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Mexican Fiesta Taco Soup

Mexican Fiesta Taco Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #festive #taco #soup #recipe

This is a festive soup with lots of flavor and spice, bits of vibrant color, with crunchy chips, melty cheese, avocado & cilantro on the top. Make it with taco meat to make a heartier soup, or without for a vegetarian option.

The inspiration from this soup came from a Cinco de Mayo party on my facebook page. There were loads of great Mexican recipes shared that made me WANT Mexican food so badly and oh these mighty tasty-looking Mexican-inspired soups. I looked through the ingredients in my fridge and found a bit of leftover taco meat.  I also found some leftover bean soup I’d made. I decided to transform it all into a spicy taco soup. I kept pulling out more and more ingredients to put in the soup until it felt like a literal party in my soup pot! Hence the name.

If you love Mexican food, you’re going to love this vibrant, healthy soup. Oh and a very happy Cinco de Mayo to you!

Mexican Fiesta Taco Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Over 1 1/2 quarts of soup

Serving Size: 1 - 2 cups

Mexican Fiesta Taco Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, peeled & chopped
  • 2 - 4 cloves garlic, peeled & chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 medium/large carrot, peeled & chopped
  • 4 cups beef or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen (thawed) sweet corn
  • 1 cup Romesco Bean Soup (recipe here)
  • 1 cup cooked taco meat (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1 - 4 teaspoons finely chopped hot chili pepper (jalapeno, green chile or cowhorn)
  • For serving:
  • Corn tortilla chips or strips
  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Fresh avocado bits and fresh cilantro leaves

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan or soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, cumin, celery and carrot and saute until the onion is tender and translucent.
  2. Stir in the broth, corn, bean soup and taco meat and cook for about 5 minutes, then stir in the zucchini and hot pepper (to taste) and cook for 5 - 10 minutes more or until the zucchini is cooked and tender, but still a colorful green. Add salt to taste, if needed.
  3. To serve: fill your bowls with hot soup, and top with crunchy corn chips, shredded cheese, avocado and cilantro leaves. Enjoy immediately while the chips are still a little crunchy!

Notes

If you don't have the Romesco Bean Soup on hand, substitute chili ... or use 1/2 cup cooked beans + 1/2 cup salsa or Romesco sauce

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Mexican Fiesta Taco Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #festive #taco #soup #recipe

This recipe was shared at Inspire Me Monday, Munching MondayMostly Homemade Monday, Tuesday’s TableTreasure Box Tuesday, Simple Supper TuesdayWine’d Down Wednesday, Weekend PotluckMoonlight & Mason Jars and Hearth & Soul Bloghop.

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8 Responses

  1. This soup looks scrumptious! i love soups and this looks like one I need to add to my recipe box. Sharing now! Found you at the hearth and soul blog hop link party!

    May 4, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you so much, Diane! I’m so happy you like it … and I do hope you try it. It’s scrumptious!

      May 5, 2015 at 9:40 pm

  2. I love all Mexican soups, this looks delish! Thanks!

    May 5, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    • Ann

      Thank YOU for the kind comment, Valerie! I’m so happy you like the recipe. :)

      May 5, 2015 at 9:41 pm

  3. Delicious mexican taco soup. I am going to try, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning.

    May 11, 2015 at 6:49 pm

  4. I am an absolute NUT for anything Mexican. This soup looks so delicious that I’d like to have a bowl right now. Thanks for this recipe. I will be trying it for sure!

    May 15, 2015 at 11:52 am

  5. Congratulations Ann! Your Amazing Soup has been featured on our Simple Supper Linky Party! Nettie LINK: http://mooreorlesscooking.com/2015/05/18/simple-supper-tuesday-linky-party-62/

    May 20, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    • Ann

      Hurrah! Thank you Nettie :)

      May 21, 2015 at 6:29 am

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