Thursday, October 8, 2009

mmmmm taco soup

Alright - how about a simple, fast healthy soup to warm up these chilly autumn days - I've got the perfect thing, it's simple, hearty and uses up those pantry items...

3 alarm Taco Soup

1 vidalia onion diced
2 cans corn (un-drained) or green beans, whatever you've got
2 cans black beans (drained) or whatever beans you like
2 can chili - you favorite kind
1 large can of crushed tomato's (I like organic)
1 cup of your favorite salsa
handful of taco seasoning (or 1 packet)

I usually saute the onions a bit with some olive oil and salt/pepper then when they're getting nicely browned add all the other ingredients.

optional add-ons:
a squeeze of honey (to cut the acid)
mole (careful it's hot)
green chili's
jalapenos
shredded chicken
spinach (don't laugh it's good)

then top it with sour cream, tortilla strips, cheese, cilantro, green onions .... and the kitchen sink :)

todays update:

sleep: almost 7 hours!!!

exercise: rest day

water: 50 oz

food:

8:30 peanut butter and honey sandwich
1:30 southwest chicken salad with jalapeno ranch

5:00 taco soup 2 bowls

8:00 1 more bowl of taco soup with a dollop of sour cream

I LOVE this on a night where we're thinking of ordering out - it's so easy and just tastes amazing no matter what we have to toss into it! Try it, you won't be disappointed!!!

6 comments:

Amy H. said...

Your soup sounds delicious - I love the idea of putting the taco seasoning in.

Robin said...

I was actually just now looking for a Mexican recipe, yum!

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi. That soup sounds and looks incredible. A great idea.

And a good nights sleep as well!

Hope you're having a good day today.
Bearfriend xx

mr. nonis said...

Wow, that soup sounds like it would be delicious!

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

Yum! I love Mexican food, and I also love that picture of you on the side.

Have a good weekend.

Crys said...

I'm all over this recipe this week! Thanks for posting! :)