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Capt'n Mike

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Taco Soup Sat, 02/13/10 7:11 AM (permalink)
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
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.
Freezes Well....

<message edited by Capt'n Mike on Sat, 02/13/10 7:22 AM>

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    Re:Taco Soup Sat, 02/13/10 9:00 AM (permalink)
    You've really pumped up the salt on this one.

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      Re:Taco Soup Sat, 02/13/10 10:01 AM (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 Sat, 02/13/10 10:21 AM (permalink)

        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 Sat, 02/13/10 1:11 PM (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 Sat, 02/13/10 2:32 PM (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 Sat, 02/13/10 3:25 PM (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 Tue, 03/9/10 3:10 PM (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 !!!!!! 

                  Re:Taco Soup Tue, 03/9/10 7:05 PM (permalink)
                  Never heard of it, here in Dallas its tortilla soup, definitely no beans. 

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                    Re:Taco Soup Tue, 03/9/10 7:28 PM (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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