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Fall Favorite: Taco Soup (Faith-in-Action Fridays)

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taco soupNow that cooler fall days are here, and I no longer have to sweat over a hot stove in a 90° kitchen, I’m enjoying cooking again.

Nothing puts feet to our faith like preparing a meal for people we love. It’s a tangible way to communicate love and care. We rarely receive special thanks for it, yet cooking is a ministry, a daily work of service God sees. (He also sees our efforts to stop by the drive through on the way home or heat convenience foods on busy days.)

I love this taco soup recipe because it’s simple, quick, and GOOD! It’s great for week night family dinner, and it’s an easy company dish to make for a crowd.

Taco Soup:

Ingredients:

1 onion, chopped

4 peppers, seeded and chopped  (Use what you like; I used sweet Italian peppers.)

2 TBSP olive oil

1 – 1 ½ lbs. ground beef

2 cups water

2 14.5 oz. cans chopped tomatoes

7 cups cooked beans + 2 cups liquid from pot (Canned beans work too.)

½ tsp. oregano

½ tsp. salt

1 16 oz package frozen corn

1 package taco seasoning mix*

Optional: additional chili powder or red pepper flakes to taste.

Garnish with:

Chopped red bell pepper

Chopped tomato

Grated cheese

Crushed nacho flavored corn chips.

Preparation:

In a large soup pot, saute the onion and pepper in olive oil. Add the ground beef and cook until browned. Add water, tomatoes, beans, oregano, and salt. Let simmer 10 minutes. Add corn and taco seasoning mix, let simmer for 20 minutes more. If you like more bite, add in a few extra shakes of chili powder or red pepper flakes.

Serve the soup, and let people add their own toppings: tomato, red bell pepper, grated cheese, and crushed corn chips.

*Taco Seasoning

If you live overseas like me, you can make your own:

2 tsp. chili powder

1 ½ tsp. salt

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. corn starch

1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp paprika

 

This is one of my favorite go-to recipes because it’s quick, easy, and delicious. It makes a lot, enough for company or leftovers.

How about You? Do you have a favorite fall recipe? I’m always looking for new ideas. Share a link in the comments if you have one.

Linking up with Equipping Godly Women.

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Author: betsydecruz

I want to enjoy the everyday life God is giving me as best I can, even when the road gets bumpy. I love having fun with my teenagers, learning almost anything, and drinking dark roast coffee with my friends.

9 thoughts on “Fall Favorite: Taco Soup (Faith-in-Action Fridays)

  1. Girl i love me some taco soup! Matter of fact, it is my husband’s favorite. I love the diversity of your posts. Your page is beautiful and I love the pics. Thank you for being you. Love ❤

  2. This sounds delicious…and easy! I love how you say cooking is a ministry…indeed it is! This is not exactly easy but it’s one of my favs. White bean sweet potato chicken chili. http://www.floatingkitchen.net/white-bean-chili-with-chicken-and-sweet-potatoes/

  3. This would be great (and affordable) to feed a bunch of my teenage son’s friends around a fire pit on a chilly night!

  4. Oooh, yum! I’m wanting to make more soups from scratch this fall and this looks like a good one! Thanks for linking up on Equipping Godly Women Fellowship Fridays!

  5. Wish you lived closer so I could come to your house and eat! 🙂 Instead, I added to my Soup Board on Pinterest. Looking forward to trying this.

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