Taco Soup

This is a tasty recipe that is good for you.

I started making this when I was on Weight Watchers.

It is low in points yet filling. It’s even lower in points when you make it vegetarian style, without the burger. I personally, like a bit of beef so that is how I’ve made it for you here.

Am I crazy when I say it felt good to cook a little again?

It’s just so much better than ordering out.

Unless you’re incredibly busy, as I’ve been (and honestly still am), but sometimes you just have to make time for things like a good home cooked meal and after ordering out so much, I need some seriously low-calorie meals like this.

1 lb (or less) of lean ground beef (optional)

1 medium yellow onion (chopped)

1 Tbsp minced garlic

3 cans diced tomatoes

1 Can Great Northern white beans undrained

1 can corn drained

1 package McCormick Taco seasoning

2 cups chicken broth

 

First if you are going to cook with beef, I recommend buying a pound or less of the leanest burger.

Brown your hamburger, drain the grease and add chopped onion & cook for a few minutes on medium heat.

Add all other ingredients.

 Make this recipe for your heart, it’ll thank you.

I know, I’m not right.

Don’t drain the beans, put the whole can in the pot.

 

Add the chicken broth. I state 2 cups in the recipe, use your judgement for your liking.

Stir ingredients until combined well.

Cook on medium heat for about 30 minutes, stirring occassionally.

 A filling, light, warm lunch. Yum.

If I recall correctly, 1 Cup of this soup (vegetarian style) is only 3 points, with the burger it’s approximately 5 points per cup.

A slightly higher calorie option is adding a little light sour cream to your individual serving, top with a little shredded cheddar.

I hope you enjoy!

 

Hearty Taco Lasagna

 Here’s a hearty dish that is sure to please almost anyone in your life who likes a little Mexicana flava.

We eat mexican a lot in my house.

Friday nights G1 & I love to visit the Mexican restaruant up the street, they serve the most delish Margaritas!

Anyone have a good home-made Margarita recipe??? Please share!

 I’ll trade you a taco lasagna recipe (batting eyelashes)

 

2 lbs ground beef

2 pkgs of taco seasoning (1.25 oz each)

2 teaspoons minced garlic

4 – 5 flour tortillas

1 Can refried beans

1 jar salsa

1 cup sliced yellow onion

Sour cream

4 cups mexican shredded cheese or cheddar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Chop onion

Brown beef in skillet, drain.

I actually use an old coffee can to drain the grease into.

 Put beef back in skillet & Cook with onion & garlic for a few minutes.

 Add taco seasoning to beef mixture in skillet & stir well. 

Add a layer of tortillas to the bottom of a 11×9 (or a 13 x9) baking dish, make sure the tortillas overlap slightly. I tear them to make straighter edges.

Use 1/2 of the can of beans & schmear a layer on top of the tortillas.

Then add a layer of salsa, less than half a jar,

Then a layer of the hamburger mixture (aprox half)

Slap some sour cream on top,

Add 2 cups of cheese

Repeat another layer starting with Tortillas:

Cook in oven for about 35 minutes.

 

If you would like something to serve witht this, I suggest a side of The Best guacamole EVER with some chips and you’ll have a tasty meal!

This will feed a decent number of people or if you are just feeding a few, you will have leftovers for the next day or so & not have to cook tomorrow! (Yessssss!)