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Taco Soup, Pastene Style


3 Tbsp taco seasoning
¼ cup Pastene Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
kosher salt and black pepper to taste
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 lb ground beef
1-2 jalapeños, finely chopped, to taste
1 Tbsp Pastene Double Concentrate Tomato Paste
2 4 oz cans diced green chiles
1 14 oz can Pastene Red Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
1 14 oz can Pastene Black Beans, drained and rinsed
2 14 oz cans Pastene Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
2 ½ cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth, or water
2 cups frozen corn
⅓ cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
avocado, chopped as topping
grated cheddar as topping
tortilla chips


  • In a large pot or dutch oven, heat the oil over medium. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, 8 to 10 minutes. 
  • Sprinkle with a little salt, reduce the heat to medium-low, stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Increase the heat to medium, add the ground beef, breaking it up with a spoon, and brown until all the pink is gone, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper. Add the jalapeño and the taco seasoning and stir for 1 minute. 
  • Push the meat to the sides of the pan, making a little space in the center, and add the tomato paste. Cook to deepen its color, about 1 minute, then stir everything together.
  • Add the green chiles and their liquid, and the red and black beans. Season with salt, about 2 teaspoons. Stir in the tomatoes and their juices, and the broth. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. 
  • Reduce to medium-low and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until the flavors have melded, about 20 minutes. Taste for seasoning, adding salt, pepper and chili powder, if desired. 
  • Stir in the frozen corn and cilantro. Cover and simmer until the corn has heated through, about 10 minutes. Serve topped with avocado, cheese and tortilla chips on the side.

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