I have a confession to make to y’all. Most of my offline friends are aware of this fact, and they’re dumbfounded every time the topic is brought up because it’s so asinine.
I don’t like tacos.
I’M SORRY. I JUST DON’T. I know, it’s crazy. There’s something wrong with me. Yada yada yada…
However, I am a huge fan of taco soup, and that’s what I’m sharing on City Girls and Country Pearls today. This recipe isn’t actually create by me, but instead – my boyfriend, Dennis. When we first began our long distance relationship, he would make a giant pot of this spicy taco soup for me when I landed in NYC and arrived at his (now our) home. It soon became synonymous with him. Maybe that’s why I have such an affinity for it?
It’s honestly just a dump and sprinkle recipe. Super duper easy, yet it tastes like it took hours to prep.
The first step is to brown your ground beef. I didn’t take photos of this because y’all already know what that looks like, and ground beef browning just isn’t photogenic, ya know?
Next, and you can do this while the beef is being browned, dump the rest of the ingredients into a pot – mixed veggies, two cans of tomato sauce, 2 cups of water, taco seasoning, chili powder, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, ground black pepper and seasoned salt.
After the beef is completely browned, dump it all into the pot and mix well. Cook on the stovetop for approximately 30-45 minutes on medium-high. Let cool. As a bonus option to this already scrumptious soup, you can add cheddar cheese or mozzarella cheese on top. I prefer mozzarella cheese because cheddar cheese is not my thing. Mozz is where it’s at.
Dennis enjoys pouring his chili on top of a bed of spaghetti noodles or brown rice.
Dennis calls this chili. I call it taco soup. My mom calls it chili stew. Regardless of what you may name this dish, it’s delicious, and you’re going to want seconds and thirds. It’s okay…listen to your conscious. Second and third helpings are totally allowed.
- 1lb ground beef
- Bag of frozen mixed vegetables
- 2 cans tomato sauce
- 2 cups water
- Cayenne pepper
- Chili powder
- Ground black pepper
- Seasoned salt
- Optional: Mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream, spaghetti noodles, rice
- Brown ground beef
- Mix rest of ingredients into a pot
- After beef is browned, dump into the pot and mix well.
- Cook on the stove on medium-high for approximately 30-45 minutes.
- Let cool and enjoy.
- Optional: Top with mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, or sour cream.
- Optional: Pour on top of spaghetti noodles or rice.