Monday, November 16, 2009

Taco Soup

This soup really isn't good for you, but it's YUMMY. It has dry ranch dressing mix in it. Yeah, I know MSG. But other than that for the most part it's not too shabby for you. Get low or no sodium canned goods and read what's in your stock if you don't make your own and you are good to go. It's so easy to throw together and everyone loves it.
GPAC Taco Soup
1 pound lean ground beef
2 tbs olive oil
2 cloves garlic minced
1 small onion chopped
1 bay leaf
1-2 tsp paprika
1 tsp leaf marjoram
2 tsp ground cumin
1 Tbs chili powder
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
4 tbs dry ranch powder
Sea salt
Black pepper
1 can corn drained
1 can drained and rinsed hominy
1 can drained beans (I rinse mine and used black beans, use whatever kind you like kidney, pinto or use all three kinds)
1/2 cup chopped roasted green chili or use canned
1 can diced tomatoes drained
1 carton low or no sodium stock or homemade stock
Lime juice

Garnish
Shredded cheese
Sliced avocado
Chopped parsley
Tortilla chips
Salsa
Fresh diced jalapenos
Sour cream


Brown beef in a soup pot/dutch oven/small stock pot. Drain well. Add oil the pot heat, saute garlic and onion until soft. Return meat to the pot, add all the spices up to black pepper and stir. Add canned vegetables, beans and stock. Stir, bring to a boil. Turn down and simmer for 20 minutes. Season to taste, add lime juice.
Remove bay leaf.
Serve with garnishes.
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