Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Because I love my readers! Taco Bean Soup


Because I love you ALL, here's yet another recipe.  I made this earlier today, for tomorrow's dinner.  Tonight hubby's taking me out for Valentine's Day.  We'll be at The Outback, one of our favorite places to eat. 

Tomorrow is our day to hit all the thrift shops for reselling on Ebay, so this soup will be nice to come home to. Oh, and this recipe is as easy as it comes!!

Taco Bean Soup

2 tsp. olive oil
1 lb. ground beef
1 C chopped onion
1 1/2 C water
1 (16 oz.) can refried beans
1 C mild to medium-spicy thick and chunky salsa
1/4 tsp. EACH chili powder (I use the extra dark) and cumin
Taco shells for garnish
1/2 C shreded cheddar cheese for garnish
dollop of sour cream, if you wish, for garnish

Cook ground beef and onion until meat is browned.  Drain off any grease.  Add the water, salsa, refried beans, chili powder and cumin.  Bring to a boil; stirring constantly.  Reduce heat and simmer uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Ladle soup into bowls, serve with crumbled (heated) taco shells, cheese and sour cream if desired.
Makes 4 servings


  1. Mmmm! Thanks Shelly, I can NEVER get enough Mexican food! I just love it!

  2. Thanks, Shari!! I too just LOVE Mexican food and I haven't made this soup in quite a while; just sounded good, ya know? Since it's a busy day tomorrow it'll be so good to come home & not have to worry abt. dinner!

  3. This looks so good.
    I hopped from the Frog. Malika

    1. Welcome, Malika....I look forward to more interaction with you!