This delectable Santa Fe Soup is filled with a delightful mix of flavors and textures that will make your taste buds dance with joy. What’s even better? It’s perfect for feeding a large group, making it ideal for gatherings and get-togethers. If you’re a fan of soups bursting with flavor, you’ll absolutely adore this one! And if you’re craving more hearty soup recipes, don’t miss out on my Creamy Enchilada Crockpot Vegetarian Chili or Easy Tuscan Bean Soup.
Quick, Easy, and Enough for Everyone!
Preparing this recipe is a breeze. The only slightly challenging part (if you can even call it that) is opening all the cans of ingredients that go into the dish. With the help of an automatic can opener, this recipe becomes as simple as can be—imagine a bowl of delicious Santa Fe Soup!
But that’s not all. When you look at the directions, you’ll notice that there are only four straightforward steps to bring this dish to life. While I appreciate complex recipes with more than 20 steps, sometimes you just want something easy and quick that still bursts with amazing flavors.
How to Make Santa Fe Soup
Let’s walk through the process of creating your very own Santa Fe Soup. Here’s what you’ll need:
- In a large skillet, brown the ground beef, onion, cumin, salt, and pepper. Remove any excess grease.
- Transfer the beef mixture to a large pot on the stove and add in the beans, chilis, rotel, corn, seasonings, and water.
- Bring the pot to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 20 minutes, allowing all the flavors to meld together.
- Once simmered, serve the soup and garnish each serving with a squeeze of lime juice, cheese, and avocado slices. Get ready to savor every spoonful!
Use Chicken, Turkey, or Venison instead of Beef
If you prefer a different protein, feel free to swap out the ground beef with ground chicken, rotisserie chicken, ground turkey, or even ground venison. Each variation will bring a unique twist to your Santa Fe Soup.
Make it Vegetarian
For a vegetarian version of this soup, substitute the beef with an extra can of black beans and an additional half-can of pinto beans. This way, you can still enjoy all the rich flavors without the meat.
Recipes to Pair with Santa Fe Soup
To complete your Santa Fe Soup experience, here are a few delectable side dishes that pair perfectly:
- Cheesy Mexican Cornbread
- Beer Battered Mexican Hushpuppies
- Cheesy Colombian Corn Cakes (Arepas)
Each of these dishes will complement the soup, adding even more scrumptious flavors to your meal.
Storage and Reheating
You can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 5-7 days. If you have more than you can finish within that time frame, you can also freeze the soup for up to 3 weeks. This way, you can enjoy the Santa Fe Soup whenever you’re in the mood for a quick and delicious meal.
When it’s time to enjoy your leftovers, you have a couple of options. You can reheat the soup in a pot on the stovetop over medium-high heat for a comforting and slow reheating process. Alternatively, if you’re short on time, you can simply pop a serving in the microwave until it’s perfectly warmed through.
So don’t hesitate – give this Santa Fe Soup recipe a try, and let the flavors transport you to the heart of the Southwest. Your taste buds will surely thank you!