Taco Soup

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Capt'n Mike
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2010/02/13 07:11:48 (permalink)

Taco Soup

Well, now that it's cold across the country it's time to make Taco Soup.... I also call this Dump Soup....You just dump in all the stuff, heat and eat....
 
2 pounds ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 (16-oz) can pinto beans, undrained
1 (16-oz) can kidney beans, undrained
2 (10-oz) can Rotel or Old El Paso tomatoes & chilies, undrained
2 (15-oz) cans yellow or white hominy, undrained
2 envelopes taco seasoning mix
1 envelope dry ranch dressing mix
Finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Frito's
 
Directions:
Brown meat and onions. Add remaining ingredients, except cheese and chips. If soup seems too thick, add 1 cup water.

Simmer, covered for 30 to 45 minutes. Spoon into bowls.

Sprinkle cheese and chips on top. Serve while hot.
Enjoy....
 
Freezes Well....

post edited by Capt'n Mike - 2010/02/13 07:22:33
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    fabulousoyster
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    Re:Taco Soup 2010/02/13 09:00:49 (permalink)
    You've really pumped up the salt on this one.
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    Re:Taco Soup 2010/02/13 10:01:45 (permalink)
    I love taco soup too - but use less ground beef and only half the taco seasoning amount. I skip the Ranch dressing pack also and add in fresh minced garlic. I add a can of black beans to the mix and a small can of whole kernel corn instead of the hominy. This recipe is easily adjusted to your favorite beans and less salt filled seasonings.
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    Re:Taco Soup 2010/02/13 10:21:57 (permalink)
    fabulousoyster

    You've really pumped up the salt on this one.




    I agree.  That looks like a pretty good recipe, but it's got waaaaayyyy too much salt.  I would drain and rinse the beans, use my own spices instead of packaged taco seasoning and swap out the Fritos for some crushed up low-salt tortilla chips.  Even then it would be salty, but much more reasonably so.  
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    Re:Taco Soup 2010/02/13 13:11:10 (permalink)
    Mike shhhh... don't tell to many folks about tha Ranch deal. It's a secret! Oh, the dip mix also works.

    I made some much like that recently but since I'm in Texas... no beans in tacos or taco soup. Oh, unless there Ranch Style. Ah oh, no corn. And I started out w/ onions and bell pepper cooked in olive oil. And oh oh, I used Mexican RoTel.

    Mine actually started out as tacos but 3 of us decided to make chili / soup out of what was left. Just added some chili powder and a bit of water. It was better than the tacos.
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    Re:Taco Soup 2010/02/13 14:32:14 (permalink)
    This is a really good soup - but no matter how you alter it - it's still a sodium nightmare.

      We like it using lean ground pork, black beans, tomatoes with green chilies,  corn and a little rice - with Fajita seasoning and of course the dry Ranch mix - that's what makes it good.
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    Re:Taco Soup 2010/02/13 15:25:08 (permalink)
    I have used ground turkey with good results.

    Right Baileys! And I rarely make a pot of chili that does not have the dry Ranch in it. I guess tha secrets out now.
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    Re:Taco Soup 2010/03/09 15:10:55 (permalink)
    the wife make's this too............ she started with the paula dean version ,  any way she has made it 11 times this winter already ........... lol good thing were having a warm up............. she has tinkered with it............. it's been called soup, stew............... and rolled it on to a hot dog and done nacho's....... has made the grade in all use's !!!!!! 
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    Re:Taco Soup 2010/03/09 19:05:15 (permalink)
    Never heard of it, here in Dallas its tortilla soup, definitely no beans. 
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    PapaJoe8
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    Re:Taco Soup 2010/03/09 19:28:28 (permalink)
    Plb is right. It's tortilla soup that's served at some of the restaurants around the DFW area. I make tortilla soup but it's made with chicken. I do not know of a restaurant that has taco soup. There was a recipe for taco soup in the Dallas Morning News that sounded much like what is said here.
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