Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Soup, soup, everywhere is soup!

Pin It Ok, I made two soups this week - Taco Soup and Stuffed Pepper Soup. Both of which are low in points and high in satisfaction (and on top of that, freeze amazingly well!)...also, if you can fry ground beef, chop a pepper and open some cans, you can make these soups - SO easy!

Taco Soup

POINTS® Value: 5
Servings: 9


12 oz cooked ground beef, 5-7% fat, scramble fried, drained and rinsed

1 packageTaco Seasoning Mix
1 serving(s) Ranch Dressing Mix
19 oz (each) canned black beans, kidney beans, romano beans (any combo will work - just make sure you have 3 cans of SOME kind of bean...not GREEN or BAKED!)
28 oz canned tomatoes(that's the really big one)
19 oz canned tomatoes with flavors (petite cuts with diff. flavs are good)

1 med size can of corn
1 1/2 item(s) bell pepper(s), red and/or green, chopped (usually I don't add these, but I had them in the house, so what the heck!)

1 clove(s) garlic clove(s)
1 Tbsp crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste

Once beef is cooked, add all other ingredients (DO NOT drain any of the canned items) and simmer until cooked (15 mins or so) or put in slow cooker.

Stuffed Pepper Soup
4-7 Points per serving ( Depending on meat used)

2 pounds extra lean ground beef -- or ground turkey (I recently made it with only 3/4lb of ground beef and it was great)
3 cups green peppers -- cut in 1" pieces (or mixed peppers)
28 ounces tomato sauce (I use the Hunts spicy spaghetti sauce)
28 ounces diced tomatoes
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups cooked rice (I used brown rice)

Brown ground meat--drain. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to boil--lower heat and simmer 15 minutes or until peppers are tender, stirring occasionally.
Makes 10 servings.

NOTE: Use extra lean ground beef, 92%fat, 8%lean ground beef, or ground turkey, nutritional information follows

Per serving (extra lean ground beef): 7 points
Per serving (92% lean, 8%fat ground beef): 4 points
Per serving (ground turkey): 5 points