Friday, July 31, 2009

Souper Easy Taco Soup

I usually call this recipe "mom's taco soup", because, well... my mom always made it for our family. Really though, this recipe is from my mom's dear friend Tammy. This taco soup recipe is a favorite and a great quick dinner when we don't have alot of time. It is also great to serve when having company over, because it tastes like you cook it all day, when really it probably took a half our to throw it all together, and 15-30 minutes minimum of simmering. Crazy, right? Okay friends, here it is;

6 small chicken breasts (we use 12 chicken tenders)
2 small cans tomato sauce
1 cup salsa (I like the ARIBA brand, because it gives a really great roasted flavor)
2 cans black beans
1 can white beans
1 can pinto beans
1 can corn (or half a bag of frozen corn is what we use)
taco seasoning

Season chicken with a bit of taco seasoning. Cook it however you like. I prefer for cook it in a little bit of olive oil in a skillet. After its cooked, cut into bite size pieces. While the chicken is cooking, pour all of the beans into a strainer and rinse them under cool water. Save one of the cans from the beans. Pour beans into soup pot. Add the tomato sauce, salsa, and corn. Next, with the can you saved from the beans, pour two cans of water into the soup pot. Add in cooked chicken. Season with a little more taco seasoning. If you like a little bit of a kick go ahead an add a few dashes of red pepper flakes. Pour into bowls, and top with corn chips and cheese. ENJOY!

1 comment:

Deanna said...

I'll definitely try this. The ingredients are going on my shopping list for next week! YUM! Thanks, Jess.