Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Taco Soup

Stumbled onto this recipe on Pinterest, but it seemed a little blah. I exchanged a few ingredients and added a few spices and came up with this. Hope you enjoy!

2 lbs lean ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 8oz block cream cheese
2 cans beef broth
2 cans Ro-Tel tomatoes with chiles
½ c heavy cream
2 T cumin
1 T chili powder
½ tsp coriander
2 tsp seasoned salt
1 tsp black pepper
½ tsp paprika
1 T cayenne pepper
2 c shredded cheddar or Colby cheese
1 can pinto beans, drained

Optional toppings: sour cream, hot sauce, green onions, black olives, crushed tortilla chips

Brown the ground beef over med-high heat with onion and garlic. Drain and return to pan with the spices. Drop cream cheese, small bits at a time, into the pot and with the back of a spoon smash it into the meat until the white disappears. Mix well and add the remaining ingredients, leaving the cheese and cream for last. Heat thoroughly and serve with optional toppings.

***If you don't have all the spices on hand, you can substitute them for 1 pkg of taco seasoning. I know not everyone has spices like coriander and cumin in the cupboard.

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