezer! Thanks for sharing!

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