One of my favorite meals is taco soup.
Its hearty, filling, yummy, easy to make, cooks quickly, and it’s budget friendly.
I usually have it meatless but sometimes add diced chicken or a can of chicken.
Well within the past month I received a coupon during my checkout at Shoprite for $1.25 off fully cooked chicken sausage. I never noticed it before , probably because its where the precooked, fully cooked, sliced deli meats are. I mostly just buy chicken or ground chicken/turkey so don’t really venture too much into the other meat sections.
Well I checked it out and it was on sale. So with the coupon it was on $1.73 ( originally $3.49)
I was already planning on making taco soup and thought the 3 cheese Italian style with cheese, red bells peppers, & garlic would be good in the soup. The other flavors available are: Cajun , Chipotle Monterey Jack Cheese, Apple & the 3 cheese Italian style.
What you need for the soup:
black beans, rinsed & drained
kidney beans or pinto beans, rinsed & drained
corn , drained
*Johnsonville Chicken Sausage ( keep it meatless or add any meat you’d like, already cooked)
Why is this my favorite? You just open the cans, drain & rinse the beans. The just pour it in a pot and cook until heated through. You can use as much or little broth as you want. I usually pour right above the beans & corn. You can also use vegetable broth or even water. Mix in taco seasoning and cook on medium heat.
I chopped up the chicken sausage into slices.
Added them to the pot. Waited until it started to boil. Turned off.
Diced up avocado.
Put soup in bowl, add diced avocado.
I sometimes add broken tortilla chip pieces for a crunch.
The chicken sausage made the soup a little more hearty & filling, as well as added a little extra flavor.
I would buy Johnsonville Chicken Sausage again, next I want to try the apple chicken sausage tastes. I would also use the 3 cheese Italian style in pasta dishes. Yum!
Do you make taco soup? What is your go to Winter meal?