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A bowl of taco soup.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Warm up this upcoming weekend with a hot bowl of soup. This Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is cooking Potluck Taco Soup. This recipe is a simple, one pot meal that makes clean up a breeze. If you have leftovers, freeze them for a quick meal another day. This recipe serves 8.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 cans Italian diced tomatoes, 14 ounces, undrained
  • 1 can corn, 14 ounces, undrained
  • 2 cans black beans, 14 ounces, drained
  • 1 cup water (add additional cup if needed)
  • Optional: Add toppings such as reduced-fat sour cream, low-fat cheese, or lime wedges.


In a large pan, cook beef over medium heat until browned. Add onion and bell pepper. Cook 5 minutes. Drain fat from cooked beef, onion, and pepper. Add garlic powder, chili powder, and cumin. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Add tomatoes, corn, beans, and water. Bring to boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Add toppings as desired.

Live Well Alabama

Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. This initiative reaches residents across the state with research-based education.

“Our goal is to raise awareness of healthy lifestyle choices,” said Sondra Parmer, Alabama Extension specialist with SNAP-Ed. “Through this initiative, we hope individuals with limited budgets will make healthy food choices and choose physically active lifestyles.”

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Live Well Alabama provides numerous recipes that are simple and budget-friendly.

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