A southwestern style soup with a light chili flavor that tastes just like a taco but with none of the heat. Very mild and very tasty. Just add hamburger, tomato sauce, and water.
Bring 3-4 quarts of water to a boil in large stock pot (3 quarts for thick soup, more for thinner soup). In meantime, brown 1 lb. ground beef in skillet, drain fat. Stir soup mix packet into drained beef and mix well. Add beef mixture to boiling water along with one 15 oz. can tomato sauce. Simmer for approximately 15-20 minutes longer until rice is done.
Ladle into soup bowls, garnish with shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese. Serve with your favorite cornbread, crackers or tortilla chips. Yields 14 cups.
Long Grain White Rice (iron phosphate, niacin, thiamine, mononitrate, folic acid), Pinto Beans* (pinto bean, corn starch, salt, lecithin), Red Beans*, Salt, Onion*, Tomato Flakes*, Chili Peppers, Maltodextrin, Hydrolyzed Corn Gluten & Soy Protein, Buttermilk*, Whey*, Spices, Modified Tapioca Starch, Garlic*, Dextrose, Citric Acid, Beef Fat (Beef Fat, Corn Syrup Solids, Sodium Caseinate, Mono & Diglycerides, TBHQ, Citric Acid), Xanthan Gum, Caramel Color, Natural Flavor (Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Soy Sauce[Soybeans, Wheat, Salt], Partially Hydrogenated Soybean & Cottonseed Oil), Disodium Inosinate & Disodium Guanylate, Spice Extractive, not more than 2% silicon dioxide added as a flow agent. *Dehydrated.