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Easy Tamale Soup recipe

Easy Tamale Soup.

Thanks to ready-to-use canned ingredients,it doesn’t get much easier, faster or tastier than this soupthat boasts a decidedly Tex-Mex flair.

Another delicious recipe from our Family-FavoriteRecipes Collection.

Recipe: Easy Tamale Soup

1 pound lean ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, choppedKosher or sea salt and freshly groundblack pepper, to taste
1 (16-ounce) can diced tomatoes in juice, undrained
2 (15-ounce) cans pinto beans, undrained*
1 (16-ounce) can yellow cream-style corn
2 cups water
2 teaspoons beef base** or boullion granules
2 (16-ounce) cans tamales, unwrapped and cut into 1-inch pieces***

  • In a large cooking pot, brown the groundbeef with the onions and bell pepper, season to taste with saltand pepper; if necessary, drain excess fat.
  • Add remaining ingredients, except thetamales, and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.
  • Gently stir in the cut-up tamales andheat just to a boil. Serve.

    Makes 8 servings.

    *Black or kidney beans may be substituted,if desired.

    *I prefer and use Redi-Base soup basesavailable at

    ***You can also use frozen tamales (mypreference), thawed and sliced. Add 1 tablespoon chili powder,1 teaspoon cumin powder and 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leavesafter adding the onions. Cook and stir for 1 minute and thenadd the remaining ingredients.

    Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8of recipe; with pinto beans): 274.6 calories; 48% calories fromfat; 14.5g total fat; 48.9mg cholesterol; 368.5mg sodium; 449.6mgpotassium; 21.6g carbohydrates; 3.9g fiber; 3.8g sugar; 17.7gnet carbs; 15.0g protein.

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    I can totally relate lol. Love this. The soup looks fabulous. I love the fact that this is quick and easy .especially after a long day at work! So perfect for these cold winter days!! 3 I had no idea those tamales in a can were edible?! LOL Thanks for letting us know they re safe now I am intrigued. This looks super comforting and delicious!

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