Campfire Taco Soup Supreme will delight you and your family and friends. Whether cooked while on a rustic camping trip, or just over an open fire on your home property, it is gourmet eating. But the key to making Campfire Taco Soup Supreme is, that it must be prepared over an open fire. No other method of cooking will impart the earthy, smoky flavor that makes it so exceptional.
If you would like to read up on how to build and maintain a good open fire suitable for cooking over, please read this post.
Now let’s get on with this super delicious open fire prepared dish!
Campfire Taco Soup Supreme Recipe-
- 1 lb. lean ground beef (no more than 7% fat)
- 2 cans pinto beans, juices retained
- 2 cans black beans, juices retained
- 1 can kidney beans, juices retained
- 1 can creamed corn, juices retained
- 1 can kernel corn, juices retained
- 1.2 oz. packet of taco seasoning
- 1 oz. dry ranch dip
- 1 bunch fresh cilantro leaves, rough chopped
- canned diced jalapeno peppers, to taste (optional, for people who like it super spicy hot)
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- salt and pepper, to taste
- slices of fresh avocado, for garnish
- large yellow corn taco chips, for garnish
- Build your fire and allow the wood to burn down to where it is a bed of white hot coals. You can either build the fire in and around some carefully selected and placed rocks or bricks, to support your cooking pot, or you can fabricate a way of suspending the pot over the fire. Suspending is my favorite, especially if you build in such a way as to be able to raise or lower the pot – it gives you the most control over how fast your food cooks and without burning it. Either way, have extra wood on hand to keep fueling the fire as necessary.
- Heat the oil to sizzling hot, then cook the ground beef. Stir as you cook, breaking the meat up into small little chunks. When the meat is starting to brown, add and stir in the taco seasoning, chopped cilantro, and the dry ranch mix. Salt and pepper to taste, and cook until well browned and done through.
- Now add in all the canned ingredients, including the juices. Stir and mix together well. Adjust the flame and/or the height of the pot so the mixture is cooking at just a lively simmer. You can adjust at this point how “soupy” you want the dish. Add water until your desired consistency is achieved.
- The longer you let the soup simmer, the better it will taste. I like to cook mine for a couple hours, keeping the fire tended just right, stirring now and then. But it is up to you. If you are hungry and impatient, it will be ready to eat in just about 30 minutes. If you cook longer than that, you may need to add water as you go, to keep the dish from getting too thick.
- Serve your Campfire Taco Soup Supreme while nice and hot, garnished with sliced avocados and taco chips.
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