I was inspired to create this favorite blend of seasonings when my family raved about a Taco Soup served at a church potluck one Sunday afternoon. After asking my friend for the recipe, I realized it was one that used so many packaged seasoning blends and canned goods that one recipe could feed an army. I rose to the challenge and set out to dissect the ingredients for each of those seasoning packets and set out to create a recipe that made just enough soup for one family at a time.
This is still one of the few meals my pickiest eater will always get excited about!
MAKE IT A SOUP MIX: I like to keep several bags of single use mixes on hand to whip up a fast batch of Taco Soup on a busy day. My ‘picky eater’ can make this on his own more easily when I have a bag he can just cut open and pour into a pot with the liquid ingredients. I print the soup recipe and place it in the basket where I store the bagged blends so everything I (or he!) need to know is right there.
Make a Meal Trail:
Leftovers of this soup make a great baked potato topper! For this reason I like to make a double batch and plan a meal trail that week. Split open the baked potato and use a slotted spoon to scoop out the reheated taco soup, getting a generous portion of the vegetables and optional meat, but very little of the broth. Top with a generous portion of shredded cheddar and some sour cream and enjoy a delicious meal with the family!