‘Memba the taco soup recipe we all made the last few years, and if we eat it one more time, we might die? Yeah, that one. I have totally retired it and wanted something creamier. I found this on a Facebook post for ketogenic diet followers. But we all need more fat (I’ll save that for another discussion, but I am a health coach now. Or will be in eight days).
Creamy Beef Taco Soup Recipe
Adapted from/photo courtesy Seeking Good Eats
2 pounds ground beef
1 small onion, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
24 ounces beef broth
28 ounces diced or crushed tomatoes
3-4 tablespoons of homemade taco seasoning or more if you prefer (see ingredients for that below)
4 ounces salsa
4 ounces softened cream cheese
1 cup heavy cream
2 cups cheddar cheese
Saute ground beef, onion and bell pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic cloves, beef broth, tomatoes, salsa and taco seasoning. Bring to boil and then lower to a simmer for 15 minutes. Then slowly add softened cream cheese, heavy cream and cheddar cheese to the pot. Stir until cheeses are melted and soup is blended.
Serve and garnish with your favorite taco toppings.
You can also make this in a crockpot after browning the beef.
Make your town taco seasoning and never buy that packaged crap again. Again, this is your health coach talking to you.
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper