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Tired of Taco Tuesday? Need a new dish to add to your menu plan?
This is a great pick me up for when you get bored of the same old thing. You’ve had tacos all summer and need a refresh for colder months, right? Taco soup is one of the recipes I stole from a co-worker when I was a young adult. Potlucks rock, don’t they? Most people are willing to share their recipes if you ask, and I did! I’m so glad, too! This recipe is one that you can add and subtract from to customize to your favorite ingredients and toppings, yes, this isn’t a boring old can of soup you heat up, but a warm, protein and veggie filled meal that you control! You probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry! Feel free to mix and match as your pantry dictates. Only have frozen corn? That’s okay! Ground turkey? Fine. Like extra tomato? Use a can of Rotel instead of plain chiles, and you’ll get that infused chile liquid, too! Don’t want the heat? Skip the chiles and have a milder soup! Adapt it to your taste!
Got picky eaters? Need more veggies?
There’s nothing like a family favorite to sneak veggies into your kids. They don’t know it’s healthy! This soup would remind you strongly of chili (and would be a great way to introduce it to your kids as ‘like chili but tastes like tacos!’) Who can resist tacos? Plus you can add all your favorite taco toppings to the table and it’s real DIY event–eat it plain or with anything you like on top! Kid doesn’t like broth-heavy soups? Use a slotted spoon to get a more chunky or ‘scoopable’ soup! What kid doesn’t love using a chip to dip?
Baby on the way? Need a freezer meal?
This is a great post-partum meal, too! It’s easy to freeze and thaws beautifully on the stove top while you care for your little one. This is so fast, though, that whether you incorporate canned, fresh, or fresh-frozen garden produce, it’s going to be a hit! Take it from supermarket, garden or farmer’s market to the table in no time! For information about how to freeze the last of those tomatoes for use in soups this winter, click this pin for later: How to freeze fresh tomatoes.
On the go?
This is great for a winter warm-up meal, can stay on a low simmer on the stove for rushing teens between band practice and sports, or take a quick zap in the microwave at the office. Toss it in a crock-pot, too, and take it to a family reunion, work function, or leave it on warm for when you get home for dinner!