Everyone Will Want a Second Bowl of Taco Soup
2023/11/16

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Next time a craving for  hits, no need to grab the tortillas! This taco soup recipe is one of the quickest, easiest  you can make for dinner. It's loaded with hearty ingredients like ground beef, beans, corn, and tomatoes. In other words, it's a that's sure to satisfy the whole family! Toppings are completely customizable, so everyone can dress their bowls as they please with sour cream, cheese, and avocado. Make this cozy soup for an easy  or stir up a big batch and set up a bar of toppings at the next

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. Everyone will want a second bowl!

What's in taco soup?

It's filled with ground beef, pinto beans, black beans, corn, fire-roasted tomatoes, and green chiles, plus some onion, garlic, and jalapeño. The fire-roasted tomatoes plus a packet of taco seasoning give it a Tex-Mex flavor boost!

Is taco soup spicy?

It depends who you ask, but most agree this soup's subtle spice isn't at all overwhelming. If you're worried it'll be too hot, skip the jalapeño. You can always serve the soup with sliced fresh jalapeño and/or hot sauce on the side to please any heat fanatics at the table.

What's the difference between fire roasted tomatoes and regular tomatoes?

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Fire roasted tomatoes are tomatoes that are charred over a flame before they're diced and canned. They bring a subtle smoky flavor to taco soup that is simply delicious! Of course, if you can't find them or want to use what you already have on hand, regular ol' diced tomatoes work just fine. 

Is taco soup different from chili?

Yes! While chili and taco soup share many of the same ingredients, taco soup has a thinner consistency than traditional, long-simmering . Taco soup comes together quickly and doesn't need as much time on the stove to achieve a flavorful, hearty dinner. 

Are taco soup and tortilla soup the same?

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Taco soup isn't exactly the same as tortilla soup either! Tortilla soup is typically lighter and more broth-y than hearty taco soup and often contains chicken whereas taco soup uses beef. 

How do you thicken taco soup?

Taco seasoning is the secret ingredient to give this brothy soup some body. Most taco seasoning packets contain cornstarch, a common thickening agent. This recipe uses a whole packet of seasoning, which thickens the soup slightly—and fast! The whole meal comes together in under 30 minutes. 

What is a good substitute for taco seasoning?

When there's no in the pantry, use a mix of spices like chili powder, cumin, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt to create a similar combination.

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A single 1-ounce package of taco seasoning is about 4 tablespoons of dried spices. Mix as you like, to customize to your taste. 

What do you eat with taco soup?

Taco soup can be enjoyed much like actual tacos. Dress it up with toppings like cheese, sour cream, avocado, cilantro, and lime wedges, or throw in some crushed corn chips for added crunch. Feeling ambitious? Taco soup pairs perfectly with or with .

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