Have you ever had taco soup? It’s really good. It’s pretty versatile, too. You can make it with several different kinds of beans, any meat, and different tomatoes. And you can also vary the veggies you use.
Winters here in mid-Michigan are cold. This year it has been colder than I can remember it being in years. We have had record amounts of snow this year, too. It’s funny because they have actually run out of places to put snow! That’s how much we’ve had! They have had to actually truck it away and put it in football fields and other strange places, just to clear roads and get it out-of-the-way so we can drive! It’s crazy.
What do we want when it’s crazy cold outside? Comfort food! I’m talking about homemade casseroles, soups and stews. Nothing says comfort like a warm, meaty, satisfying meal. A meal like this taco soup…
Taco Soup (Click HERE to print recipe)
- 1 lb LEAN ground meat, seasoned well (turkey, chicken, venison whathaveyou)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
- 1 (14.5oz) can stewed or diced tomatoes
- 1 can green chilies (use small or large can depending on how spicy you like your soup)
- 1 (16 oz) can corn, drained
- 1 (16 oz) can chili beans, rinse can with water and add to pot (about 1/2 cup)
- 1 can fat-free re-fried beans
- 1 package taco seasoning (can make your own or use a package, if you’re not a purist… I use a gluten-free and sugar-free one if I don’t make my own)
- 1 package dry ranch dressing (if you are a purist, you can skip this)
- black olives (can omit)
- 0% non-fat greek yogurt
- Brown together meat and onion ~ drain excess fat.
- Add canned veggies (except olives) and beans, stirring well.
- Stir in taco seasoning and ranch dressing. Simmer until flavors have blended and is heated through, adding enough water to make your soup soupy enough.
- Add olives just before serving, giving enough time to heat them up.
- Serve with a dollop of greek yogurt on top.
*Update* I wouldn’t serve this with chips, or cheese now that I am a THM (Trim Healthy Mama)
The best thing about this recipe is it’s healthy! It’s super easy to make and is great this time of year when it’s cold and blustery outside!
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