Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Vegetarian Taco Soup

I originally got this soup recipe from Bridget of Tales of Me and the Husband (one of my favorite blogs for years now), but I had to adapt it to my vegetarian needs. Let me tell you guys, this recipe is a favorite around here. When Scott walks in the door and smells that delicious taco smell of hot peppers, smoked paprika and simmering vegetables he tells me immediately "My day just got better". It makes my day better, too because it is an easy healthy meal I can prepare in around 15 minutes (yep!) and leave in the crock pot to cook while I surf, write, return emails and hop around town wrangling kids. I've included both canned and fresh options for some of the ingredients. The version I make depends on how much time I have.

Ingredients
2 cups diced red onions (or whatever you have)
1 can pinto beans, drained
1 can black beans, drained
1 can corn OR 2 ears "shaved" cooked corn off the cob
1 can Mexican style stewed tomatoes 
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can diced green chilis OR 1/2-2/3 cup of fresh green chilis chopped small
1 can black olives, sliced 
1 package taco seasoning mix (MSG free, low sodium is best)
3 cups of vegetable broth (sometimes I add more if I want it to be more "soupy" than "stewy" )

Instructions:
Add all of the ingredients to a slow cooker and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or simmer over low heat for 1 hour in a pot on the stove.

This recipe is great because you can pretty much eat it year round (at least we do). 
Add toppings such as cilantro, avocados, cheese and sour cream to your liking. 
Enjoy!

14 comments:

  1. oh gosh this looks amazing! i love anything involving tacos. i'm not a vegetarian, but i was for over three years so i still love eating vegetarian foods. i need to try this! xo

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  2. How cute that this dish elicits a "my day just got better" from Scott! It looks so yummy and so glad you shared the recipe on the blog.

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  3. Well, now I'm ready for lunch. It's only 9:58 a.m. Thanks for that.

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  4. Yum! How easy, thanks...now I know what to have for dinner and it's only 8 am!

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  5. Wow! I'm always looking for great vegetarian recipes, and this one looks amazing! ANd I just love Mexican food. Can't find enough of it here in SA.

    Great blog!

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  6. Wow! I'm always looking for great vegetarian recipes, and this one looks amazing! ANd I just love Mexican food. Can't find enough of it here in SA.

    Great blog!

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  7. YUM! Been waiting for you to post this since I saw your picture :-) Can't wait to try it!!

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  8. This looks delicious. I can't wait to try it. :D

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  9. yum this looks so good!!! cant wait to try it! xox

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  10. This is perfect!!! Thanks for sharing. I don't know if my husband or myself could go full on vegetarian BUT, I like adding in meatless meals through the week and this one will be a winner for sure!

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  11. This looks divine. And it looks like it's gluten free. I'm totally making making this in my crockpot!

    xoxo,

    Jules of Canines & Couture
    www.caninesandcouture.com
    https://www.facebook.com/CaninesCouture

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  12. Question: what are Mexican style tomatoes?

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