Turkey Taco Soup

I live with a lover of only hearty soups and this one fits the bill. Butternut Squash Bisque? Forget it. Broccoli Cheese? Not for this guy. Hearty Taco Soup? Bring. It.On.

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The taco soup recipes I have seen in the past call for crazy amounts of salt and prepackaged ranch dressing, taco seasoning etc. So I did what any logical food lover would do and I made up my own. Now you can have a healthier alternative too.

Turkey

You just start off cooking your onion and ground turkey and seasoning with the taco seasoning.

taco seasoning

As you will see, the ingredients are simple and if you have any homemade taco seasoning already made then you will be on the fast track. (Looks like it’s time for me to make more!)

Cans

Canned beans  (any of your favorites would be fine) and vegetables help speed up the processes.

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Ground turkey is perfect for this soup.  Each week my goal is to have one meal of each: one red meat, one chicken, one seafood, one vegetarian meal and a pork or turkey.

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I garnished mine with fresh avocado, sour cream and cheese. Serve with tortilla chips too! It was great!

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And if that weren’t enough, it freezes beautifully.

TURKEY TACO SOUP

Serves 6-7

a hungry apple original 

1 pound lean ground turkey

1 small onion, diced

1-15 ounce can black beans, drained

1-15 ounce can cannellini beans, drained

1-10 ounce can corn, drained

1-15 ounce can tomato sauce

1-15 ounce can petite diced tomatoes

1 cup reduced sodium chicken or vegetable broth.

1 can rotel, drained (i used hot)

 1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning

1 avocado, sliced, for garnish

sour cream, for garnish

grated cheese, for garnish

tortilla chips, for garnish

Instructions and directions:

In a large pot over medium heat, brown mean and onion until mean is no longer pink.

Add taco seasoning, salt, garlic powder, pepper,  beans, corn, tomato sauce, tomatoes, broth and rotel.

Simmer on low for 30 minutes or until soup thickens.

Garnish with avocado, sour cream, cheese and chips.

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