Delicious and simple to make. A soup recipe designed for bariatric surgery recipients, but tasty enough for the entire family! You'll get hugs from everyone and feel great about it because it's a healthy option for everyone!


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1 jar salsa - 8 to 10 ounces - literally any brand you like
  • One, 25 ounce can diced tomatoes - fire roasted is best
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • One 10 ounce package frozen mixed vegetables
  • 3 to 4 cups chicken stock, pick up a 32 ounce 'box'
  • Juice of one lime - about 2 tablespoons


  • Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot and saute the onion, garlic, and red pepper for 6 to 8 minutes until softened and lightly browned.
  • Add the meat and cook until well browned. Add the salsa, tomatoes, taco seasoning, beans and vegetables. Add enough chicken broth for soup consistency.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes. Just before serving add lime juice.


I do not use premade Taco Seasoning Packet as I have all the spices in my kitchen. If you don't, a packet is best way to go. If you have good spice rack use: 2T chili powder, 2T smoked paprika, 1t cumin, 1t sea salt, 1t black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon oregano
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