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Flavorful Taco Soup

 Flavorful Taco Soup
You’ll get a kick out of this hearty, Southwest-inspired soup from Sandi Lee of Houston, Texas. Feel free to dunk your tortilla chips right into it!
4 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
  • 1 can (8-3/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1/2 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
  • Tortilla chips


  • In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink;
  • drain. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, corn, water, taco seasoning and
  • salad dressing mix. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer
  • for 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
  • Spoon into bowls; top with avocado, cheese and cilantro. Serve with
  • chips. Yield: 4 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup (prepared with reduced-fat cheese; calculated without chips) equals 328 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 1,751 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 19 g protein.