This keto-friendly, low-carb, Southwestern taco soup is full of ground beef, cream cheese, heavy cream, and spices. Freezing is not recommended.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine ground beef with onion and garlic in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until beef is browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease. Add cumin and chili powder; cook 2 minutes more.

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  • Drop cream cheese into the pot by bits and mash it into the beef with a big spoon until no white spots remain, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in broth, diced tomatoes, heavy cream, and salt. Cook until heated through, about 10 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

288 calories; protein 13.4g 27% DV; carbohydrates 5.4g 2% DV; fat 24g 37% DV; cholesterol 85.2mg 28% DV; sodium 1310.1mg 52% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2018
This soup was a welcome addition to our keto recipe collection! I halved the broth and added a little extra heavy cream, about 1/4 C. I also used the spicy rotel and a dash of cayenne pepper because we love spicy food. The whole family loved it! Side note: served with avocado, mexican cheese and chives on top. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/15/2018
The flavor was fine, but it could be a little richer in taste. I thought this would be a creamier soup, but it was very liquid-y; however the family ate & liked it. I followed the recipe to a "T" , but only used 1 can of Rotel (drained). The 1 can was plenty of tomatoes. I might make this again, but with some alterations to make it thicker & richer in flavor. Read More
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91 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 64
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2018
This soup was a welcome addition to our keto recipe collection! I halved the broth and added a little extra heavy cream, about 1/4 C. I also used the spicy rotel and a dash of cayenne pepper because we love spicy food. The whole family loved it! Side note: served with avocado, mexican cheese and chives on top. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2019
Our new family favorite! I am trying to do keto and it’s hard with a picky husband and a one year old. If you’re looking for family friendly keto recipes, this is it. Some people mentioned it was a little runny or thin and I’ve found that the leftovers are actually better because it has time to “set up”. We ate it for dinner and I added a handful of shredded cheese in the pot to thicken it up a bit and add some more flavor and that made a huge difference. We are now eating it for lunch and it definitely seems thicker today. I added some sour cream to my one year old’s to tone down the mild spice for her. Overall we loved it with just those couple adjustments! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2018
Wife made this and it was awesome! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2019
An easy, Keto-friendly meal for a chilly evening. I followed the advice of other commenters and reduced the broth by half and increased the heavy cream in order to thicken the base, and I added grated fontina cheese for extra flavor. My husband gobbled down two bowls, so it gets the family stamp of approval. Will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/15/2018
The flavor was fine, but it could be a little richer in taste. I thought this would be a creamier soup, but it was very liquid-y; however the family ate & liked it. I followed the recipe to a "T" , but only used 1 can of Rotel (drained). The 1 can was plenty of tomatoes. I might make this again, but with some alterations to make it thicker & richer in flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2018
Really good! I added half and half and cooked a bit longer to thicken a bit. I'm definitely recommending this budget friendly meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2018
I added some leftover yellow squash and bell peppers to it! This was a delicious soup! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2018
I used 4 oz. of cream cheese in stead of 8oz. added about 4 cups of cabbage and chopped up 4 jalapenos (seeds removed). It was really good and perfect for a cool evening! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2018
This was really good! Only change I made was to put in half as much broth as was called for so the soup would be thicker. Flavor was superb! Didn't need the salt - be sure to taste before adding. So tempted to have even more but it is filling! Read More
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