Beef Taco Soup

"If you can run a can opener, you can easily prepare this delicious soup! It's a family favorite, adapted from a recipe by Jan Olpin, that's tasty, quick-to-make, and freezes excellently!"
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  • Saute ground beef and onions together until meat is browned and onions are tender; drain fat from pan.
  • Combine meat and onions in stockpot with remaining ingredients, except for masa harina and 3/4 cup water; simmer for thirty minutes to blend flavors.
  • Shake or stir together masa harina and water to make a smooth paste; gradually stir masa paste into soup; cook and stir soup until slightly thickened.
  • Place a small handful of crushed taco chips into each serving bowl, ladle soup over the chips, then top with shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

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  1. I knew I would love this recipe, this soup has so much flavor! I added in 3 tablespoons fresh minced garlic and 2 jalapeno peppers with the onions, I used chicken broth, I love this soup and look forward to making it again many more times, thanks for sharing hon!...Kitten
  2. did not really like the end result of this soup....I do love soups and love mexican and taco type...would not do this one again
  3. This is very tasty & super easy to put together. I made it as is but, used ½ Cup of the masa. It was the perfect consistancy. Will definetly be making this again.
  4. really simple and very good. Thanks I used chopped fresh chili and didn't have any masa but it was still excellent.
  5. This recipe is very easy to make cut your onion, brown the beef then open up the cans and pour it in the pot. Your photos look like it had more tomato base to it hen what ours ended up as. And I would like to try added a 6 ounce can of tomato paste next time and 1/4 cup more of the masa harina s it did not thicken very much. Other then that the flavor was very good. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us. Made for Zaar World Tour 2006


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