So, forgo the packet and make your Taco Soup the clean way, using whole ingredients that you recognize.
Throw it all in a CrockPot:
1-1.5 lb. cooked ground beef
a can black beans, rinsed and drained (or 1/2 lb. dry beans, cooked)
a can/jar diced tomatoes
box/jar of your favorite broth (I used chicken because I have a ton made up right now)
1 can corn, drained or 1 c. frozen
1 Tbs. each of chili powder, ground cumin, garlic powder, and onion powder
1/2 to 1 tsp. crushed red pepper
salt to taste
Give it at least a few hours in the CrockPot, but you could leave it all day on low, if necessary. Serve it up alongside a salad or as a stand alone meal with shredded cheddar and tortilla chips. Yum!
It fogged up the lens of my camera. :)
Everyone gobbled it up. But, Girl 1, who has a tendency to eat like a bird, kept going back for more and was the last one to push away from the table. "It's like Mexican chili!" Yep, it's pretty tough to beat!