Monday, September 5, 2011

Fabulous Taco Soup!

IT’S FALL!!  Or close enough in my book. 

Fall is my very favorite season.  Love Fall!  Any other Fall lovers out there?  It could be Fall all year and I would be happy as a peach.  Does that saying ever make you wonder how happy peaches really are?  I know, totally random.  Anthony would say that was a ‘Brooke thought’. 

Anyway, I love Fall for the weather, the cooler temperatures, the smells {yes, Fall has a smell}, the crunchy leaves, holidays and most importantly…. the FOOD! 

Pumpkin… pies, bars, cinnamon rolls, cheesecakes, and so much more!  And then there’s the Thanksgiving smorgasbord, caramel apples, and SOUP! 

Soup is by far my favorite dinner meal in the Fall and Winter months.  Haven’t met a soup I don’t like.  Well, I take that back.  But I love MOST soups.  We don’t love pumpkin soup at our house though.  Pumpkin is fabulous in any other form. 

I keep bringing up pumpkins but this recipe has nothing to do with pumpkins.  Sorry about that!

This recipe for Taco soup is the best ever, promise.  I absolutely love it, along with the rest of my family.  I am asked for this recipe just about every time I make it for company.  And the best part is that it’s the simplest thing you could ever make.  So easy, but so delicious!  And it’s ready in about 30 minutes.  Awesome, right?  One thing that makes this so easy is that you don’t drain anything.  Not the corn, the beans, the tomatoes… nothin’!  Just open the can and dump it in.

Oh!  And it’s a healthy recipe, too!

So, without further ado, here it is…

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Fabulous Taco Soup

1 large onion, chopped

1 lb. hamburger or ground turkey

1 can kidney beans

2 cans of corn

1 large can tomatoes

1 8oz. can tomato sauce

1 packet taco seasoning {I use homemade taco seasoning to avoid MSG}


Saute your onion for just a couple minutes in a skillet with about 2 T. canola or olive oil.  Add hamburger or turkey and cook until no longer pink.  Drain.  Pour into large pot.

Open the cans… beans, corn, and tomatoes … DO NOT DRAIN!  Dump into the pot with hamburger or turkey.  Add tomato sauce as well.  Stir and add taco seasoning.  Bring to a boil then simmer for 20 minutes. 

Garnish with cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips. 


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Deborah said...

Mmmm, I can almost SMELL this...great new fall soup recipe to try...thanks!

Deborah (happily visiting from

{hope you drop by!}

Kristin said...

I will be making this! This one's a little different from mine... and I LOVE new recipes! :) P.S. We need to get together sometime!

Working Mommy said...

Mmmmmm...great choice for a fall soup!! That and chili! Yum!


Xazmin said...

Sounds delish - can't wait to try it! I also love me some soup, and am always adding to my collection of favorite soup recipes!

Oh, and I also LOVE fall! And you forgot to mention pumpkin chocolate chip cookies in your list of pumpkin things. Just sayin'.

Michael Ann Riley said...

Oooo, this looks so good and EASY! My kind of dinner. I will be trying this one for sure. We love tacos here so I'm sure my family will love this too. Thank you!

The Big Green Bowl

Maggie said...

Hi! Here in México, we don't eat things like that. We don't have a taco soup... instead would be a tortilla soup, but not even close... looks good though...

kelli- AdventurezInChildRearing said...

I read your post over at the HHMoms - I am right there with you! I've gone from total security to shopping with coupons- we are depending on God completely at this point because we have NO idea what happens next. I'm a new follower on your blog- happy to meet ya! God Bless- oh, and the recipe looks good too!!!

soup recipes said...

I love any kind of soup....clear, creamy, hot, of my great joys is trying new soups when I eat out. In fact, I will sometimes order 2 different soups!
- Rach