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Flavorful Taco Soup

You’ll get a kick out of this hearty, Southwest-inspired soup from Sandi Lee of Houston, Texas. Feel free to dunk your tortilla chips right into it!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
  • Makes
    4 cups

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
  • 1 can (8-3/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons ranch salad dressing mix
  • TOPPINGS:
  • 1/2 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
  • Tortilla chips

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, corn, water, taco seasoning and salad dressing mix. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
  • Spoon into bowls; top with avocado, cheese and cilantro. Serve with chips.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 328 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 1751mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 8g fiber), 19g protein.

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