Taco Soup

Taco Soup

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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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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


    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


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


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.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    176 of 180 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
    60 of 61 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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    46 of 50 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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    45 of 46 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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    40 of 47 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