Saturday, January 05, 2019

Taco Chili for Souper Sunday and new goals

This is my first submission for Souper Sunday in 2019. I hope to participate most Sundays and try new soups, stews, chili, salads and sandwiches. That's a good goal for the new year and will keep me on track eating healthier.

This year I also planned to do a few Wordless Wednesday posts again (that fell to the wayside a year ago) and go back to monthly updates which focus on books, movies, camping and life.  Here is one post, it simply wraps up a month. So we will see how well I adhere to a schedule in 2019.

On to the chili with all the delicious fresh toppings I had on hand.  This is a Taco Chili that was inspired from Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook.  Lucky me, I won a copy from The Book Club Cookbook.  Thank you!


I modified the recipe to suit our taste and also for what was on hand in the fridge.  This can be made vegetarian by substituting tofu for the beef.  Or of you'd rather use chicken, go for it!  I was actually planing on chicken but we had ground beef so - a true Taco Chili it is.


Taco Chili
modified from Everyday Dorie

1 large onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 cans of Rotel tomatoes with chilies
1 1/2 cans black beans 
roughly 1 pound ground beef (or use ground chicken or tofu)
1 cup broth (I used vegetable) and add more to adjust for the amount of liquid you like
as much chili power as you like
1 package Taco seasoning mix
shredded cheddar cheese
sliced avocado
chopped fresh tomatoes
sour cream

Simple directions

I sauteed the onion and bell peppers.  Then I added the beef and drained after it cooked. Tip in the canned tomatoes and black beans, add the chili powder and taco seasoning mix.  Stir gently.
Now add broth, as much as you like per your taste.

When it's done you may top with tortilla chips (alas, we didn't have any), chopped tomato, avocado, shredded cheese and sour cream.  It's hearty and warms you up.


Sharing with:

Deb in Hawaii for Souper Sunday. (check out her Carrot Coconut Soup)
Beth Fish Reads Weekend Cooking Series
Heather's 2019 Foodies Read for January

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  1. I love taco soup so I may try it this way. Looks yummy!

  2. That's a great flavor combination for soup!

    best... mae at

  3. Can't go wrong with Dorie or with taco soup. This looks yummy.

  4. I made a version of this this week and it served us three dinners!

    I also need to get back into Wordless Wednesday!

  5. I'm going to get hold of that cookbook. Cheers

  6. Now you have me craving taco soup! ;-) It looks delicious and I want to check out the cookbook. Thanks for sharing at Souper Sundays this week.

  7. Thanks, all! That Taco soup/chili lasted a few days - it made quite a bit and we considered freezing it but it was so good that we ended up having several meals with it!

    I definitely recommend adding avocado and cheese.

  8. Taco soup is a favorite around here. Congrats on the win.

  9. Can't go wrong with tacos! Taco soup, taco chili, taco salad and tacos! I love them all!

  10. Sounds delicious and I love the toppings!


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