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Cheesy Taco Soup

by Laura

Taco soup is one of those recipes that everyone should have. It’s a staple soup recipe! Well, today I have a cheesy twist for you on that basic recipe.

A basic taco soup recipe usually consists of a brothy type base. This version has 3 kinds of cheeses mixed into the base to make it a creamy, cheesy base. I think the combination of sharp cheddar, pepper jack, and cream cheese make it taste amazing!

This cheesy taco soup was a hit with my family and will be a recipe I will now use often as another option for taco soup. I think you’ll love it too!

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Cheesy Taco Soup


Ingredients

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  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 (15 oz) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (4 oz) can mild diced green chilies
  • 1 cup mild salsa
  • 1 (10 oz) can mild enchilada sauce
  • 5 cup chicken broth
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed and softened
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup grated Pepper Jack cheese
  • Optional toppings: Tortilla chips or fritos, sour cream, tomatoes, avocado/guacamole, fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. In a stock pot, brown beef with onions, drain off any excess grease. Mix in all spices/seasonings, red bell pepper and garlic.
  2. Sprinkle flour over the mixture and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Add in kidney beans, black beans, green chilies, salsa, enchilada sauce and chicken broth. Stir until combined and then bring to boil. Reduce to simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  4. Add in cream cheese and mix until melted. Add in the cheddar and pepper jack cheese and stir until melted.
  5. Serve topped with tortilla chips/fritos and additional garnishes as desired. Serves 6.
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Recipe adapted from Carlsbad Cravings.

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