Pronto Taco Soup Recipe
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Pronto Taco Soup Recipe

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When out-of-state friends dropped by, I invited them to stay for dinner, knowing that I could put together this mild, chili-flavored soup in a jiffy. I served it with cornmeal muffins and a crisp salad for a filling meal everyone loved. My guests even asked for the recipe before leaving! -Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/2 cups picante sauce
  • 1 cup uncooked spiral or small shell pasta
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • Shredded cheddar cheese and tortilla chips

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 172 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 492 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, cook the beef, onion and garlic until meat is not longer pink; drain. Add the broth, tomatoes, picante sauce, pasta, green pepper, chili powder and parsley. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  2. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until pasta is tender. Garnish with cheese and tortilla chips. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Pronto Taco Soup in Quick Cooking January/February 1999, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 172 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 492 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 24, 2014

I love this recipe..I add 21/2 cups of pasta for a goulash -like dish instead of soup..I have to make for family members per their request.

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Reviewed Dec. 6, 2010

Supper Yummy! So easy to make. I often double for bigger groups. I like throwing black beans in--gives more color and nutrition. This is my son's favorite soup.

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Reviewed Aug. 24, 2010

This is my husband and my favorite soup. It is delicious!! As a matter of fact, we are having that tonight. We break up the bite size tortilla chips and top it with them and cheese. The tortilla chips really add a special flavor to it. Love this soup!!!

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Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

My husband and son love this soup. It's great because you can make it as spicy as you like. To add some nutrition to my son's diet, I also throw in a can of beans. He doesn't even realize they're in there.

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Reviewed Nov. 16, 2009

Very good soup. Add some Tabasco and sour cream to really top it off.

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