Taco Soup

"This soup seems just perfect for the whole family. A wonderful recipe to modify according to your tastes, I usually leave out the olives, and let my olive lover boyfriend add them on his own at the end. Another great Paula Deen recipe."
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  • Brown the ground beef and onions in a large skillet; drain the excess fat, then transfer the browned beef and onions to a large slow cooker or a stockpot.
  • Add the beans, corn, tomatoes, green chiles, black olives, green olives, taco seasoning, and ranch dressing mix, and cook in a slow cooker on low for 6 to 8 hours or simmer over low heat for about 1 hour in a pot on the stove.
  • To serve, place a few corn chips in each bowl and ladle soup over them. Top with sour cream, cheese, green onions and jalapenos.

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  1. beesknees52
    This was a great soup for a cold wintry day. It makes a big batch and we have enough for another meal. As one reviewer stated below, the garnishes for this soup really jazzed it up. I will definitely be making this soup again.
  2. whippoorwill3
    This is a wonderful soup! It's almost chili-like in its flavor and is fill-you-up delicious.I omit the olives as well, but all the rest make for a near-perfect winter meal.
  3. loof751
    Absolutely loved this soup! I used the stove-top method, cooking for about 1 hour, and I did not use the optional olives. This was hearty, flavorful and just spicy enough. The chips, cheese, sour cream and jalapenos really gave it that extra something - just like a taco in a bowl! Thanks for sharing this easy and yummy recipe! Made for Fall PAC 2008


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