This is a quick and easy soup you can easily put together and serve in no time at all. It relies on a few common pantry items, or some you put up yourself over the summer, and it's perfect for those cold fall or winter days.
2 cups (16 oz) beef bone broth or stock
1 lb. ground beef
2 tbls. taco seasoning
2 cups salsa
2 cups milk
2 cups corn kernels
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 sliced jalapeno pepper
salt and course-ground black pepper, to taste
In a large saucepan, brown ground beef; drain any grease and return beef to pan. Add next 4 ingredients and bring to a low boil over medium-high heat, stirring often. Reduce heat and add cheese, sliced jalapeno, salt and black pepper. Stir until cheese is melted.
Taste soup and adjust seasonings to your taste. Simmer 20-30 minutes, stirring often. Serve hot with your choice of tortilla or corn chips.
Yield: 4 servings
Cooks note - recipe is easily doubled and freezes well.
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