Taco Soup

The coolness of fall has me leaning towards soup for dinner because it’s easy, delicious and the recipe doesn’t always have to be “perfect” because let’s face it cooking with kids is not an easy task! Plus, there is usually leftovers for lunch the next day which both Chase and I appreciate. One of our family favorites is a hearty, taco soup that has more the consistency of chili versus soup. The best part? You can use whatever taco style ingredients you have on hand!


1 pound ground lean turkey or hamburger
2 cans diced tomatoes (I use the equivalence of this in fresh tomatoes or ones canned from my own garden)
1 package taco seasoning (I use home taco seasoning to taste)
1 can tomato soup with or without the water (I don’t add the water because we like it better thick like chili)
1 can black beans
1 can corn
3 small cans diced olives
*You can add or take away veggies as you wish and can definitely use fresh ingredients versus canned! Some of our favorite things to add is jalapenos and bell peppers.
*Shredded cheese, sour cream and tortilla chip toppings are optional (and delicious!)

Brown ground meat, add all the ingredients together in pot, bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low. Let simmer for 20-30 minutes and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from: http://therecipecritic.com/2012/11/skinny-taco-soup/

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