How to Make Santa Fe Soup

In the mood for soup but want something a little different? Santa Fe soup might be just what you're looking for! Slightly spicy, this hearty soup is good as a main dish, a side dish or a movie night snack. Served with tortilla chips and sour cream, some consider it almost a dip. Whatever your preference, Santa Fe soup is delicious and filling, and a fun twist on the run of the mill soup offerings. Read on to learn how to make Santa Fe soup.

Instructions

Step 1

Gather the ingredients. You will need 1 lb. ground beef or turkey, one to two packages of taco seasoning, two packages of dry ranch dressing mix, 14 to16 oz. can of diced or crushed tomatoes, 10 oz. can of Rotel tomatoes with chilies, three 15 to 16 oz. cans of any beans you choose; 2 1/2 cups water and one small package of frozen corn. You will serve the soup with shredded cheddar cheese, dollop of sour cream and tortilla chips.

Step 2

Place beef or turkey in soup pot. Drain beans and pour into pot. Add water, ranch and taco seasonings. Mix until seasonings are dissolved. Add corn; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 or more minutes.

Step 3

Serve topped with cheddar cheese and sour cream, and tortilla chips on the side.

Things You'll Need

Dutch oven or large soup pot, Can opener, Large spoon to stir, Grater, 1 lb. ground beef or turkey, cooked, drained and chopped into small pieces, One to two packages of taco seasoning, Two packages of dry ranch dressing mix, 14 to 16 oz. can of diced or crushed tomatoes, 10 oz. can of Rotel tomatoes with chilies, Three 15 to 16 oz. cans of any beans you choose, Water, Small package frozen corn, Cheddar cheese, Sour cream, Tortilla chips

About this Author

Karen Lange is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Real Authentic Women, Westchester Parent, Knowledge Quest, The Link, Homeschoolers Notebook, TopNotch Writer, Home School Enrichment, and Family Times magazines. A graduate of The Institute of Children’s Literature, Lange is also a member of the Clear Creek Writers.

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