Taco Soup

1 large onion, chopped

1lb. ground beef or ground turkey

1 packet store-bought or 1/4 cup homemade onion soup mix (optional)

1 packet store-bought or 1/4 cup homemade taco seasoning mix (optional)

Two 14oz. cans chili-style beans (or just plain kidney beans)

2 cups corn kernels (if using canned, don’t drain them – the juice adds nice flavor to the soup)

One 28oz can diced or pureed tomatoes, or 3 cups fresh pureed tomatoes (or 1 can condensed tomato soup plus one can of water)

4 cups beef broth (optional, you can also just add enough water until the soup is the consistency you desire)

Salsa (optional, I add approximately 1/2 cup – 1 cup instead of adding other seasonings)
Taco chips and sour cream for serving

Brown ground beef and onion in a soup pot, breaking it up as it cooks. Stir in onion soup mix and taco seasoning, if using. Add beans, corn, tomatoes, and broth or water and salsa, if using; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer 45 minutes. Serve with taco chips and sour cream.


One Response to Taco Soup

  1. Heather Reich says:

    This was SO yummy! I loved the suggestion to use whatever tomato products one had on hand… I was able to use up all the dibs and dabs of tomato sauce, paste, diced tomatoes, etc that I had in the freezer but always forget to use! And I even used homemade beef stock! Thanks for posting your great ideas.

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