Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Taco Soup --- 5 Smart Points

Now that the weather is cooling off, it's soup time!  This super simple recipe is one that I really enjoy.  It's very filling and goes great with some corn bread or even tortilla chips.

The Smart Points I calculated are based on the ingredients I used.  Check your labels and calculate the points based on the brands you use.

Some taco soup recipes call for a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix.  I've made it using it as well as omitting it and found I prefer to leave it out.

You can add a can of Rotel tomatoes if you like it spicy or a can of green chilies if you prefer it to be mild.

You can have this ready and on the table in under 30 minutes.

Makes 9 cups
5 Smart Points per cup

10 oz. 85/15 ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
1 can Ranch Style beans
1 can Bush yellow hominy
1 can Bush pinto beans
1- 14.5 oz. can Hunt’s diced tomatoes
1-15 oz. can Hunt’s tomato sauce
2 T. Tone’s taco seasoning
1 T. Williams chili seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste

Brown ground beef with onions.  Add remaining ingredients and
heat thoroughly.

Smart Points
Ground beef                 20
Hominy                        7
Pinto beans                   7
Ranch beans                 12

If you use 90/10% ground beef = 13.3 Smart Points
If you use 95/5% ground beef = 10 Smart Points
If you use 93/7% ground beef = 13.3 Smart Points
If you use 80/20% ground beef = 20 Smart Points
If you use 92/8% Harvestland Ground chicken = 10 Smart Points

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