1poundground beefuse ground turkey for a healthier, lower calorie option
Olive oil as needed
1bell pepperchopped (use red or orange for a nice color)
1cupcornfrozen works great here
6tablespoonstaco seasoningYes! I love the extra flavor, but you can dial it back to your preference
28ouncecan whole tomatoes
1 12-ouncecan black beans
Salt and pepper to taste
Chopped green onionsChopped cilantro, Jalapeno slices, Lime wedges, Tortilla chips, Shredded cheddar cheese, Sour cream, avocado – anything you might put on a taco
Heat a large pot to medium heat and add a couple tablespoons olive oil. Add ground beef or turkey along with onion and peppers. Cook about 8-10 minutes to brown the meat and soften the onion and peppers.
Add garlic and stir. Cook another minute or so.
Add taco seasoning and stir to incorporate.
Add whole tomatoes, tomato sauce, black beans, corn and chicken stock. Stir. Season with salt and pepper.
Bring to a quick boil, then reduce heat and simmer about 20-30 minutes. The flavors will develop more the longer you leave it. It will smell so good in the house!
Serve into bowls and squeeze a bit of lime juice over the top, then swirl it in. Just a bit, about ¼ to ½ a lime.
Top with your desired ingredients. We used some cilantro, green onions, jalapeno slices, tortilla chips, cheddar cheese and lime wedges. So good!
Heat Factor: Mild-Medium, depending on the amount of taco seasoning used. You can easily spice up your taco soup with spicy chili flakes, extra hot peppers and your favorite hot sauce.