Wednesday, May 1, 2013

THRIVEalized Taco Soup

THRIVEalized Taco Soup

I got the original recipe from my friend, Rachel Mano, for Rachel's Taco Soup.  Since she created her recipe, THRIVE has brought out other ingredients that enabled me to THRIVEalize it more.  So here is my THRIVEalized version of Rachel's Taco Soup.  I can throw it together in less than 5 minutes - SO EASY and SO TASTY.  I've made it in my crock pot so I don't have to attend it but it could be made on the stove bringing it to a boil and simmering it for 10-15 minutes.

3/4 cup THRIVE FD Sausage Crumbles
3/4 cup THRIVE FD Ground Beef
1/4 cup THRIVE Red/Green Peppers
1/2 cup THRIVE FD Onions
1/4 cup THRIVE FD Green Chili Peppers
2 cups THRIVE FD Tomato Dices
1 cup THRIVE FD Sweet Corn
1/2 cup THRIVE Instant Red Beans
1/2 cup THRIVE Instant Black Beans
3 Tablespoons THRIVE Tomato Powder
2 Tablespoons Taco Seasoning (see below)
5 cups water (you can add more at the end if you want it a little juicier)

Easiest Directions: - Mix everything together.  Bring to a boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes - or put in a crock pot - low for 2 hours or high for about 1 hour.

Garnish with THRIVE FD Green Onions and/or THRIVE FD Cheddar Cheese

Variations on directions:  Saute the Sausage Crumbles & Ground Beef in a little Olive Oil to "crisp" them up before combining with other ingredients.

Vegetarian version - just leave out the meat and you can increase the beans :O)

To make a Creamy Taco Soup add to the above recipe:

2/3 cup THRIVE Sour Cream Powder
2/3 cup THRIVE Cheese Blend Powder

Mix the Sour Cream Powder, Cheese Blend Powder & Tomato Powder with the water first and whisk until mixed in.  Then all the other ingredients and follow the directions above.

I like to make my own Taco Seasoning

1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
1 teaspoon Cumin
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1/2 teaspoon THRIVE Oregano
1/2 teaspoon THRIVE Chef's Choice (or Garlic Salt)
1/2 teaspoon THRIVE Peppercorn Blend


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