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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Cheesy Tex-Mex Soup with Quesadilla Croutons


     This time of year I love soups and spice.  Either can take you from cold and sad to warm and cozy in a flash, so why not have a little of both?   This soup will tickle your taste buds and warm you from the inside out.  The quesadillas on top make it a little extra special.  As we all know, Matt is not a fan of soup for dinner.  However, it seems that if you top it with quesadillas, cheese and sour cream he doesn't complain to much!



Cheesy Tex-Mex Soup with Quesadilla Croutons

Ingredients:

1 lb ground beef
1 onion, diced
1 packet taco seasoning
2 cups chicken broth
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
1 15 oz can black beans
1 16 oz jar salsa
3 cups water
2 cups frozen corn
1 lb Velveeta, cubed

Tortillas, cheese and oil for quesadillas

Additional optional toppings: sour cream, cheese, green onions


  1. In a large soup pot, brown ground beef and onion.  Drain any excess grease.
  2. Stir in taco seasoning.
  3. Add chicken broth, tomato sauce, black beans, salsa, water and corn.  Bring to a boil, then drop to a simmer until almost ready to serve.  (It is best if you can let it simmer  and concentrate for a bit, but you can skip straight to the cheese and serving if necessary.)
  4. Stir in Velveeta until melted, stirring frequently.
  5. Cook a couple of quesadillas (I cooked them a little crunchier than I normally would) and cut into small squares.  Sprinkle over soup when serving. 

27 comments:

  1. I love your quesadilla croutons! Great idea!
    Jenna

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    1. Thank you! The were perfect with the Tex-Mex flavors of the soup and made it feel a little extra special!

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  2. Carlee, we have such similar tastes. This sounds so delicious, and I love your idea of using the quesadilla for croutons!

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    1. It made the soup a lot of fun! We do seem to like a lot of the same flavors!

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  3. what size can of tomato sauce did you use? Thanks

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    1. Sorry about that, I used a 15 oz can.

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  4. Usually I'm not a soup person, but lately I've really been craving it. This sounds amazing. Love that it has Velveeta in it. And I'm sure it's pretty darn tasty with the quesadilla croutons!

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    1. Thank you! I love soup, but my husband is not a soup person so we don't have it often. Enough cheese and he is game too, though!

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  5. We love soup at our house. My kids can finish off an entire pot in one night. I'll have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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    1. I hope they love this! My little guy thought the quesadillas on top were fun. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. This sounds amazing! I've been after a few more soup recipes, and this hits all of the things we are looking for in a soup recipe! Woo, can't wait to try this! :D

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    1. It's a pleaser, that's for sure. I hope you enjoy it!

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  7. I love soup!! This looks delicious. Would love to have you come and share at our party - What's for Dinner

    http://www.lazygastronome.com/whats-for-dinner-sunday-link-up-27/

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  8. This soup looks good and easy to make.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

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    1. It was tasty and definitely easy! Thanks so much for hosting, Julie.

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  9. Love this creative idea...thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck!!

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    1. Thank you! The quesadillas were a fun topping for our soup. I just love your potluck, thanks for hosting!

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  10. I'm loving this creative idea - especially the quesadilla croutons! So fun! :)

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    1. They really made it for me too. I love how something so simple makes the soup so much more fun!

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  11. I've never had Tex Mex soup but this looks really good! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us at Share The Wealth Sunday!
    xoxo
    Lisa

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    1. It is full of flavor and we really enjoy soups like this! Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Carlee this soups sounds as good as it looks . Thanks as always for sharing on #overthemoon

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! We really enjoyed it. I hope you are having a fabulous week!

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  13. Deliciousness...that's what this sounds like!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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