Thursday, September 15, 2016

What's for Dinner Wednesday~Loaded Taco Soup

Yes I do realize it's Thursday, but this is what we had last night for dinner. So, technically it qualifies for What's for Dinner Wednesday.

With the weather turning a bit cooler hey mid 80s in hotlanta is cool folks I thought it was time to test a few new fall dishes.  And, who doesn't love tacos???  Tacos and soup, perfect fall combo.

This dish is super easy to prepare, but best of all is gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nut free, etc. Perfect for our family with our crazy food sensitivities.  What I love best about this soup is that once the base is made, it is left to the individual to customize it with their favorite toppings.  Perfect for a family get together or tailgating.

Loaded Taco Soup


For the Soup:
1 TBS ghee or coconut oil
1 medium red onion, diced
2 bell peppers diced (we used 1 red and 1 green)
2 lbs ground beef (we prefer 90/10 grass fed)
4 TBS chili powder
3 TBS cumin
2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp cayenne powder (optional, we chose to include)
2-4 oz cans diced green chiles (we use Hatch brand)
18 oz diced tomatoes
4 cups beef broth (we use Pacific brand)

For the Toppings (all optional):
Dairy-free sour cream
Plantain chips
Chopped jalapenos
Diced red onion
Sliced black olives
Fritos or tortilla strips (gluten free)


1. Melt the ghee/coconut oil in a large pot over medium heat. (We love our Staub dutch oven  for soups and stews) Add the onion and bell pepper and saute until slighty softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add the ground beef and saute until cooked through. Drain any fat/liquid from the pan.
2. Add the chili powder, cumin, sea salt, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne to the pot. (We mix our spices ahead of time in a small bowl) Stir well to combine.  Next add the chiles, tomatoes and beef broth and stir once more.  Bring the soup to a gentle boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes.  Serve with any or all of the toppings listed above. Enjoy!!

To give credit where credit is due, the original recipe can be found here.


Nancy said...

i'm going to have to try this! sounds delish! you'd be proud of me...i took my first cooking class this week :) BTW...thanks for your sweet comment about my blog makeover :) check out the place i bought my theme from: they give great instructions including video how to's but i can call you and walk you through it too. if i can do it you can do it :)

Leslie Harris said...

This looks so yummy, I'm a big fan of soups and great salads --it's my favorite dinner--so I will definitely try this.
Thanks for sharing!


Mike @TheIronYou said...

I love taco soup but never made it at home. I'm definitely going to try this recipe asap!

Brandi said...

I'm starting to feel the chill in the air. Looking forward to lots of soup this fall.