Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Back when I was "Beachin'" this was probably one of my favorite recipes. Very easy to make and such a nice change from a piece of meat and veggies. This is Phase 1 appropriate, and tastes very good topped with shredded 2% cheddar, a dollop of plain yogurt, and avocado slices. Even non-dieters will enjoy this thick and hearty soup. NOTE: To stay true to South Beach be sure and buy canned kidney beans with no added sugar and taco seasoning that is South Beach approved. I used Old El Paso.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook ground beef and onion in medium saucepan over medium heat until meat is browned and onion is tender. Drain.
  2. Mix in water, tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato sauce and taco seasoning. Bring to a boil.
  3. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Serve topped with cheese, yogurt and avocado slices if desired.
Most Helpful

5 5

Loved this. I doubled the recipe so I would have some to put in the freezer for lunches. Followed the recipe exactly as written other then I didn't measure out the taco seasoning, I used a whole packet. The only thing I would do different next time is to cut back on the water just a bit, maybe about half a cup.

5 5

This is an awesome recipe...I used ground turkey instead of ground beef and it still turned out great.

5 5

So yummy! I doubled the batch and substituted one can of diced tomatoes with a can of Rotel for a bit of a kick. I have been grazing on it for a few days now. :-)