Vegetarian (or Not) Taco Soup

We're finally leaving summer temperatures behind and getting into soup weather. One of my favorite easy fall meals is taco soup. 

Taco Soup

Base Ingredients:

  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 cup salsa


  • cooked rice
  • cooked chicken, beef, or pork
  • shredded cheese
  • avocado
  • sour cream
  • tortilla chips

Combine the tomatoes, beans, and corn in a sauce pan. Do not drain the liquid. Stir in 1 cup of salsa. It can be purchased or homemade and lets you customize the soup to your desired heat level. Bring to a boil, then turn down to low and let it simmer for 5-10 minutes. You can stop here if you want. The soup is perfectly tasty just like this. It's vegan, too. 

But I think it's much better with the add-ins. There's no right or wrong. If you have leftover rice, add it. If you have leftover ground or shredded meat, add it. 

Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with shredded cheese, avocado, and/or sour cream. Serve it with tortilla chips. 


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