Friday, September 16, 2011

Taco Soup

With the weather turning cooler I now have an excuse to make soup. I like soup a lot if it has lots of good flavor.

So today because it's cooler, and because I missed my pretty red Dutch Oven I decided it's time for my favorite soup.


Several years ago I was at my neighbors house for lunch and when I walked into her house I smelled two delicious smells and this was one of them. Yum! The other smell was mulled cider, another yum that I always love to smell but am not all that crazy to actually drink it.

Anyway, this soup is scrumptious on it's own or with some added ingredients like cheese, chips, sour cream, avocados, etc. Sometimes I like to make it without the meat and eat it with long grain brown rice. I suppose black beans would be good in there too, although I've never tried that.

Here goes:
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 lb. lean ground sirloin
1 red pepper*, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 medium onion, diced
½ cup salsa
2-3 Tablespoons Hot Sauce
2 large cans chopped tomatoes
¼ cup sugar* I omit this and add extra red peppers
Cilantro, salt, and pepper, to taste

Put oil in a dutch oven,

add the chopped/diced veggies,

and the meat,

cook over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Then add the rest of the ingredients.

These were the tomatoes I had in the cupboard and it was fine except I would cut the stewed ones into smaller pieces next time.

chopped cilantro

 Simmer for about ½ - 1 hour. If you would like to have more liquid you can add more tomato sauce. Simple, quick, and delicious! Thank You Myma for sharing the recipe with me!


Enjoy and Be Blessed!

Linked to: Make Yourself Monday, Met Monday, On The Menu Monday,Turning the Table, Delightfully Inspiring, Its a Keeper, Foodie Friday,
Sweet Indulgence Sunday


  1. That makes me hungry for soup. My husband always says I don't have to wait till it's cold to make soup but to me it's cold weather food. Today was one of those days but I just didn't have time.

  2. I'm so excited for soup weather! I looooove soup and taco soup is one of my faves! I can't wait to try this one!
    Scissors & Spatulas

  3. This makes me hungry! It is a good looking soup!

  4. Yummy! I also love your pot! Such a fun color.

  5. Looks delicious! I'm stopping by from A Well-Seasoned Life and hubby was standing behind me and noticed your link for Taco Soup. Now I have to make it for him!

  6. I love your Dutch oven. I would love to have one. This soup looks and sounds delicious especially with the cilantro. I love cilantro. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.