High Heels & Grills: 8 Can Taco Soup

Thursday, September 6, 2012

8 Can Taco Soup

I have to admit that when I first read the recipe for this, along with the title, I literally laughed out loud. All by myself in my kitchen. {Because I'm cool like that.} How stinking clever is this? You add 8 different cans of stuff together and you get one insanely delicious soup. That's genius! I definitely can't take credit for it though. My sister-in-law, Jodi, was the person who gave me this recipe and it has quickly become a favorite for both Zachary and I!


I have a different recipe for taco soup that I've loved making for a while now, but it is seriously nothing compared to this. And my old recipe is twice as much work too! Weird. At less than 300 calories per cup, this stuff is awesome. You wouldn't think a cup would be very much, but I can barely finish it. It's so good! {Be sure to check out another awesome 8 Can Taco Soup recipe from Big Red Clifford!}

Ingredients:
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz.) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 (15.25 oz.) can sweet corn, drained
  • 1 (12.5 oz.) can white chicken breast, drained
  • 1 (10.75 oz.) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (10 oz.) can green enchilada sauce
  • 1 (14 oz.) can chicken broth
  • 1 packet taco seasoning

Directions:
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large pot.
  2. Heat until warm, stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve with tortilla chips.

I have a feeling I'm going to be making this soup a lot when the winter months roll in. Not only does it warm my body, but it warms my soul! ;) Enjoy.

-Sarah

Linking up here.

115 comments:

  1. Love the flavors and love how super easy this is!

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  2. I've been making virtually the same recipe for years, just with a ranch dressing packet instead of taco seasoning, and love it! It's so easy, I seriously think we ate it every week while my kids were newborns.

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  3. YUM YUM YUM!!! I'm gonna have to try this!!

    ~Jen @ Yummy-Healthy-Easy

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  4. This is genius! Easy to remember and no work at all. My kind of cooking :)

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  5. I must try this! Sounds so simple and delicious. Have you ever made it in a crockpot before? Thanks for sharing!!

    Julie from Stlavonlady – Scatterbrained In St. Louis

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    1. I just made this in the crock pot and it turned out great! I put it on low and checked on it after about 3 hours and it was perfect for me. The beans were REALLY tender. If you like them a little more firm, decrease the time. It was great.

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    2. We had this last night for dinner and it's a new family favorite. Fast, tasty, cheap and leftovers enough for lunch. Can't ask for much more than that.

      Dave LeBlanc
      www.skinnydaveproject.com

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    3. I have been making this for years as well. So tasty! I have played around with modifacations such as I add low-fat refried beans and often dump half or a whole jar of salsa in for more flavor. Then serve with sprinkled mexican cheese on top and sour cream with tortilla chips on the side to dip/scoop or crunch in :)

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  6. It looks so easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back and vote on Sunday!

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  7. This sounds really yummy!!!!! However, my kids are allergic to dairy so we couldn't use the cream of chicken soup... Do you think it would taste okay without it, or, do you know of any substitutions that don't contain dairy? Thanks!!! I'd love to try it!

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    1. Hey Emily! I'm sure it would taste fine without it, it probably just won't be as creamy. Here is a website that gives you a dairy-free recipe for cream of chicken soup: http://cassidys.hubpages.com/hub/Condensed-Cream-of-Chicken-Soup-Substitute. OR {this might sound weird} I would try adding a little flour. I've never done it with this recipe before, but I know that in other soups, flour does a good job at thickening it up for me. Let me know how it turns out for ya!!

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    2. Emily- When I make it I use a can of refried beans instead of the c-o-c soup (gluten/dairy issues in this family)it gives it the same consistency and it's just as delicious!

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    3. Emily- I have made this a ton of times & never used c-o-c soup. I do use a can of refried beans and it gives the same consistency & is just as tasty!

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    4. Cornstarch works as a thickening agent as well. It actually thickens better than flour. Plus it doesn't leave a flour taste.

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    5. Cornstarch works as a thickening agent as well. Also it doesn't have a taste. With flour, if it isn't cooked will leave a bland taste.

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    6. You could tear up corn tortilla's into it to thicken it up also...that is how I thicken up my enchilada soup!

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    7. You could use torn up corn tortillas... I use them to thicken up my enchilada soup!

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    8. You could tear up corn tortilla's into it to thicken it up also...that is how I thicken up my enchilada soup!

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    9. brilliant!!!!!!!!!!! loved it... tortilla idea is a good idea too...thanks

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    10. brilliant... loved it the tortilla's a great idea too !!! thanks...

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    11. Does anyone know how many people this serves?

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    12. Does anyone know how many people this serves?

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    13. Easily serves 8. I only make it when we will have company to help eat it.

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    14. I don't eat dairy so I used a can iof coconut milk, tasted great!

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  8. Found you on Life with the Hawleys link up party! This sounds sooooo good. I have been looking for some easy soups to make this fall/winter! THANKS! Check out my blog too! http://designerinteal.blogspot.com

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  9. Hi Sarah,
    I am always drawn to your recipe. This looks really good. It is starting to cool off in Colorado, so now I can start making soup.
    Debi @ Adorned from Above

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  10. Your Mexican food related post just earned you a new follower! We make it like, 3 times a week in this house!

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  11. Ingredients that don't need to be kept cool make this a great camping recipe too!

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  12. This may be a silly question, but are you supposed to drain and or rinse the beans? What about the corn? I bought everything to make this tonight! Hope it turns out right!

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  13. This may be a silly question, but are you supposed to drain and/or rinse the beans? What about the corn? I bought all the ingredients to make this tonight! Hope it turns out alright! Looks delicious!

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    1. Thank you so much for this question Caitlin! I meant to put this in my recipe because I had the same question, but yes. Drain and rinse the beans and also drain the corn. I'll go edit my recipe in just a little bit! Thanks again for bringing this up. :)

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  14. That is easy!! Lots of leftovers! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

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  15. Hi, I'm visiting via the Etcetorize link up.
    This looks so delicious, and I love that it's so easy to make!
    Rhiannon at Being Mom{me}

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  16. I can't wait to make this! You had me at can. I love easy, yummy recipes I can whip up. I'll need to warm up my wrist to open up all the cans! Thanks for the great share, I just pinned it! Btw - I saw your share at Brassy Apple's Link Party...Cheers!

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  17. Yum! This is going on next week's menu! I LOVE easy meals and this one doesn't look like it could be any easier!

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  18. What would be your suggestions to convert this to vegetarian?

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    1. I would say, skip the chicken, use cream of mushroom (if you are not vegan), and either veggie broth or just plain water if it's needed....

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  19. How easy is that?! The ingredients are being added to our grocery shopping list!! Thank you! -Marci

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  20. YUM! And so simple too!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  21. This looks ridiculously easy and delicious. Will try it once the weather starts to cool. :)

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  22. Pinned it- love for you to link this up to Wonderful Food Wednesday tomorrow at http://www.athometake2.com. I'm just starting to Meal Plan and this is going on my list! Yum. Thanks for the idea.

    Jessica @ At Home Take 2
    http://www.athometake2.com

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  23. my favorite meal!!with smashed up tortilla chips!

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  24. Thanks so much for sharing this at the Weekend Wonders link party! Hope to see you back on Thursday Have a great day :)

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  25. This looks amazing! I am looking for warm tasty fall recipies since it is cool out today!

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  26. I make this same soup, but also add a package of ranch dressing. I keep shredded beef and shredded chicken in the freezer. You could also add meatballs.

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  27. how long to you cook for?
    hour simmering?

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    1. Hey Amelia, I just heated it until it was warm. Everything is already cooked, so all you're doing it making it warm enough to eat! :)

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  28. Added this to this week's list of features on Motivated Monday at BeColorful and I will be adding it to my recipe box as well. Thanks for sharing.
    pr

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  29. I make this using ground beef. you can also kick it up a notch by using rotel tomatoes instead of just plain tomatoes.

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  30. Sounds delicious! I'm ready for some fall recipes! Great post!

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  31. Quick and Easy...my type of dinner. :) Thanks so much for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday....You've been featured! Stop by this week and grab an "I was featured" button. Hope to see you again!
    Michelle
    www.thrifty101.blogspot.com

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  32. This sounds amazing. I will have to tweak it bc I don't have a few items. But I'm sure it will still be great

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  33. In the UK I can't buy green enchilada sauce. Any ideas what I can use as a substitute?

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    1. I would just leave the sauce out. I've done it without before and it still tasted awesome!

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  34. This makes a lot of soup. Could some of it be frozen after the ingredients are combined, before it has been heated?

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    1. Yes, it could definitely be frozen. I hope you like it!

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  35. Any substitutions for the green enchilada sauce??

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    1. Honestly, if you don't like the enchilada sauce, I would just leave it out. I've done it without it before because I forgot to buy the sauce and it still tasted fabulous!! :)

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  36. I substituted a couple things and it turned out great! Vegetable broth in place of chicken broth, cream of onion soup instead of cream of chicken, and then added cooked salad shrimp. It was delicious!

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  37. Sorry if I missed this in the comments, but how many servings does this make?

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  38. Made this tonight and it was a keeper for sure! Thinking it may be even better left over. Also doing weight watchers and it came out to only 5 pts plus for a cup which is awesome for a whole meal!

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  39. This is a keeper for sure! I think it may taste even better left over. Also doing weight watchers and it is only 5 pts + which is awesome for a whole meal!

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  40. Found this on Pinterest and made it tonight and it was so delicious and easy! Yummy! Thank you!

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  41. Not a fan of black beans could kidney beans be substituted?

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  42. Does the enchilada sauce make it spicy/hot?

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  43. Does the enchilada sauce make it spicy/hot?

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  44. How many servings does this recipe yield?

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  45. How many servings does this recipe yield?

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  46. i just made this soup, IT IS RIDICULOUS!!! I made my own taco seasoning and added a spoonful of my hot pepper relish, topped with shredded cheese, sour cream and a slice of avacado! OMG so good and very filling!

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  48. I'm making this tonight, it looks REALLY good!!

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  49. So easy and inexpensive. I forgot the taco seasoning mix at the grocery store so just added some papkria and cayenne, but first I sauteed chopped onion and minced garlic then added a can of refried beans, black beans, corn and petite tomatoes. Then used equal parts chicken stock and chicken broth-did not use the cream of chicken, then added the can of chicken breast. I let it simmer on the stove for a good three hours. Served with sour cream, shredded cheese, chopped peppers, and corn bread muffins. Will def. make again. Thanks for the recipe!

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  50. I am in love with this recipe...I found it on Pinterest and I've made it about 5 times in the past month because it is so delicious! I'm personally not a huge fan of canned chicken so I just cut up one large raw chicken breast into bite-size pieces and cook it in the pot with some non-stick spray before I add the rest of the ingredients. It makes a really big pot of soup (somewhere around 2.5 quarts - or 10 cups - if the measurement in my pot is accurate).

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  51. love this recipe!!! Have to adapt it a little but sounds great! New follower by email and gfc. I would love it if you would peek at my blog one time :-) http://milkymoles.blogspot.co.uk/
    Rose xxx

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  52. I made this last night and it was a total hit! My picky family not only loved it but asked for 2nds and 3rds!

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  53. Made this tonight, really easy and really good!

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  54. Found this on Pinterest! We're having this tonight. I threw it all in the crock pot and have it on "warm". A couple of hours before dinner, I'll turn it to "high" to heat through. I tasted it cold and it was delish, so I can only imagine how good it will be served hot with sour cream and cheese. I'm also making corn bread to go with it. Minus the corn bread, the entire meal cost me about $8... not bad to feed a family of four. Thanks for a great, easy meal that is delicious!!

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  55. A similar recipe from WW years ago was only 1 point for 1 cup. I realize they changed to a *new* point system so not sure what it would be now. We used a total of 3 cans of beans (kidney, white, pinto, black or whatever you like);1 can of whole kernel corn; 1 large can of diced tomatoes (28 oz); taco seasoning pack and a ranch drsg seasoning pack. That's it. No soup, no chicken, no broth. Keeps the calories down but those additions sound so good, I might have to change up my tried and true WW recipe. Thanks for the recipe. BTW we never rinsed, just dumped everything in. Since I have developed high blood pressure, I use the organic, no salt beans and corn.

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  56. I wasn't able to find green enchilada sauce at my local grocery store, however I used the red kind and it was still amazing! Thanks for this awesome recipe!

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  57. Came across this on Pintrest today. . .figured, what the heck and made this tonight for my husband. . . it was DELICIOUS!!!!! Thank you for the awesome recipe! :)

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  58. *jumpin on the bandwagon* S looked at me and said, "That's all we're having?" He was full... hehe

    http://akitchenhoor.blogspot.com/2012/12/8-can-taco-soup.html

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  59. Just made this tonight, and it's soooo yummy! I added a little reduced-fat cheddar cheese on top right before serving, but gonna do sour cream next time too! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  60. My hubs made this tonight. It was WONDERFUL! (And apparently pretty easy!) We will def be making this again, and again, and again! Thank you for sharing this!

    ~alli

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  61. wE SOMETIMES USE GROUND TURKEY IN OURS AND INSTEAD OF ENCHILADA SAUCE WE USE A JAR OF OUR FAV SALSA. mY BROTHERS LIKE USING A SLOTTED SPOON AND GETTING SOME OUT TO FASHION A BURRITO TOO..LOVE THIS

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  62. Love it! I added an 8 oz pack of cream cheese and really loved how creamy it ended up! It's delicious!

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  63. Loved it! I added 8 oz of cream cheese and it turned out very creamy and yummy!

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  64. Hi Sarah, I just found this on Pinterest and made it tonight, exactly like the recipe and it was AMAZING!!! Even my son said he liked it, which I made him repeat three times because I just couldn't believe it. The entire family loved it, even my husband, so it's definitely a "keeper" recipe!!! Thank you!

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  65. Just made this tonight with some improvisations.
    Did not add the cream of chicken or chicken breast
    Did add: diced green peppers, sweet peppers, hot green chilis, garlic, and cilantro.
    Makes a ton of soup! Which is awesome. I plan on freezing it and eating it over the next few months (being a singleton, stuff like this lasts a while!)
    Thanks for the awesome recipe!

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  66. Plan to make this tomorrow. With sour cream, cheddar, green onions and cilantro for toppings.

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  67. I saw this on Pinterest and made it last night. So quick n easy, delicious, and VERY filling! I used two cups of water and two chicken bouillon cubes instead of the broth, and threw it all in the crock pot on low for about four hours. YUM!! Will definitely make again! Thanks for sharing!

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  68. I saw this on Pinterest and made it last night. Soooo good! Quick n easy, healthy, and VERY filling! I used two cups of water and two chicken bouillon cubes instead of the broth, and threw it all in the crock pot on low for almost four hours. YUM! Will definitely make again! Thanks for sharing!

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  69. making this now! i have made it before.. its wonderful! :)

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  70. I pinned this recipe on Pinterest forever ago and never got around to making it. I have just come across it while looking for easy meals to prepare for my family (in a hotel kitchenette) when we are on vacation next week- this is going to be PERFECT for that! Thanks! :)

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  71. Making this for a quick easy "fathers day" dinner. Keeping my fingers crossed everyone likes it. If so I know what we will be living on during soccer and football season this fall!! Thanks for sharing!

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  72. This is an amazing soup, thank you for sharing it. I served ours with sour cream, tortilla chips (broken up), fresh limes, and chopped Cilantro...threw them all in the soup when served. Thanks again, REALLY AMAZING!

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  73. AMAZING recipe, thanks for sharing it. So easy and just delicious. We used Progresso Hearty Tomato Soup instead of the tomatoes called for because that's all we had in the cabinet, added 1 can of white beans (sorry we made it 9 can soup I guess), added 1 more can of chicken (because we love chicken) and served it with chopped Cilantro, broken up store bought Tortilla chips, lime wedges and sour cream....YUMMY!

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    1. Ooo your way sounds tasty too! I'm so glad you like it! It's definitely one of my very favorite recipes for how easy and yummy it is!

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  74. This is absolutely delicious! It's quick and easy, and was a big hit with all my family. The only thing I will do differently next time is DOUBLE the recipe! LOL

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  75. This is a great soup! My husband loves it! I will never let him know how easy it is though! Thanks!
    godslittlegrace.blogspot.com

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  76. I just made a pot of this. So simple and so tasty!

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  77. So so GOOD! I made this except instead of canned chicken I cooked some diced chicken thighs in the frying pan with a bit of taco seasoning and red pepper flakes. So 7 can and chicken taco soup for me!! Love this stuff sooo much!!

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  78. I enjoyed the flavors of this soup, but found it VERY salty. I added it all up (because I'm doing MyFitnessPal and wanted to log it properly) and each serving has 2,082 mg of sodium per serving (suggested amount per day is 2500 mg or less) ... and I used low sodium taco mix! If I make it again, I will use lower sodium everything. Just wanted to give people a heads up in case sodium is something they watch.

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  79. Just wanted to tell you this has become one of my "go-to" recipes! I even passed it down to my newlywed sister-in-law!

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  80. Made this soup for the first time today thinking it would be good to have on hand with an impending "snow/ice storm" coming this weekend. IT WAS AWESOME. I am not a lover of spice (but hubby and 1 kiddo are). I could it the soup and loved it...they went bonkers for it (and of course could add hot sauce to their hearts content). So so so good. My original plan was to have enough for lunch leftover for tomorrow...but I can already tell it will be gone by the end of the night today...it's THAT good!

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  81. EXCELLENT!!! Made with ground bef instead of canned chicken and Rotel instead of plain tomatoes! Added cheese and crushed totrilla chips and EVERYONE asked for seconds! This will be a new family staple in our home! I do wnat to try with chicken, but will go with a shredded rotisserie chicken instead of canned for better flavor. YUM!

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  82. Any ideas on calories per serving?

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  83. Any idea on calories per serving?

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  84. Hi, I just wanted to tell you I loaded this up on my weightwatchers recipe point tracker and the points for this are 7pts. Thanks for the recipe!

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  85. Another great substitution is to add a can of garbanzos instead of pintos. Pintos add richness but they are smooshier, we like the added texture of the garbanzos.

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