There are few tasks that are more rewarding than cooking up a meal completely from scratch. Sure, making spaghetti from a premade sauce may taste fine, but making the sauce yourself is so much more satisfying.
While making ingredients for meals from scratch can seem daunting, we wanted to show how simple it can be! That was our goal when we set out to make this tasty chicken taco soup using our Randall Beans pinto beans!
Take the stock, for example. It may be much easier to just buy a container and dump it in. However, when you make it yourself you get a chance to really develop the bold and rich flavors.
All it takes is a few fresh ingredients and a couple more minutes, but it is well worth the time and effort!
As for the soup itself, not only is it a great showcase on how to simply prepare simple ingredients from scratch, but it is this recipe perfect for the cool months ahead. Pinto beans, cilantro, lime juice, and a splash of hot sauce really puts the flavors of an authentic chicken taco in every bite.
To build on that, we fried up some homemade tortillas to use as “croutons” for extra texture and as dipping strips to help soak up the soup. Again, buying a bag of tortilla chips is the easy way, but making tortilla chips yourself is so easy and results in even more flavorful chips.
This recipe serves about 8, so adjust accordingly depending on how many mouths there are to feed.
This dish is a perfect way to help even the most amateur chef explore the fun and delicious potential from cooking from scratch at home, so give it a shot for dinner tonight!
Looking for more hot, tasty, and simple soup recipes for winter? Grab your free copy of our Sensational Soup cookbook for amazing bean soup recipes featuring Randall Beans.