Saturday, September 15, 2012

It's SOUP Time!

It's Time for Soup

I love autumn... heat turns to cool, sweatshirts come out and along with autumn comes SOUP weather... I love Soup!  Today, I found a recipe that I actually have all the ingredients for... so for lunch I'm making a NEW Taco Soup.  Here is the recipe if you'd like to make it along with me! (pictures later)

Taco Soup
serves 6-8

1/2 lb. lean ground beef
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1 sweet onion, diced
1 large bell pepper, diced
28 oz. can of tomato sauce
1/2 c. chicken stock
15 oz. can of corn, drained & rinsed
15 oz. can of black beans, drained & rinsed
2 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. paprika
1 tbsp. cilantro, chopped
1 tsp. sugar
small dash of cinnamon
squirt of 
olive oil

1. Brown ground beef.
2. Meanwhile, add garlic, onion, and bell peppers to a stock pot. Saute with olive oil for 5-8 minutes. Salt to taste.
3. Add tomato sauce, chicken stock, corn, beans, and meat to stock pot. Stir. Add cumin, chili powder, paprika, cilantro, and sugar. Add salt and Sriracha to taste. Stir.
4. Adjust seasonings to taste.
5. Simmer 30-45 minutes. Garnish and serve. For additional garnishes try sour cream and slices of avocado, or quick fry some strips of flour tortillas (or won ton skins)

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