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Bow of ground lamb taco soup garnished with avocado, sour cream and tortilla chips
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Easy Lamb Taco Soup

Taco soup has all the ingredients that go into a taco but in a soup form. It is a hearty, comforting soup on cold days with basic pantry ingredients.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Tex Mex
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Author Usha Rao

Equipment

  • Sauce Pan or a Soup Pot
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Strainer

Ingredients

Soup Ingredients

  • 1 ½ tsp Olive Oil
  • ½ medium Onion diced
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic or 1 tbsp chopped Garlic
  • ¼ lb lean Ground Lamb
  • 1 10 oz can diced Tomato Jalapeno
  • 1 ½ cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • ½ cup Water and more if needed
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder used Indian chili powder as it is spicer
  • ½ - 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • ¾ - 1 tsp Salt adjust to taste
  • tsp Taco Seasoning optional
  • ½ cup canned Kidney Beans
  • ½ cup Cannellini Beans
  • ½ cup or ½ medium sized Green Bell Pepper chopped ½” cubes
  • ½ - ¾ cup Corn Kernels
  • 2 tbsp of chopped Cilantro

Garnish

  • Avocado slices
  • Onions chopped
  • Grated Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Tortilla chips or crumbled taco shells
  • Lemon or Lime Wedges

Instructions

  • Saute onion, garlic and then add ground meat.
  • Saute for few minutes and remove excess fat. . Nature’s Rancher lamb from WholeFoods is lean but still can remove some excess fat.
  • Add broth, water, a can of diced tomato & jalapeno, spices and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  • Add beans and continue to simmer for 5-10 minutes or until flavors blend in.
  • Add some water if the soup is very thick and simmer for few minutes.
  • Ladle soup into a bowl, garnish with avocado slices, sour cream and tortilla chips. . Cheese is also a good garnish which I left out.

Notes

  • Protein - Use ground meat of your choice. Ground beef, pork, lamb, goat or chicken.
  • Broth -If you do not have stock or broth handy, use water.
  • Veg Protein - For vegetarian version, use any veg protein of your choice or add more beans. Though black beans is usually used in taco soup, red kidney beans is a good substitute. Add a combination of both as veg protein.