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24 September, 2016

Giraffe’s Zesty Taco Soup

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We thought we’d spice up our dinner last night with something easy but hearty. So, we decided to cook one of our favorite soups – Giraffe’s Tangy Taco Soup.  This soup has an unbelievable taco flavor and like many of our other recipes only requires a handful of ingredients.

  • 2 Pounds of Hamburger
  • 1/2 Cup of chopped onions
  • 1 tsp. Minced Garlic
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 2 14 oz. Cans of Beef Broth
  • 2 10 oz. Cans of Rotel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies
  • 2 7 oz. Cans of Mushrooms
  • 1/2 Cup of Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1Tbsp. Cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. Chili Powder

We’ll begin by placing our hamburger in a large cooking pot and frying on medium heat until browned.

After the hamburger has browned, we’ll drain the grease into a disposable plastic container and will return the meat to the stove.  Now it’s time to add our onions and garlic and stir the mixture.

Add your Cumin and Chili Powder and then mix together.

We’ll then cut our cream cheese into little blocks and add to the mixture.  Smash the cream cheese into the hamburger and stir until the cheese is fully blended.

Pour the cans of mushrooms, Rotel Diced Tomatoes and Chilies, beef broth, and heavy whipping cream into the mixture, stir, and bring to a boil.

We boiled our soup for about 10-15 minutes, while covered, and then simmered on low to medium heat for an additional 15-30 minutes, uncovered.  We weren’t pinched for time, so we might have simmered for even longer.

 COOKING TIP:  The longer a dish is simmered, the more the flavors are enhanced.

COOKING TIP:  Simmering soups and casseroles, while uncovered, allows the liquid to evaporate and dish to slightly thicken.

Once our soup has finished cooking, we’ll remove the pot from the stove.

Now’s the time to bring our accompaniments out of the fridge to add to our succulent soup.

We like to add sour cream and shredded cheese to our dish.  The soup is somewhat spicy. Therefore, adding the sour cream seems to cool the soup, while adding richness.  And of course, we love to sprinkle our cheese over everything and the soup is no different.

There we have it!!  A spicy, hearty, and zesty low-carb alternative for any meal!

Since, we had leftover Quiche in the freezer, we decided to pour our Taco Soup over our thawed Quiche.  For some reason, the two complimented each other and were deeelicious!

Bon Appetit!

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