I've never had a taco soup before, but seeing as we're having a horrible winter with negative temperatures, I just needed something to warm me up!
This recipe was perfect for that and I loved how hearty it was.
I ate this right up and quickly got another bowl full!
Here's the recipe.
1 lb lean ground beef
2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons flour
2-1/2 cups milk, divided
salt & pepper
1 cup freshly shredded cheddar cheese, plus more for topping
1 package taco seasoning
10oz can Rotel, undrained
15oz can black beans, drained & rinsed
Crushed tortilla chips
Brown ground beef in a large soup pot over medium-high heat, seasoning with salt and pepper, until no longer pink. Drain and return to pot.
Meanwhile, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat then whisk in flour and cook for one minute.
Slowly whisk in 1 cup milk, season with salt and pepper, then switch to a wooden spoon and stir mixture until thickened, about 3-4 minutes.
Remove from heat then stir in shredded cheese until smooth. Set aside.
Add taco seasoning, rotel, black beans, cheese sauce, and remaining 1-1/2 cups milk into cooked ground beef then stir well to combine.
Bring to a heavy simmer then turn heat down to medium and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve with crushed tortilla chips and more shredded cheese, if desired.
Recipe Source: Iowa Girl Eats