Cheesy Beef Taco Soup

Taco beef soup topped with sour cream, avocado, and greens
This Taco Soup is one of my favorite soups these days. Quick and easy to make and so delicious. I usually make a full pot and leave the extra for lunch the next day. What also makes this soup so good is all the “fixings” I have with it. Avocado, shredded cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips. Yum, this soup is so good, it warms your heart!!
20 minutes 40 minutes 60 minutes
YIELD: 4-6 Servings
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb lean ground meat
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano (optional)
  • 1 tsp chili powder — if you want it hotter, use more chili powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • large (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 32 oz heavy cream — you can substitute this with coconut milk/cream
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced

For fixings

  • Shredded cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Diced avocado
  • Tortilla chips
How to Make It
  1. Heat a large heavy pot to medium high
  2. Add oil, onions and garlic and cook until onion is translucent, 5-6 minutes
  3. Combine the spices and add together with the onion mix
  4. Add the ground meat and cook for 4-5 minutes
  5. Add in the cream cheese and blend it all together
  6. Add the diced tomatoes and cream and bring up to a boil
  7. Lower the heat and let simmer for 15-20 minutes, add the bell pepper and let simmer for another 5 minutes
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste, and if the soup is too thick you can add water for the desired consistency
  9. Once in the soup bowl, add your favorite “fixings” to complete this soup