Arkansas-Made Taco Soup

I have a friend who broke her arm and had to have surgery.  This has made it quite difficult for her to cook for her husband and three boys….so we took her dinner.  I wanted to take something kid friendly and easy to make (since my week is hectic).  Enter The Resident Chef. πŸ™‚  The Resident Chef are mixes made right here in Arkansas.  I got this mix for like $8, so all I had to do was add the ground beef.  (All the cans and spices for Taco Soup would have been over $8, so this is a bargain!).  
It was so easy. I browned and drained the ground beef.
Added water and one can of diced tomatoes….and let it simmer.  (And bonus, I got to use my new big stock pot I bought at Ikea! Woop!).
It made a delicious, thick, hearty taco soup with beans and corn and tomatoes and spices and deliciousness.
It made a big batch.  I made bowls for 5 people over at my friend’s house…and this giant bowl was still half full.  So you could easily feed a family of 5+ with this one mix.  I figure they had enough for two bowls each.
I was given this Resident Chef product by my local store Creative Kitchen to try. They carry some AMAZING prepared food, lots of mixes and easy to make stuff, SUPER cute gifts, and OMG…the best spiced saltines ever.  I also took my friend a bag of crackers with their soup…and the kids were munching on the crackers while I heated up the soup for them.  They loved it.
I got this text later and I think it was a hit. πŸ™‚

If you’re local, check out Creative Kitchen.  The mixes are pretty healthy- not a ton of nasty junk in them, pretty low calorie, and super tasty.  It’s an easy way to get dinner on the table, especially now that it’s soup weather! πŸ™‚



  1. Oh yumm! Thanks for the tip! Love that store πŸ™‚

  2. I’m not a local, but that soup looks AMAZING!!! And I know you put a lot of love into making it!!! That’s the best ingredient of all! *wink*

  3. Sounds yummy Brit! I agree the party crackers there are wonderful! I also hear the chicken pot pie that you can get to go is really good.

  4. I cant wait to try it and yes the chicken pot pie is amazing,

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