Friday, January 2, 2009

Recipe for Taco Soup

Taco Soup

This has been a staple dinner in our house ever since I first tried it. Tastes great, inexpensive, and the ingredients are always on hand.

Allison, if you are reading this, THANK YOU for sharing this recipe with me. I still have the original, hand-written copy you made for me! It is covered in countless food splatters and grease stains because I have used it so many times. In fact, I know the recipe by heart, but I like to pull it out and read it because it reminds me of you.


* 2 pounds ground beef
* 2 envelopes taco seasoning (= 1/2 cup) or less, depending on your taste
* 1-1/2 cups water
* 2 cans mild chili beans
* 2 cans whole kernel corn, drained, or frozen corn
* 1 can tomato sauce
* 2 cans diced tomato with green chilies (or plain diced tomatoes for a milder flavor)
* 1-2 beef bullion cubes (optional)


In a Dutch oven or large kettle, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add taco seasoning and mix well. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

Tastes great with corn chips, sour cream, and avocado on top. Enjoy!


  1. I like that it has corn in it. Maybe I'll try this sometime.

  2. PS I removed my homesteadblooger blog but do have my cooking one open which is also called life and cooking with littles underfoot so you can just change the link with the same name to that web address:)thanks:)

  3. Thanks for the supper idea ! I'll make a pot of this tonight!

  4. I make taco soup regularly here also. My recipe is just slightly different. I love a good warm soup during the winter months.

  5. Zsuzsanna,

    This recipe is delicious! Thank you for sharing it. I made a pot this evening for dinner and my husband loved it. It was quick, easy and satisfying.

    Happy New Year!

  6. This is one of my family's favorites, too. Just wanted to add that you might want to try it with a packet of dry ranch dressing in it. It gives it a really good flavor (not that it isn't good already).


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