Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Taco Soup & Corn Cakes

Monday, January 7, 2013

Taco Soup & Corn Cakes

If there is one good thing in my mind about winter, it has to be soup. I love soup and could eat it every day! I am always on the lookout for new and flavorful soups, so when one of my husband's co-workers sent me this Taco soup recipe last week, I knew I had to make it asap! I have never even heard of Taco Soup, but the ingredients intrigued me enough to make it Sunday night, which is a day I never cook on. I decided to pair it with an old recipe I have for corn cakes, which are one of my husbands favorite sides to eat with any Mexican dish. This soup is hearty and flavorful, and it really hit the spot on a cold winter night!

recipe, mexican, corn, chili


1 lb ground beef OR ground turkey
1 large bottle V8 Hot and Spicy
2 cans white kidney beans, drained
2 cans chili beans, drained
1 can corn, drained
1 taco seasoning packet
1 ranch dressing seasoning packet


Brown beef (or turkey), and drain. Return back to pot. Place the V8, beans, corn, and seasonings all into the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Let simmer for 1 hour.

Once finished, garnish with sour cream, shredded cheese, or tortilla chips.

recipe, mexican,


1/2 c butter, softened
1/3 c masa harina
1/4 c water
1 1/2 c frozen, whole kernal corn, thawed
1/4 c cornmeal
1/3 c white sugar
2 tbs heavy whipping cream
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In medium bowl, beat butter until creamy. Add masa harina and water. Beat until blended.
Using a food processor, process corn, but leave it chunky. Stir into butter mixture.
In a separate bowl, mix cornmeal, sugar, cream, salt, and baking powder. Add to cornflour mixture. Stir to combine.
Pour batter into an ungreased 8x8 pan. Smooth batter and cover with aluminum foil. Place 8x8 pan into a 9x13 pan filled 1/3 of the way with water. 
Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

recipe, mexican, food


  1. Oh man, I wish I had some of those corn cakes RIGHT NOW. They look sooooo good. This sounds like a real comfort food dinner on a cold winter night.

  2. Yum! This looks like a perfect meal during the cold, winter weather :) I love taco soups!

  3. oh yumm! you are making me so hungry!

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  4. Both of them sound good and may end up on our winter menus later this year (right now we're still sick, but I know these'll be appreciated when everyone is better!).

  5. You are making me hungry and I just ate. LOL I'm eating little bits here and there until Wed. I have my yearly appt with the doc. They will check my cholesterol. It runs high in my family. :(

  6. Delightfully delicious that meal. The photos are beautiful.

  7. Those look so good. I made Taco Soup many years ago. I am going to try out your recipe and see if the Hubs likes it.

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  8. I am a big fan of soup Theresa so I would like to try Taco soup. The corn cakes also look delicious. Enjoy the rest of your Monday.

  9. I have got to try this soup recipe! When my son was in town, he talked me into buying a hot and spicy V8 juice, then he left having drank not even half of it. No one around here likes the juice, so now it has a purpose.


  10. Theresa! I am a hot mess today. Such a busy day for me for some dumb reason. I am finally coming to visit you. Love this recipe and I don't cook, haaaaaaaa. I have it bookmarked. Thank you. I'll let you know if we make it. I say we, cuz my HM is the cook around here. Thank you for your fun upbeat compliments and cheerful attitude EVERYDAY! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!

  11. Oh my gosh Yum! Can't wait to try this one. I love cornbread and although even dirt would taste good on top of it, I think I will try the soup :) Thanks for sharing!

  12. Tacoooo! I didn't know that you can make soup of taco. Only yesterday I passed by a taco stall and thought I would buy some later. I am on diet so I had to pass that delicious ideas. But looking at your pics there...I am literally drooling! lol.

  13. We love soups at our house too. Sounds yummy I might have to try it. & those corn cakes yum! Happy New year!

  14. this is perfect for my family. we love tacos and a bowl of hot taco soup would be amazing on a cold winter night.

  15. I love taco soup - no matter the season - and I love trying new recipes for it - this is the first I've seen with V8 - I must try it!


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