Taco Soup...Vegetarian Style

November 17, 2008

Remember this recipe for Toby's Taco Soup? It's pretty darn good, but Vegetarians don't need to miss out. Here's a version for you Herbivores too. My Sister-In-Law, Michelle, will be thrilled!

Vegetarian Taco Soup

1/2 c. chopped onion
2 can pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
2 cans black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 qt. tomato juice
1 pkg. taco seasoning

optional additions
2 c. frozen corn
1 can diced tomatoes

- In a large pot saute onions.
- add 2 cans black and 1 can pinto beans.

- take remaining can of pinto beans and use a fork to smash the beans into a think paste. Add to pot. *

- add taco seasoning packet. Stir to coat beans.
- Dump in remaining ingredients.
- Bring to boil. Leave at hard boil for 30 minutes, uncovered.
- salt and pepper to taste.
- to serve top with shredded cheddar cheese, black olives, sour cream, green onions and taco chips.

To Freeze
- portion out individual servings by spooning soup into ziplock disposable bowls. DO NOT COVER with lids. Place on cookie sheet and flash freeze in freezer for 4 hours. Write "Taco Soup" on lids with permanent marker adding a green sticker. Cover with lids. stack in freezer.

To Reheat
From frozen: Open one edge of lid to vent. cook in microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir. Continue cooking in two minute intervals (stirring in between) until desired temperature. Add toppings or eat plain.

*Vegetarian Tip: Ever tried to omit meat from a soup recipe and got a watery result? Adding a can of smashed beans to any soup recipe will thicken the soup base and add a meaty texture...without the meat.


Kayla November 17, 2008  

Oh I loved having Taco Soup at restaurants but always tried to fish around the meat, not an easy task. I'm so glad to see a recipe for it and with beans! We're a big bean family here so thanks!

Marie November 17, 2008  

Love this site. I just recommended it to my SIL.

BTW: your blog button doesn't work. I pasted it on my blog and it just takes me to a link that says "this blog does not exist." Any suggestions?

Aartee November 20, 2008  

Thanks for the yummy recipe I can't wait to try it out!

RAE November 21, 2008  

Recently found your site and am lovin it! Your recipes are fabulous!
I'm going to try the original recipe with the meat in it...sounds yummy!

Kris,  January 07, 2009  

Can you recommend a vegetarian taco seasoning brad? Most I have seen have beef in them.

Anonymous,  November 12, 2009  

I made this taco soup for the hubby and he ate it all up raving about it to everyone who came over thinking it was the Toby's Taco Soup... so I had to break it to him and tell him it was the vegetarian version. lol!

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