Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tasty Tuesday – Taco Soup

Best.Soup.Ever. This is the recipe for the taco soup that I made the weekend before last. It was a huge hit and I cannot wait to make it again, especially during the cold winter months.



Ingredients:
1 lb. Chicken Breast, boiled and shredded
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup diced Onion
1/2 cup diced Green Pepper
1 tablespoon Minced Garlic
1 pkg Taco Seasoning (I used the cheesy version from Old El Paso)
1 8oz. jar Salsa
1 14oz. can Whole Corn
1 16oz. can Ranch-style Beans (Cannellini)
2 6oz. jars Tomato Paste
2-14oz. cans Chicken Broth
3oz. Cream Cheese (I used half of a regular package about 4-5 ounces)
Corn chips (I used Fritos and this is optional but recommended)
1 Package Monterey Jack/Cheddar Cheese (optional but recommended)
Sour Cream (optional but recommended)
1 small can Black Olives (optional – I didn’t use them)

Directions:
1. Boil chicken and then shred
2. Sauté onions and green pepper in a small amount of olive oil
3. Add chicken, taco seasoning, salsa, corn, beans, tomato paste and chicken broth
4. Stir and bring to a slow simmer for 20 minutes
5. Place cream cheese in a bowl; spoon some hot soup over it to melt it and dump back into soup (this is because it is impossible to make sure all clumps are dissolved).
6. Simmer on low for another 10 minutes

Serve with corn chips, sour cream, cheese and olives on top.



I also made homemade cornbread with splenda instead of sugar (because I ran out) and it turned out really well. Here is a link to the recipe for that.



Enjoy!

20 comments:

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

you have great taste in recipes, I always like what you post. this sounds & looks wonderful. :-)

Lexilooo said...

YUM! I will try this. I made a baked potato soup last night that was so good, I am about to post the recipe!

Jill said...

The Taco Soup looks REALLY good! Isn't funny how fritos can really make a dish taste extra delicious? I'll have to make this soup when/if it will get cool here. :)

Polish and Pearls said...

Yum, that looks sooo good!

Elizabeth said...

OH my~ this soup looks amazing! I might just make this for dinner tonight!!!

5th Belle Avenue said...

Looks delicious!!

Mel said...

That looks so good. Definitely adding it to my fall soup list!

BroncoMom said...

Yummy. Nothing like a good bowl of soup on a cold winter night. Thanks!!

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

Yay! Thanks for sharing this! I was so excited when you said you'd be posting the recipe. It looks (and sounds) soooo good. I cannot wait to try it!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

That looks and sounds so good! I hope it rains again soon so I can make this soup :)

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Lacey said...

This soup looks so yummy! One of my cousins makes a similar taco soup and I've been wanting to try the recipe. Seeing how good this looks (and with cornbread...yum!) has totally convinced me to make some soon!

Breakfast At Toast said...

YUM! That sounds/looks delicious!!!

Dana said...

Looks great. I enjoy soups and chili's with corn bread.

Gwen said...

Um...Yum!!! I wish I would have seen this before I went grocery shopping. Next week it's on the list. :) XOXO

Summer Wind said...

sounds and looks delicious! thanks for sharing!!!

Bonnie said...

I bought all the ingredients to make this & I'm going to make it soon!

Beach Bum & Baby said...

Somehow I missed this post! And I have been CRAVING soup so badly - I blame the cold weather! I'm totally going to make this tonight!!

Thanks for posting :) It looks awesome!!

Savvy Gal said...

Looks so delicious!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Mmmm this looks delish! Going on my must try soon list.