Taco Soup

Taco SoupWho doesn’t love tacos?  With all those yummy flavors blending together… the meat, cheese, and taco seasonings… YUM!  I got the original recipe HERE.  A friend of mine came over and we made a couple of different soups and then shared.  This worked out really nicely!  I do plan to make a few changes (see below) but they won’t change the flavor at all.

So… to keep it as low carb and healthy as possible I will use THIS homemade taco seasoning instead of prepackaged.  I don’t know if it really makes a difference but for me, it makes me feel like it does.  LOL!  I will also use a leaner meat than we did this first time, just to keep the calories down a bit.  I know you don’t have to count calories on a low carb diet but I do.  And finally, when choosing the tomatoes for this soup, look for the lowest carb count you can find.  So far, my best find has been THIS one.   I’m also thinking about using 1/3 less fat cream cheese.  The carb count is a tiny bit more than full fat but it makes a huge difference in the calorie count.  And believe me, there’s still plenty of fat in the dish to keep you full and help you fulfill your macros.  Anyway, the nutritional info below is using the replacements I just suggested.

Regardless, you MUST go make this soup NOW.  It’s creamy, rich, and just plain delicious!  It tasted like tacos, queso, and just plain yumminess… I can’t believe it’s low carb but it is!

Serves 8 | 1.25 cups = 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 2 8oz packages cream cheese
  • 2 10oz cans diced tomatoes with green chilis
  • 2 Tbsp taco seasoning (I used THIS)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1-2 Tbsp cilantro for garnish (optional)
  • 1/2 cup cheese for garnish (optional)
  • 2-4 Tbsp green onion for garnish (optional)

Find the instructions HERE with the original recipe!

Notes

Nutrition as I made it: 394 calories, 4g carbs, 1g fiber, 26g fat, 32g protein

Please note I am not a nutritionist or a doctor. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this recipe should only be seen as my amateur estimates based on the specific brands and products I used as well as the nutrition calculator I used. If nutrition is important to you, I highly encourage you to verify any data you see here with your favorite nutrition calculator and see your doctor.

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