Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Taco Ranch Soup

1/2 lb ground turkey
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
2 TBSP taco seasoning or 1 package store-bought
1 can black beans, undrained
1 can ranch style beans, undrained
1 can kidney beans, undrained
1 can corn, undrained
1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 package ranch dressing mix
2 c turkey or chicken stock

Saute the meat until browned. Add the taco seasoning (without water). Add onion, garlic and pepper and cook until transparent (use the fat to work the onions along).
In a large pot, add remaining items and cook on medium heat. Add the meat/onion mixture. Cook 15-20 minutes longer.

Serve with tortilla chips, shredded cheddar cheese, and sour cream.

** You can also make this in the crock pot by cooking the meat and onion, then adding to pot with the remaining ingredients and cooking on low for 4-6 hours.

WHY IS THIS GOOD FOR YOU?
Beans are inexpensive and flavorful and this soup is full of them. In addition to providing the good fat, they are also chock full of protein and dietary fiber.

Nutrition stats per measured cup: 140 calories, 2g fat, 9g protein,20g carbs, 4g sugar, 642mg sodium

Recipe makes approximately 14 cups.

5 comments:

Shanah said...

I found you on myfitnesspal and this recipe sounds GREAT, similar to something else I make but some nice changes. Thanks for sharing!

R. Wll

Momvsfood said...

Awesome!!! Thank you :)

Shuntae said...

I also found you via MFP, so I'm following you both here and Facebook for more recipe ideas.

Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

marie,
what r ranch style beans?
and also, how much dried minced garlic could i use instead of cloves?
put it on my facebook, cause i will forget to check back here, im sure! LOL
thanks doll! xoxo, jen

Momvsfood said...

I never realized it, but they must be a TX thing! A friend of mine up north substituted pinto beans and said it was still delicious!

Here is a link in case you are interested:

http://www.conagrafoods.com/consumer/brands/getBrand.do?page=ranch_style