Taco Soup — 35 Comments

  1. This recipe sounds great. I hope everyone is keeping warm. I have been inTucson where we had a hard freeze last night. I heard Silver City was minus 8 last night! I didn’t think it could get so cold this close to the border.

  2. Beef Stew in the belly tonight. I made up a big batch yesterday so I could bring my dad some this morning. I fixed him 6 1/2 pnt. containers for his freezer , 3 qts for ours and still had enough for supper w/leftovers for Hubby tomorrow at lunch.
    Tomorrow was going to be baked chicken until reading this.
    If I leave out the Mexican seasoning and substitute Kidney for the Black beans, it’s a go for tomorrow night. I even have tortillas in the fridge.

  3. That soup sounds good. Maybe tomorrow.

    Some meals just go with cold weather like Gumbo, Chili, Soup, Brunswick Stew, or………. Chicken and Dumplins.

    Tonight it was
    Chicken and dumplins with the chewy sinker dumplins not those puffy fluffy ones. The kind where you open the can of baking powder and sit it next to to the flour and just think about adding some, ( I used an old Guinea Hen from the freezer).

    When it gets nasty cold outside its time for a freezer raid, all that good stuff you know you are saving for a reason.

  4. I love taco soup but, hubby doesn’t care for it. I usually use chicken in it and add chunked up avocado just as I serve it.
    It is ironic that you said Bayou people can make more than gumbo. I put on a crockpot of chicken and smoked sausage, filet gumbo this am and we had it over rice tonight. YUMMY!!! I have enough left to make two more 2-person meals and it will go in the freezer for later.
    I have a nice, hickory smoked spiral ham for tomorrow that was on sale for .99 lb this week. I see ham chowder in my future too.

    • Do you make a “white chili”? It’s good, too, containing chicken and white beans . . . gumbo really does sound good right now. And maybe even an old-fashioned vegetable soup. Momma used to make what she called “vegetable gumbo” in the winter. I loved smelling that aroma when I walked in from school . . . and buttered crackers . . .

      • Hubby isn’t crazy about white beans either. It is pintos with bacon or ranch style for him. I made the vegetable gumbo earlier in the week with okra, tomatoes, onion, garlic, corn, chicken broth & elbow macaroni. I had the left overs for lunch today.
        Sometimes, I put browned, ground meat in it.

      • my husband thinks I’m crazy for putting butter on my crackers when I eat chili. Glad to see i’m not the only one who does this.

  5. My soup is simmering as I type. I did a taste test after about 10 minutes…I like it. Hubby hasn’t tasted it yet. If he doesn’t care for it, he can eat chicken nuggets tonight along with 4 of the grandchildren. Two of them will probably like it too. One will say it’s too spicy and the last one will look at it and say he doesn’t like it.

  6. You’ve inspired me. Ingredients for Taco Soup waiting on the countertop. But we’ll be having biscuits with ours. I don’t have any Goya, but usually add a little cilantro.

  7. Ewwww cilantro I hate the stuff bad. I used to hate garlic as well but I overcame that like I did with grits.

    I made Carroll Shelby Choupiquer chili this am with cajun beans and real meat not ground. Based on foggy memory of M_D camp out. Too much garlic, remember?

    I did eat it with Tostito’s rounds tonight.
    Fishing was bad one baby bream and too much snow on ice.

    I make a good white bean chili with Cannellini beans (love these white kidney beans) and the Carroll Shelby kit and turkey in a tube. I add half a habanero to kick it..

    I discovered plank exercises. Back seems to like them.
    Mostly its all about the core and mine is rotten.

    Have a super weekend. (giant smirk)

  8. We are going out to eat tonight! I haven’t been out of this house since Monday. We had 22 inches of snow and got another 3 yesterday. Forecast calls for snow again tomorrow. We have drifts as high as the house. I’m so past winter! Been a rough week with snow and the calf dying. I need a margarita! Lol. I love taco soup, we may have it tomorrow.

    • Ha! You deserve a night out, Mrs. Coach! Did you actually go to work in all that snow? We would be incapacitated here with just a few inches, much less TWO FEET!!! I went out with a friend tonight to La Casa that has the best margaritas in town! Cheers 🙂 Enjoy your night out!

      • Our offices were closed from Tuesday until today. We had some damage to our building so we are closed to the clients but still open. We have another 10 inches of snow in the forecast tomorrow!!! Yikes. We need to get open, people need their food.

  9. I used your tortilla strips idea recently to go along with leftover white chicken chili, BUT I sprinkled them with cumin before baking. They were SO good!

  10. Off the subject but I noticed on my Community Coffee bags there are proof of purchase labels and I saw on their website they donate to local schools that collect those labels. Obviously, none of the schools here do that but if anyone has a school they donate to, I’d be glad to send you mine.

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