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Southwestern Soup

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 45 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings
This classic soup features ground beef, taco seasoning, and traditional Southwestern vegetables like corn, cilantro, chiles, and jalapeños. It's the perfect supper solution on chilly weeknights. For more Southwest-inspired dishes, see our full collection of Mexican recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (16-oz.) cans light red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (14.5-oz.) can petite diced tomatoes and jalapeños, undrained
  • 1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes and mild green chiles, undrained
  • 1 (14-oz.) can beef broth
  • 2 cups frozen yellow and white whole kernel corn
  • 1 (1-oz.) envelope taco seasoning mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Toppings: sour cream and chopped fresh cilantro

How to Make It

  1. Brown ground beef, onion, and garlic in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring often, 10 to 12 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink and onion is softened; drain.

  2. Stir in kidney beans, next 8 ingredients, and 4 cups water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in cilantro just before serving. Serve with desired toppings.