Taco Soup in a Bread Bowl

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This is yummy soup and it isn’t too spicy. This is my first attempt at making a bread bowl and it didn’t turn out quite right. The size was okay, but it really was too flat. I’m not much of a bread baker and I think that the next time I decide to do this, I’m stopping a Panera and buying bread bowls from them. Here is how I made them:

1/2 cup water — 70-80 degrees
1 cup warm milk — 70-80 degrees
2 tablespoons butter — softened
2 tablespoons  sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons  salt
4 cups  all-purpose flour
2 packages  active dry yeast — (2 Tbsp)
1 egg white — beaten

In bread machine pan, place the first seven ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1-2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed.)

When the cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly foured surface. Divide into six portions; shape into balls. Place on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.  Brush with egg white. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.

To make bowls, cut the top fourth off of bread; carefully hollow out bottom of each leaving a 1/4″ shell (discard removed bread or save for another use).

The Taco Soup recipe is as follows:

1 pound  ground beef (or turkey)
1 large  onion — chopped
1 package  ranch dressing mix
1 package  taco seasoning mix
1 can  chili beans
1 can  Mexican tomatoes (Rotel)
1 can  corn
2 cans beef broth

Brown meat and onions. Drain.

Mix Ranch dressing

and taco seasoning mixes into meat.

Without draining add in beans,

Mexican tomatoes,

and corn.

Add enough beef broth as needed to make it as soupy as you want.

Simmer 1 hour.

Even though it didn’t look like I wanted it to look, it still tasted yummy. I added shredded cheddar cheese to the top for some extra yumminess.

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One Comment on “Taco Soup in a Bread Bowl”

  1. […] I’m not cooking tonight as no one will be home. So I am going to treat myself to a little something at a restaurant. I wanted to share with you all one of my favorite autumn soups. I posted this before so I’ll just link you to that post. I hope you’ll enjoy Taco Soup! […]


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