Easy Budget Taco Soup Recipe

Tight Budget Taco Soup

I should probably preface this post by saying that my cooking usually tastes better than it looks. This recipe is so simple and uses very few ingredients, so it’s very cheap to make.

Makes 4 servings at 20p a serving using value range ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tsp oil
  • Taco seasoning (see below)
  • 1 cup of sweet corn (frozen)
  • 1 cup of kidney beans
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 500ml beef stock
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • Sprinkle of grated cheese
  • Dollop of sour cream/Greek yogurt

Taco Seasoning Ingredients

  • 1tsp hot chilli powder (makes medium heat)
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

I usually make my own taco seasoning because I already have all of the spices and it is so easy. If you don’t you can just buy a packet of taco seasoning.

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Mix the herbs and spices well in a bowl.

Fry onion and garlic in the oil until softened. Add the seasoning and fry for a further minute. Add the corn (you can add it frozen) and fry until defrosted. Add kidney beans and the tin of tomatoes. Then add the beef stock and sugar to sweeten the tomatoes and simmer until it has thickened.

Serve topped with grated cheddar and sour cream.

Before the taco seasoning even touched the pot my daughter announced “I don’t like spicy.” I guess she’s going to have to like it.

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