Taco Soup (Gluten Free With Paleo & Whole30 Options)

Well, we’re finally back from our ski vacation and we’re trying to get back into the swing of things. It was cold when we got home and I was tired, so I just ran to the store and got the ingredients for this simple taco soup recipe last night.

I’ve never made taco soup because all the recipe’s I’ve found for taco soup call for a packet of taco seasoning and a packet of dry ranch dressing mix. The taco seasoning packet is no problem to replace but the ranch dressing packet is more complicated. Then, I came across a taco soup recipe from Gluten Free Homemaker and she just left out the ranch dressing mix without trying to replace any of the ingredients. That inspired me to make my own version of taco soup and it turned out great! I can tell this will be making a regular appearance at our dinner table 🙂

Taco Soup
  • 1 lb. ground beef or turkey
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • ½ green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp coconut palm sugar or honey (omit for whole30)
  • 1 C water
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 C frozen corn or 1 can of corn (omit for Paleo and whole30)
  • 1 can pinto or kidney beans (omit for Paleo and whole30)
  • 2 14.5 oz. cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 can jalapeño salsa or 4 oz. can green chilies
Optional Toppings:
  • Tofutti American cheese
  • corn chips
  1. Chop up the onion and green bell pepper.
  2. Heat the olive oil or coconut oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and bell pepper. Cook until peppers are soft and onions are translucent.
  3. Add the beef and brown, breaking apart with a wooded spoon. Once browned, drain off fat.
  4. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking. Bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat, cover and simmer at least 30 minutes. Viola! Dinner in a snap.


Posted February 22, 2011 by Cassidy in Whats For Dinner? / 3 Comments


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3 responses to “Taco Soup (Gluten Free With Paleo & Whole30 Options)

  1. It looks delicious! I need to see my babies!I may call tomorrow after school. Doesn’t the health food store have a casein free sour cream? Would that work in place of the ranch dressing mix? I don’t know, though. You are the chef.

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