Low-Carb Tex Mexican Soup

Oh. my. gosh. I couldn't stop eating this soup today. I made a batch for my niece and her family and it was so yummy I came right home to make a pot for my family this evening! (And, yes, I realize it looks like queso, but that's A-okay in my book!) #hugehit #speedymeal

 Oh. my. gosh. I couldn’t stop eating this Low-Carb Tex Mexican soup today. I made a batch for my niece and her family and it was so yummy I came right home to make a pot for my family this evening! (And, yes, I realize it looks like queso, but that’s A-okay in my book!) #hugehit #speedymeal

Low-Carb Tex Mexican Soup

I love making easy meals for my family and this is the perfect, easy low-carb soup recipe!  There are only four main ingredients in this Low-Carb Tex Mexican Soup: ground beef, cream cheese, a can of tomatoes and diced green chilies, chicken broth, and a few seasonings.  I always have these ingredients on hand, so this is our perfect go-to meal when the weather cools down.

This soup is one of my favorites because it is very creamy and satisfying.  BDP and the boys like it because it has the hamburger and so much flavor!  When they work hard on the ranch they have a strong preference for hearty recipes with meat.  I love that the recipe goes together so easily and gives me more time in my day to do other things.

Oh. my. gosh. I couldn't stop eating this Low Carb Tex Mexican Soup today. I made a batch for my niece and her family and it was so yummy I came right home to make a pot for my family this evening! (And, yes, I realize it looks like queso, but that's A-okay in my book!) #hugehit #speedymeal

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The slow cooker makes my life in the kitchen so much easier!   This recipe is the perfect example of being able to mix everything up and just come back later to enjoy it when our schedule allows.  Because we live on a ranch, it’s hard to know exactly when the guys will get inside for dinner, so we rely on our slow cooker a lot for keeping meals warm and ready to go.  You just never know when a cow or calf will need extra attention and dinner simply has to wait. We also enjoy this hearty low-carb soup as well: Low-Carb Chicken Bacon Ranch Soup. 

Did you realize you can also make this Tex Mexican Low-Carb Soup in Your Instant Pot?

As you know, I also adore my Instant Pot for many reasons.  You could easily make this Low-Carb Tex Mexican Soup in your Instant Pot (aka electric pressure cooker). The great thing about cooking with an electric pressure cooker is that you can use the saute setting and brown your meats (in this case it would be the ground beef) right in the pot…..something you can’t do with a slow cooker, sadly.  The saute setting lets you use your Instant Pot just like a burner, so once you’ve browned your ground beef in this recipe, you’d drain the fats, then add the remaining ingredients and just let the soup simmer a bit before serving it.  (And, in case you’re wondering, you wouldn’t actually pressurize this soup in the Instant Pot since it’s cream-based.)

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I love making easy meals for my family and this is the perfect easy low-carb soup recipe!  There are only four main ingredients in this Low-Cab Tex Mexican Soup, ground beef, cream cheese, a can of tomatoes and diced green chilies, chicken broth, and a few seasonings.  I always have these ingredients on hand, so this is our perfect go-to meal on about any occasion!

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Oh. my. gosh. I couldn't stop eating this soup today. I made a batch for my niece and her family and it was so yummy I came right home to make a pot for my family this evening! (And, yes, I realize it looks like queso, but that's A-okay in my book!) #hugehit #speedymeal
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Low-Carb Tex Mexican Soup

Oh. my. gosh. I couldn't stop eating this soup today. I made a batch for my niece and her family and it was so yummy I came right home to make a pot for my family this evening! (And, yes, I realize it looks like queso, but that's A-okay in my book!) #hugehit #speedymeal

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Low-Carb Tex Mexican Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef, browned and fats drained
  • 16 oz. cream cheese, softened (I used low fat cream cheese)
  • 1 Tbs. each chili powder and ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. each onion and garlic powder
  • 1 can tomatoes and diced green chilies, with juice
  • 4 cups chicken broth

Instructions

  1. Place cream cheese into greased slow cooker set on high. When cream cheese is softened, stir in spices, ground beef and tomatoes; combine well, then stir in chicken broth. Reduce heat to low and cook for 1-2 hours.

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Glad to get your recipe but taking four pages is a little much.
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Hi Velora: If you scroll down, you will see a PRINT button. Then you just get the recipe.

Good luck

I thank you for this recipe I am always looking for low carb recipes!

This sounds amazingly delicious. I may add a bit more heat when I make it because I love spicy. One thing though…to make this truly low carb, it needs to be full fat cream cheese. Our first cold day, I’m making this!

Hi Jan – hope you enjoyed this soup. And, yes, you are correct. The cream cheese needs to be full fat! Sorry about that.
Chef Alli

I am thinking the can of tomatoes is 14.5oz. Is that correct? I am making this tomorrow thank you.

Hi Jill – it’s the 10 oz. can of diced tomatoes and green chilies….such as Rotel. Thanks for asking – I’ll get this recipe adjusted so it reflects that!
Chef Alli

I would like to make this soup but have 1 question: What is the size (ounces) can of tomatoes & chilies that you use? The recipe doesn’t say.

Hi Deb – thanks for pointing this out to me so I can make a correction on that recipe. It’s just 10 oz. can of diced tomatoes and green chilies.
Chef Alli

I loved it! Might cut back on chicken broth next time. If using low fat cream cheese understand carbs replace the fat and increase the carbs in this soup!

Hi Kathleen – this recipe has gone viral and has been a super hit. Isn’t it just yummy?? And, yes, you are correct. Low Fat cream cheese does have a few more carbs than regular cream cheese.
Chef Alli

Is there a version for not using a crockpot? Can this be done on the stove top?

Hi Laura – I emailed you with a response previously, but wanted to follow up here just to be sure. You can totally make that soup in a saucepan on the stop top – just add all the ingredients and bring it to a low simmer for a few minutes over low heat. It’s delicious! Chef Alli

Howdy cuz… you just popped up on my pinterest…how funny! This recipe sounds like a winner and I’m gonna try it…I like THM too and am always looking for new ideas 🙂 Hope all is well…lots of love, Dawn from CO ♡

Well, Hi there, cuz!! That recipe has gone viral. Its crazy! I hope you enjoy it and that your family is doing well. Can’t believe it’s Thanksgiving next week already. Love you! Allison

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