It’s a Taco Soup Night

by Lisa on March 4, 2013

We are still experiencing cold weather here in the Midwest.   Actually, they are predicting snow – again – tomorrow.  With the cold, I wanted something warm to eat.  Stay warm, folks… and for those of you down south, already starting your “spring”…. I don’t want to know about it.  LOL! 🙂

Taco Soup/

Taco Soup

  • 1 lb ground beef, browned (I use lean ground turkey)
  • 1 can Ro*tel (You can omit if you do not want it to be spicy
  • 1 can whole kernel corn – do not drain
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cans water
  • 1 can ranch style or chili style beans – do not drain
  • 1 small onion chopped and cooked with the ground meat
  • 1 package taco seasoning mix ( I use a low sodium seasoning packet or mix my own)

Brown meat, sauteing the onions with the meat. Drain any grease.  In a dutch oven or soup pot add meat and all other ingredients.  Simmer on stove-top until ready to eat.

I like to serve this soup with several sides, letting the family choose what toppings they want to add to their soup.

Options:  Fritos, grated cheese, sour cream, green onions, black olives, chopped cilantro, or diced avocado.   You choose what toppings are best for the preferences of your family.  My husband loves Jiffy cornbread muffins with his taco soup.

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Princess Kate March 4, 2013 at 6:49 pm

This sounds delicious. We are expecting 6-7 inches tomorrow afternoon and this sounds perfect.


Kim of Mo'Betta March 4, 2013 at 7:08 pm

I love taco soup, and I am so tired of cold! Thanks for hosting!


Miz Helen March 4, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Hi Lisa,
Your Taco soup looks delicious and very comforting. Ok, I don’t think you want to know what I did today in my yard. Ya’ll stay warm, there is hope for spring!
Thanks for hosting and have a great week.
Miz Helen


Little Sis March 4, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Thanks so much for hosting! Hope you’re having a super week! I hear your weather is headed my way, so I’m cooking, because what else do you do, right?


Lisa March 4, 2013 at 10:28 pm

This sounds really good. It is still so cold here. Thanks for hosting. 🙂


Liz Slater March 4, 2013 at 10:32 pm

Linking up for the first time, and will definitely be returning. Lots of tempting recipes on here


Devin @ Nom Yum & Free March 5, 2013 at 4:43 am

Your Taco Soup looks yummy. We’re expecting our first snow here in a long time tonight and tomorrow morning too – guess the Groundhog was wrong! I’m sharing some Irish Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Spice Infused Buttercream Frosting to help warm everyone up. 🙂 Thanks for hosting, and have a wonderful week! Stay warm!!


madge | the vegetarian casserole queen March 5, 2013 at 4:48 am

Yep, still cold here in PA too. Although I’ve resolved myself to the fact that it will be cold for the rest of the month. So I’ll just keep making soups like you did. Thanks for hosting!


karen March 5, 2013 at 4:51 am

Great looking soup, I will have to try that.
Thanks for hosting babe


Diane Balch March 5, 2013 at 6:11 am

Hi Lisa,
We are still pretty chilly here in New York… I brought a slow cooker chicken stew to warm us up. Thanks for the party. Your taco soup looks delicious.


The Busy Bee's March 5, 2013 at 6:11 am

Thank you for hosting! Have a great week!
Joye & Myrna
The Busy Bee’s


kewkew March 5, 2013 at 6:53 am

That Taco Soup looks very good! I have never made taco soup before. I have thought about having one night a week be soup week, this would be a great recipe to add.
Thanks for sharing and thanks for the linky.


Hollie March 5, 2013 at 9:21 am

Your taco soup looks yummy… thanks for hosting!


April @ The 21st Century Housewife March 5, 2013 at 9:46 am

This soup sounds perfect for anytime of year, but particularly in the cooler weather 🙂 It looks absolutely delicious! This week I’ve shared a quick, easy and delicious Curried Mango Chicken. Thank you for hosting.


Julia Gibson March 5, 2013 at 11:13 am

Looks delicious! Try to stay warm. They are predicting 8 inches in my area.


Elizabeth March 5, 2013 at 11:33 am

YUMMY! That looks terrific.


Katie B. of March 5, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Oh, Lisa, I really must learn to eat lunch before coming to your link party because these recipes ALL look so delicious! If you haven’t already, I’d love if you’d come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.


Kammie @ Sensual Appeal March 5, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Thank you for hosting! 🙂


Cassidy March 5, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Thanks for hosting another great week. Sorry I’ve been missing out lately 🙁 Your taco soup looks good, thanks for sharing.


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