Snowy Day Taco Soup


1 pound ground beef
1 large yellow onion, diced
Vegetable oil for sauteing
1 tablespoon Chile powder
1 teaspoon Cumin
1 teaspoon Paprika
1 teaspoon Onion Powder
1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon and ½ Oregano
1 teaspoon Salt
3/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
4 cups Potatoes, cubed
1 cup and ½ Corn, frozen or canned, drained
cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
Essential Toppings:
Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
Optional Toppings:
Tomato, diced
Onion, diced


In a large skillet brown the beef, breaking it apart as it cooks. At the same time in a large sauce pan or soup pot saute the onion in enough vegetable oil to cover the bottom of the pan, until soft and tender. In a small bowl measure out and combine all of the dry spice ingredients together. Add garlic, and all of the spices to the onion. Continue to saute for five minutes, adding a little more oil if the onion and spices start to stick to the bottom.
Drain the grease from the beef. Add the Worcestershire and beef crumbles to the pot. Combine well with the onion/spice mixture. Add the broth, potatoes, corn and parsley. Simmer for 20-25 minutes until potatoes are tender. Halfway through taste and adjust seasonings, adding more spices if needed.
Serve with generous amounts of fixin's!




This smells just like a taco as it simmers and will not let you down in the flavor department. It has a richly spiced broth, tender meat, chunks of potatoes and juicy corn. On its own delicious but you really need the toppings, especially the cheese and lettuce to bring everything together and round out the flavors. Don't skimp on them(!) and you'll have all the familiar flavors of a taco plus some.




Friday, January 29, 2010 - 9:56am


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