Taco soup

Tacos are a traditional New Mexico favorite food, so much that a soup is prepared there with the same ingredients.


1 onion (small, chopped)
1 lb meat (ground meat; lean beef, chicken or turkey)
1 cn tomato juice (16 oz can)
1 cn beans (red kidney beans with their juice, 16 oz can)
1 cn hot pepper sauce (chili sauce, 8 oz can)
1 cn corn (sweet corn kernels and juice, 16 oz can)
  cooking oil (vegetable oil or cooking spray)


  1. Heat oil in a frying pan over a medium-low heat and fry the onion until soft. Add the ground meat and cook until browned.
  2. Drain excess fat and put the onion and meat in a saucepan.
  3. Add the tomato juice, red kidney beans, chili sauce, corn and chili powder.
  4. Bring to a boil over high heat and then simmer on low heat for 45 minutes.
  5. Serve in soup bowls. Garnish each bowl with 1 tablespoon of sour cream.
Total time
1 hour, 15 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
Nutrition 311 calories per serving
8 servings


Add some tortilla chips as garnish if you wish.


New Mexico cuisine

easy, comfort
meat, soups, lunch
New Mexico food recipes
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