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One Pot Meals – Taco Soup

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Hello, friends! Welcome to Tuesday. A day where our family would typically splurge on four or more .99 cent tacos from the Mexican food hole in the wall up the street! Yep! “8 tacos, no cheese to go, please!” Is typically how our order sounded.

As I create dinners and prepare food for us, our lactose intolerance we both have (twinning!!) usually leads me to dairy-free alternatives. Also, with the new year here and out goal to lose a few holiday pounds, it was time to trade in Taco Tuesday for a healthier dinner. It is also a one pot meal, which I love because who doesn’t love only one pot to clean?!

I prepped this Taco Soup on Sunday for our lunch for a few days, but I thought TACO TUESDAY was the prefect day to share this healthier taco  recipe with you all! It made about 6 servings which I packaged individually and refrigerated for an easy grab and go!

Here is what you will need:

  • 1 Pound of Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 3 Fresh Tomatoes
  • 1-15 oz Can No Salt Added Tomato Sauce
  • 1-15 oz Can No Salt Added Pinto Beans
  • 1-4 oz Can Green Chilies
  • 1 Packet of Mrs. Dash No Salt Added Taco Seasoning (I found this in the grocery store next to all of the taco seasoning and meatloaf packets)
  • 1 Cup Frozen Corn
  • Garnish with: Fresh Avocado, Crush Tortilla Chips

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Dice the onion and saute the onion in a medium pot with 1 Tablespoon of olive oil. Cook the onion for about 3 minutes, or until the onion is slightly softened. Add one pound of lean ground beef to the onion and cook on medium heat until the ground beef is no longer pink.

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Dice 3 fresh tomatoes of your choice. I chose Roma tomatoes because they were on sale this week. Add the diced tomatoes and a can of no salt added tomato sauce to the beef and onions.

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Add in 1 can of no salt added pinto beans (including the juice), a small can of chopped chilies, 1 cup of frozen corn, and 1 packet of Mrs. Dash salt free taco seasoning mix.

Add all ingredients to the pot, stir, and simmer for about 15 minutes.

IMG_9902Like I mentioned earlier, this is a great soup to make on Sundays when I meal prep for the week. It is great for a winter week when snow or rain is in the forecast. You can leave out the green chilies and add bell peppers instead. I suggest adding these in the beginning with the onion so they are soft.

What other recipes do you make when it is cold outside? Comment below and share your ideas with me. Maybe there is a healthier alternative we can create!

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