Yay!!! 2019 is here. I literally feel like I have been waiting for this year my entire life. 2018 was hard – the kind of year you never want to go through again and if you do – will you survive it? Yeah – that bad. Could always have been worse and thankfully it wasn’t – but bad just the same.
With the new year I am going to start following a Keto style of eating. I am so excited about it and going to do my best to bring my family along with me. To do that I can’t just appear to eat meats and vegetables. They would never buy into that. I need to make foods that are mouthwatering awesome to pique their interest.
Today I made Taco Soup. This is a little edgy because they never ate taco soup before so it isn’t like I am trying to get them to try my new taco soup. I need to get them to eat this in the first place. Probably not going to happen until the kids are a little older but who knows…
This recipe includes cream cheese and who doesn’t love cream cheese! Even my dog loves cream cheese!
Since I am freezing half of this batch, I really should have made a double batch. Lesson learned for sure…
You can make this on the stove but other than browning the beef, I made it in the slow cooker.
I browned a little over two pounds of ground beef, drained it and added it to the crockpot.
Next I poured in approximately 4 cups of chicken broth. You can also use bone broth or beef broth – but chicken is what I had on hand.
Add an assortment of veggies – I added yellow, red and green peppers as well as red onions. You can also add canned tomatoes – if I were making it just for me, I would. But not one other person in my family will eat it if I put tomatoes in it – so guess I can’t for now.
Add two bars of cream cheese… Oh yeah, this totally makes the recipe perfect. Add 3 teaspoons of Chili Powder and 2 teaspoons of cumin.
It can be served straight out of the crockpot or feel free to add some cheddar cheese and sour cream!