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Taco Twist Soup Recipe

Taco Twist Soup Recipe

I lightened up this soup recipe by substituting black beans for the ground beef originally called for, and by topping off bowlfuls with reduced-fat sour cream and cheese. Spiral pasta adds a fun twist. —Colleen Zertler, Menomonie, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 cups vegetable broth or reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/2 cups picante sauce
  • 1 cup uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream


  • 1. Saute onion and garlic in oil in a large saucepan until tender. Add the broth, beans, tomatoes, picante sauce, pasta, green pepper and seasonings. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally. Serve with cheese and sour cream. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 216 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 1052mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 6g fiber), 10g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 0 fat.

Reviews for Taco Twist Soup

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diannemt75 92104
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2014

"This was great! I didn't have green pepper so added a can of mushrooms--still was wonderful."

suezmike 129417
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2014

"What a FANTASTIC soup! So much flavor! I changed a few things but am sure it would be fabulous as is. Used two cans of beans; one black and one tri - bean blend (pinto, black and red) used large onion and one whole large green pepper. Also added a half cup more pasta to the soup. It was better than chili and great for a meatless meal. SO filling!"

cannbaker56 138819
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013


aburgstede 43659
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"Made this last night and my husband & I both really enjoyed it! Of course he would *really* enjoy it with some beef in it, but said it was great as-is! It's a keeper."

NoodleNel 54806
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"This is a family favorite. My daughters love tacos, but my one daughter thinks she wants to be a vegetarian so she loved that this was with black beans. I serve it with toritlla chips and canned tropical tropical fruit on the side."

Julie Hubert 205533
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2013

"Parfait pour les lundis sans viandes. Excellent!"

leslie1966 68883
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2013

"For a meat-free soup, this was really filling. It was also very good. It was a nice change of pace from fish during Lent."

jmkasprak 205532
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2013

"Crumble in some tortilla chips like crackers to make it more "taco-like"."

jmkasprak 125243
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2013

"This is a delicious soup recipe. I used fire-roasted tomatoes for some extra flavor. Since I forgot to buy picante sauce I used salsa instead."

csteve04 62732
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2013

"Wonderful quick soup. Normally I shy away from quick soups and go for crock-pot recipes instead but I'm glad it gave it a shot. I cooked the green peppers along with the onions & garlic. I also added the whole jar of picante sauce (2 cups) and increased the broth by 1/4 cup. Next time I may add an extra 1/2 cup of pasta. Can't wait to eat the leftovers tomorrow."

kitchenmaid 125241
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"This was dinner today...Great soup. The only sub I made was to use pinto beans as I didn't have the black beans....Will make again."

valanddansmith 54797
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2012

"This was really good and so easy and quick to make! I added a little extra pasta, broth and seasonings to stretch it a little bit. Also used a little salsa that needed to be used up, along with the picante sauce. Overall, a delicious soup that I will definitely make again!"

bmlink627 92091
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2012

"I used medium Pace picante sauce and Rotel hot tomtoes and green chilis. I also added burger. This was a really tasty soup that is really quick to make. This will be on the menu rotation. YUM!"

farmgurly 129414
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2011

"Oh, wow! I almost didn't make this because I thought my 9 year old might not like the seasonings but I put it together, added some ground beef and a can of corn. This soup was SO good! And my daughter RAVED!"

grafixgirl75 68882
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2011

"This is one of my family's top picks. Very good. and healthy too!"

grandmaonthego07 129413
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"fantastic for a cold night, just plain good for year round!"

hbaseley 138818
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2010

"I love how easy this is and my kids love it"

suekg 62731
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2010

"Easy and quick. Great vor vegetarians,too!"

dlgschultz 92086
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2010

"Great soup, have made it several times already!"

RachelLB 134573
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2010

"Very good and filling!"

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