paleo taco soup with tortilla chips and a lime wedge

Paleo Taco Soup | Whole30 | Healthy Winter Soup Recipe


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I’ve never met a taco I didn’t like. Even in soup form.

This is the best healthy, hearty winter soup. It’s a delicious, wholesome soup with ground beef and all the beloved taco spices. And, as with most of my soup recipes, I include a decent amount of vegetables.

This is such an easy weeknight soup to throw together with a few simple ingredients and great flavor.

It’s paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, whole30, and FUSS-FREE!

No beans?

Since this recipe is paleo, it doesn’t include beans, like a typical “taco soup” contains. I make up for that by adding more volume using a chopped bell pepper, chopped kale, and a little over a pound of ground beef. This is great for those following the paleo diet or anyone whose tummy doesn’t handle beans well. (raised hand!)

On the flip side, if you aren’t strictly paleo, absolutely feel free to add a can of rinsed beans (black or pinto) to this soup! A can of rinsed corn would be fantastic as well. I love it both with and without the beans/corn!

What can I top my taco soup with?

I am such a toppings girl. I love a flavorful soup layered with crunchy toppings to pack a punch and depth of flavor!

Paleo choices

  • chopped cilantro
  • sliced radishes
  • chopped jalapenos (I loved pickled jalapenos!)
  • green onion
  • chopped red onions
  • sliced avocado
  • paleo-approved tortilla chips (I love love Siete brand!)

If not paleo:

  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • a scoop of plain greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • corn tortilla chips

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paleo taco soup with tortilla chips and a lime wedge

Paleo Taco Soup

Sarah
A hearty, taco inspired soup with ground beef that is paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Simmering (hands off) 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil
  • 1 1/4 pounds ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 medium diced yellow onion
  • 4 cloves finely diced garlic or garlic pressed
  • 1 large ( 1 1/2 cups, chopped) chopped bell pepper any color you like works!
  • 1 small jalepeno seeded optional
  • 1 can (4 ounce) medium green chilis
  • 1 can (28 ounce) tomatoes I love the San Marzano, whole peeled variety!
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 lime, juiced 1 tablespoon
  • 1 teaspoon (plus pinches throughout) sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups chopped kale

Instructions
 

  • Heat avocado oil in a large soup pot or dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add ground beef to pot, add and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Break apart the meat with a wooden spoon until browned. Remove the meat and put on a paper towel lined plate, reserving the oil in the pot.
  • Saute the onion and bell pepper in the pot in the reserved oil. Give it a small pinch of salt. Saute for about 12 minutes, until the onion and bell pepper are slightly browned.
  • Add the jalepeno (optional) and garlic, saute for about a minute. Add the tomato paste and spices (chili powder, cumin, and oregano, pepper and full teaspoon of salt.) Stir to combine for about a minute. Add back in the ground beef.
  • Add in the green chilis, canned tomatoes and chicken broth. Stir everything until combined. Allow to simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
  • Taste and adjust spices and salt according to preference. Add the chopped kale and lime juice. Serve with optional toppings listed above! ENJOY!
Keyword easy, fall, soup, winter

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