A southwestern style soup with a light chili flavor that tastes just like a taco but with none of the heat. Very mild and very tasty. Just add hamburger, tomato sauce, and water.
Bring 3-4 quarts of water to a boil in large stock pot (3 quarts for thick soup, more for thinner soup). In meantime, brown 1 lb. ground beef in skillet, drain fat. Stir soup mix packet into drained beef and mix well. Add beef mixture to boiling water along with one 15 oz. can tomato sauce. Simmer for approximately 15-20 minutes longer until rice is done.
Ladle into soup bowls, garnish with shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese. Serve with your favorite cornbread, crackers or tortilla chips. Yields 14 cups.
Long Grain Rice [enriched with iron (ferric orthophosphate), niacin, thiamin (thiamin
mononitrate), and folic acid], Pinto Bean Powder [pinto beans and sunflower lecithin(processing aid)], Pinto
Beans* (pinto bean and salt), Red Beans*, Onion*, Salt, Tomato*, Chili Powder [chili pepper, spices, salt,
garlic*, silicon dioxide (anti-caking agent), and ethoxyquin (antioxidant)], Maltodextrin, Beef Base [hydrolyzed
vegetable protein (hydrolyzed soy protein, safflower oil, caramel color, and sunflower oil (anti-dusting agent)),
salt, dextrose, beef fat powder (rendered beef fat, corn syrup solids, sodium caseinate, mono and diglycerides,
BHT and citric acid (added to improve stability), with less than 2% silicon dioxide (anti-caking agent) as a
processing aid), maltodextrin, calcium silicate (anti-caking agent), caramel color, natural flavor (soy sauce
(water, soybeans, wheat, salt), yeast extract, and natural flavor), citric acid, spice, disodium inosinate and
disodium guanylate, and natural flavor], Buttermilk Powder, Dry Whey, Modified Food Starch, Spices, Garlic*,
Citric Acid, Silicon Dioxide (anti-caking agent), Xanthan Gum, and Spice and Coloring.
Soy, Wheat, and Milk; Sulfites <10ppm