Monday, November 14, 2011

Mexican Monday

Zesty Taco Soup

I have to thank my friend Ann and her daughter Sarah for inspiring this recipe. They sent me a taco soup recipe with ground turkey, and this could certainly be made with turkey. I added a few more spices and cilantro and lime. This is like a taco without the lettuce.

1 lb. ground beef, lean
1 teaspoon Lawry's Seasoned Salt
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 can Del Monte Petite Diced Tomatoes with Zesty Jalapenos
1 can petite diced tomatoes
1 can beef broth
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
1 can chili beans--do not drain or rinse the chili beans
Juice of 1/2 of a lime
1 to 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
Tortilla chips
Shredded Cheddar or Cheddar-mix cheese (I like Colby and Monterrey)
Extra cilantro for garnish

In a large soup pot, brown ground beef. As beef is cooking, add powdered spices. Once beef is finished cooking, add tomatoes, corn, beans, beef broth, lime juice, and cilantro. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Garnish with tortilla chips, cheese, and cilantro sprig.

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