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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 290.7
  • Total Fat: 13.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 52.2 mg
  • Sodium: 311.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.5 g
  • Protein: 20.6 g

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Taco Soup

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Taco Soup

Introduction

Top this soup with toasted tortilla strips and serve with lime wedges and avocado slices. Top this soup with toasted tortilla strips and serve with lime wedges and avocado slices.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    16 ounces extra lean ground beef
    1 small yellow onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
    1 recipe Taco Seasoning

    1 (14.5 ounce) can no salt added tomato sauce
    1 (14.5 ounce) diced tomatoes with green chilies
    1 (14.5 ounce) dark kidney beans, drained and rinsed
    1 cup frozen or canned corn kernels
    1/2 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed, mashed

Tips

Just before serving, squeeze in the juice of half a lime for a kick.


Directions

Brown the ground beef and onion in a large saucepan over medium heat. Blot any excess grease with a paper towel, then add the taco seasoning. Cook for one minute, then add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, kidney beans, and one cup water.

Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 10 minutes.

Add the corn and mashed garbanzo beans, and simmer five more minutes.

Serve immediately. Makes six (1 cup) servings.






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  • 171 of 174 people found this review helpful
    taco seasoning used 3 T chili pepper, 1 t red pepper flakes, 1 tsp cumin - 8/4/09

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  • Very Good
    57 of 57 people found this review helpful
    I made mine with ground turkey. Very delicious! My whole family enjoyed it. I will certainly make this recipe again. Thank you Chef Meg. - 10/8/09

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  • 45 of 48 people found this review helpful
    I haven't made this just yet, but did want to point out something. In the video, Chef Meg adds the juice of 1/2 a fresh lime, just before serving. I did not see that listed here. This looks so yummy. I hope I have everything so I can make it tonight. - 8/11/09

    Reply from CHEF_MEG (9/1/09)
    Good catch! We added that to the notes section. It's really optional, but it does boost the flavor.


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  • Incredible!
    43 of 43 people found this review helpful
    I made this recipe without any alterations. It is more of a Taco Stew, but it's delicious. We had it with "Elaine's Healthy Cornbread" and it was a hit with my family. My husband had 3 servings. Can't wait to make it again. - 9/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    37 of 43 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to save this and give it a try. Instead of a taco seasoning mix, my holy trinity of spices for Mexican dishes is cumin, turmeric, and a pinch of ground red chilli. - 12/29/09

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  • 34 of 53 people found this review helpful
    I would make this but substitute Morningstar Crumbles for the ground beef. Also, when I do use ground beef, instead of merely "blotting," I drain all the fat and then rinse the cooked meat while it's in a colander. Meg should advocate that. - 8/7/09

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  • Very Good
    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
    I was glad to see this version without the high sodium mixes. I used no added sodium rotel for the tomatoes. - 10/2/09

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  • 20 of 22 people found this review helpful
    i loved this. i couldn't believe after i cleaned the pot there was absolutely no greasy residue. it had so little fat, but so much flavor. i was really skeptical of using the mashed garbanzo beans but youu couldn't even taste them at all. i am looking forward to the next chef meg recipe. - 8/15/09

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  • 17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Wow, some reviewers are so hostile. It's just a recipe, people! If you have a question about the recipe, you can ask nicely. No need to be rude. Also, why rate a recipe as "bad" if you did not make it? Geesh. - 10/12/10

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  • 15 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Here is where you will find Chef Meg's Taco Seasoning Blend: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta
    il.asp?recipe=700196 - 5/20/10

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  • 14 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Video adds 3 cloves garlic in with taco seasoning.
    Sounds delish! Would make a great Sunday lunch if made ahead of time. I'd add cilantro leaves to soup towards end of cooking time... about the time you add lime juice. Then top with avocado slices instead of cheese for a healthier fat. - 10/22/09

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  • Very Good
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    It was more like a chili, but still very good! I like that it hides some beans since my kids usually pick them out. Thanks! - 10/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Every one of my kids loved this soup, and so did I! That earns it 5 stars. I used a 19 oz can of (original) diced tomatoes. The ones with chilies are not available here. I also used the packaged taco seasoning, the 40% reduced salt version. I didn't drain the kidney beans. - 1/10/10

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    More like a taco stew-but still awesome nonetheless! Lots of flavor and excellent when you dip in tortilla chips! - 9/12/09

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  • 8 of 23 people found this review helpful
    Where's the recipe for the taco seasoning. The ingredients list tomato sauce, the directions say tomato paste -- which is it. Does no one proofread?
    - 1/4/10

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Excellant recipe tast great. Will make it again. Will try and add the lime juice next. - 10/3/09

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  • 8 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Sodium is still way too high in this dish - 9/21/09

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  • 8 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I would like to know What the original recipe was and what the difference in nutritional values is with the make over. - 8/4/09

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  • 7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This recipe calls for tomato sauce but it says add tomato paste, which is correct? - 1/11/10

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night and it was so tasty! I didn't have the green chiles, and I used a can of enchilada sauce instead of the tomato sauce. I also used black beans instead of kidney. I used Emeril's Southwest seasoning and put some cilantro in while it cooked. SO tasty! Comfort food! - 5/20/10

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This is a thicker soup, more like a chili. But it was delicious. I used low sodium taco seasoning and regular chili beans instead of kidney beans. The kids even liked it.
    - 1/13/10

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Liked this recipe a lot. The Video and printed recipe are a little different, I followed the video. I'll keep this one in my recipe box. Thanks!! - 11/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I used a taco seasionong mix Old Elpaso original. We really liked it. I'm going to try Chef Megs taco seasoning next time. I also add a little water to thin the soup down a bit. Incredible flavor. We both love this one. - 10/31/09

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Mrs. Dash has a number sodium-free spice blends that would be useful for those (like myself) who need to keep sodium down. - 9/12/10

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  • 4 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Looks tasty and I plan to try it: but the recipe is sloppily put together -- it references the taco seasoning that isn't given here (but a reviewer supplied it) and it includes 14 oz tomato sauce but then says to add the tomato paste ?? someone mentioned it might/mightnot have lime? - 1/5/10

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