From Kitchen: Taco Soup

What to do when it’s about to get warm out? What to cook? It’s still cold enough to make some soup to warm your heart and soul, but tacos should be on the menu, no matter what. It’s a logical solution to make Taco Soup! I absolutely love this recipe, and I make it at least a couple of times a year. It’s a perfect lunch, and all tummies will be happy, old and young, and everything in between.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp mexican oregano
  • 4 oz can diced green chiles
  • 14 oz can petite diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 14 oz canned black beans
  • 14 oz canned pinto beans
  • 14 oz chicken broth
  • 2 limes

In a large stock pot, set over medium heat, add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the the corn and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the onion and sauté for 3 more minutes. Add the ground beef and brown for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, chili powder, salt, cumin, coriander, garlic powder, paprika, and oregano. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add chiles, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans, broth and juice of 2 limes. Bring to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes, until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and serve with toppings of your choice (cilantro, sour cream, lime slices, avocado and/or green onions).

Bon Appétit!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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