This Beefy Mexican Rice Soup is a hearty mixture of beef, rice, beans and corn. Your favorite burrito flavors…in a soup recipe!
Beefy Mexican Rice Soup
This recipe was quite an adventure, let me tell you. It was probably because I have never made a soup all on my own (without a recipe!!) and I was a little nervous. But, what can go wrong with beef, rice, corn, beans, tomatoes, and a little seasoning?
Wonder how I got this idea?
It’s been a little cooler around where I live, and that’s NOT fun, because it makes it seem like summer is over. And when summer is over that means school. But, what I am excited about is all the great recipes we have to share with you this fall! (Don’t ask me how to clean and cook a Thanksgiving turkey, though!)
So all this cool weather has me thinking about soup. Sometimes it tastes thick and soothing, other times it can be hearty with a little kick. I love both, and it made me wonder how hard it would be for me to create my own version of soup. I talked to mom about it, and we made up a simple recipe for a Mexican soup. Seasoning it with our homemade taco seasoning and only a few other ingredients, we did it!
When I first tasted this Beefy Mexican Rice Soup, the rice wasn’t cooked and it still needed to simmer some more. I knew this, though-I was just dying to try it! It has a very unique flavor. I thought at first it tasted like chili, then it tasted like a deconstructed burrito. Every bite seemed better and better! It tasted even more delicious with a bit of cheese mixed in. Mmmm.
And the best thing I liked about this soup is that it tasted better the next day. There are not too many leftover dinners I like, but this soup became thicker and heartier as it sat in the fridge overnight. I won’t complain about leftovers when this soup is around.
My dad even liked it-it passed the test! Of course, he had to add some hot sauce to make it super spicy. But our whole family loved it-even Josie our dog, who tried to eat it while we were taking pictures!
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Beefy Mexican Rice Soup
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1/3 cup chopped onion
- 1 teaspoons minced garlic
- 3 Tablespoons taco seasoning
- 2 quarts beef stock
- 2 cups frozen corn
- 15.5 ounces black beans rinsed and drained
- 14.5 ounces petite diced tomatoes drained
- 1 cup tomato puree
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon cilantro
- 1 cup whole grain rice
- In a large saucepan, brown the ground beef, onion and minced garlic. Drain.
- Add in the taco seasoning and mix together.
- Add the beef stock, corn, black beans, diced tomatoes, puree, lime juice, salt, cilantro and rice.
- Bring this to a boil, then cover and simmer for about 30 minutes until the rice is done.
- Serve with cheese, sour cream, and cilantro if desired.