Saturday, February 21, 2009

Soup-er Saturday


Tonight I made Pronto Taco Soup for dinner and it turned out so well, even the boys enjoyed it. Dinner was such a success that I am thinking of serving tortilla chips any time we have soup, just so the kids will give it a try. Nathan had seconds!!

Pronto Taco Soup
1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1-1/2 cups picante sauce - I could not find this in the store so I used salsa instead
1 cup uncooked spiral or small shell pasta
1 medium green pepper, chopped
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
Shredded cheddar cheese and tortilla chips

In a large saucepan, cook the beef, onion and garlic until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the broth, tomatoes, picante sauce, pasta, green pepper, chili powder and parsley. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until pasta is tender. Garnish with cheese and tortilla chips. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts)

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  1. That does look worthy of seconds. I have trouble sometimes when I use noodles in my soup that the whole soup tastes like noodles. Is the trick to add them uncooked and not let them simmer too long??

  2. I think so because the pasta went well and didn't over power. This soup is pretty spicey, with the chili powder, which makes the pasta behave too I am sure. ;)

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    This soup sounds great! I have a taco soup recipe that I really enjoy that I'll have to pass along one of these Saturdays.