Romance Cooks

SJ’s Taco Soup – SJ Maylee

SJs Taco Soup

I’m here to spice things up. My Taco Soup is easy and it freezes very well which gets bonus points in my book. I always make it in giant batches and freeze it in single servings and larger ones too. I’m also including my homemade taco seasoning recipe that you can use instead of the store bought seasoning packets.

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SJ’s Taco Soup:

1 lb. ground beef or turkey

1 yellow onion diced

1 can black beans with the juices from the can

1 can corn

28 oz crushed tomatoes

8 oz plain tomato sauce

1 pkg taco seasoning or homemade taco seasoning to taste (start with 1 T)

Brown the meat, add the remaining ingredients, and simmer. That’s it! Serve with taco chips and a sprinkling of cheese and sour cream too if you’d like.

SJs Taco Seasoning:

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoons ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Pinch cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg

Make this seasoning your own. A few ideas include increasing the chili powder if you want it hotter, eliminating the salt or doubling the salt.

Taking Chances


Lydia’s father walked away from her when she was eight. She’s struggled to not let him affect her, but fears she wasn’t loveable enough to make him stay. Jake wants to love one woman, but after scaring the last woman he met outside of the club, he doubts he deserves the right. She protects her heart by sticking with her fantasies and he lives by a set of rules that excludes women who choose a vanilla lifestyle.

The two will be kept in a conference room working together until their special project is complete. If Lydia and Jake hold tight to their bland lives, they’ll always yearn for love that is out of reach. Together they find common ground, passion, and a reason to take chances. Once they discover the grand possibilities of the love they desire, they find themselves in the very place they tried never to be again, facing unguaranteed loved.

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