April 14, 2024

7 Can Taco Soup ready to eat. Nana’s Kitchen photo.

Nana’s Kitchen: 7 Can Taco Soup

Greetings, home cooks, welcome to Nana’s Kitchen,

Well I apparently have been in living in a cave. I just heard about 7 can soup from friends, then looked it up on the internet. There are all kinds of versions out there. I have no idea where it originated from but the idea of putting together a meal all from cans sounded fun. This is a filling meal. 

I chose the taco soup to try the flavor. I was not disappointed. It is spicy so for those wanting some kick, this is it. It goes well with Frito corn chips (my favorite). This recipe is gluten free as well. 

You may have most of what is needed for this soup already in your cupboards. Serves 4 to 6 easily.

7 Can Taco Soup

1 can chicken broth 14.5 ounce
1 can diced tomatoes 15 oz
1 canned chicken breast 12.5 ounce
1 can Rotel 10 ounce
1 can corn 11 ounce or 15 ounce
1 can black beans 15 ounce or kidney beans
1 can pinto beans 15 ounce
1 packet taco seasoning 
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder 
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Empty all cans in soup pot. Add spices. 
Bring to a boil and and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes.
Serve with toppings such as corn chips, sour cream, grated cheese, cilantro, diced jalapeños, diced onions, black olives, lime wedge, pita chips or anything else you like.

Do not add salt or pepper it is not needed.
Because there is so much salt in canned foods I drained and rinsed the kidney beans used.
Poured some of the liquid from the corn off, as well.
Use any brands, types of beans, corn, and combinations you like or have on hand. 
Some recipes add canned chili without beans.
Instead of chicken add some cooked ground beef. Have a little roast beef left over? Chop it up and throw it in.
I added some dehydrated onions that needed used.
It is spicy, so I am not sure how children would like it. Some sour cream and cheese can tone down the spicy a little.
I read recipes that added some Velveeta cheese at the end of cooking. There are so many interpretations of this canned soup out there. 
This is going into the meal rotation especially during the winter. 
Can be placed in the slow cooker for 4 hours on low.

Have a blessed Sunday.