Friday, January 05, 2007

An easy soup for chilly days

Some time back, Mama gave me this recipe for taco soup:

One pound ground turkey
One packet taco seasoning (or your own mixture of chili powder, garlic, salt, cayenne, etc.)
One medium to large yellow onion, chopped
One 48-ounce container V8 (low sodium, regular, whatever. Just not V8 splash!)
One 15-ounce can of corn (just the regular variety), drained

In a soup pot over medium heat, brown the turkey, breaking up lumps as you go. When browned, drain the pot of the liquid, if you care. Add the taco seasoning and onion and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the V8 and corn and heat through.

To be all official and stuff, grate some cheese over the top of each bowl and serve with a dollop of sour cream or plain yogurt, along with chips...

The standard recipe incorporates very little in the way of chilis, so you might like to add some Tapatio, or to use spicy V8.


Chase said...

Mama rules!

And you can use a can of "Mexican Corn" to really mix things up!

lulu said...

I make something similar, but I use beef stock for most of the liquid and just add a small can of spicy V8 for flavor, oh, and a couple cans of diced tomatoes.

Chase said...

Trader Joe's frozen "Fire Roasted" corn is an excellent replacement for a can of corn.