During the winter months I love to make soup. One of our all-time favorites is Taco Soup! This recipe is naturally free of the top 8 allergens: dairy, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, fish, shellfish, and gluten. I also love to cook this in my slow cooker on low all day. It’s easy on the days when I’m not able to make dinner. I put it in my slow cooker in the morning and viola, it’s ready at dinner time. My favorite kind of day! 🙂
Of course, if you can have dairy then you’ll want to be sure to add a dollop of sour cream and top it with some shredded cheese. If you can’t have dairy but can have soy then do the same but with your dairy-free substitutes. You won’t be sorry! 🙂
My little men love to add crumbled corn tortilla chips to the top! YUMMO!
- 1 lb. Ground Beef
- ½ Green Bell Pepper, Chopped
- ½ Onion, Chopped
- 1 (14.5 oz) Can Chopped Tomatoes, Undrained
- ¼ c. Picante Sauce (or favorite salsa)
- 1 pkg. Taco Seasoning Mix
- 3 oz. Tomato Paste
- 1 (15 oz) Can Pinto Beans, Drained
- 1 (17 oz) Can Whole Kernel Corn, Undrained
- 1 c. Water
- **Shredded Cheese, Sour Cream & Tortilla Chips for Topping**
- Brown beef, onion and green pepper in a large skillet.
- While the beef is browning, In a large pot (or slow cooker), add the tomatoes, tomato paste, taco seasoning, picante sauce, corn, pinto beans and water.
- Drain the beef, onion and green pepper. Add it to the tomato, bean & corn mixture.
- Simmer for 1 hour (or cook on low for 6-8 hours in slow cooker or on high for 2-4 hours).
Be sure to read all of your labels. I have found many spices and other products (i.e. garlic powder) that includes additional ingredients like soy.
Known Allergy Information (containing the major 8): None
**Disclaimer: Please note that every child’s sensitivity to their given allergen(s) varies. Some of the items that I use do contain “natural flavoring” and “spices” which is hard to determine if it is 100% allergy free. You should always check with the manufacturer to confirm that your child can have their product(s). The products that I list are items that I’ve been using for awhile and have proven to be safe for my boys (their allergies are dairy, soy, egg, peanut, tree nut, fish, shellfish and sesame).**