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Dine and Dish Menu Plan: February 17th – 23rd {Recipe: Taco Soup}

Sweet Mesquite Taco Soup from Dine & Dish

I didn’t end up creating a menu plan last week because we were out of town over the weekend and I just didn’t get it done. I can tell you that our wallets and waistlines both saw just what failing to plan does… I spent more money eating out and I’m sure that equaled more calories and junk being put in our bodies. I am convinced that planning our menu weekly is definitley the way to stay on track!

Here’s our menu plan for this week, and below that a recipe for Mesquite Taco Soup that I threw together today. It was so good!

I hope you’ll share what’s on your menu as well!

And now for the Mesquite Taco Soup recipe using Bush’s Sweet Mesquite Grillin’ Beans

Sweet Mesquite Grillin' Beans from Bush's

Sweet Mesquite Taco Soup

Sweet Mesquite Taco Soup

Let Bush's Sweet Mesquite Grillin' Beans give your taco soup a boost of flavor!


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 3 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 21.5 ounce can Bush's Sweet Mesquite Grillin' Beans, drained
  • 1 envelope Taco Seasoning or homemade
  • 1 14.5 ounce can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Orzo pasta


  1. Cook Orzo pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, add ground beef and diced onion to a large stock pot. Cook over medium heat until beef is browned and onion is tender.
  3. While stirring, add chicken broth, beans, taco seasoning and diced tomatoes. Simmer on low until heated through, approximately 5-7 minutes.
  4. Stir in cooked Orzo pasta.
  5. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and serve in bowls. Top with sour cream and shredded cheese, if desired.
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  1. It’s so cold out there… I think this taco soup would be pretty awesome right about now.

  2. I’ll have to make this vegetarian style, love bushes beans :)

  3. Mmm. I just need to steal other people’s menus they post and make one of my own. I never make one and dinner time is a pain. But if I planned it, it would be much better.

  4. OK that’s it. I’ve marked your Husband’s burgers to make nex time. :)

  5. Taco soup? Don’t mind if I do.

  6. I hope you enjoy the Chicken Fajitas. I’ve also made a beef version that we loved. So easy! I’ve got fish tacos on my menu this week too. So easy and good!

  7. Love your meal plans and this soup looks outstanding!

  8. I really make my life easier when I meal plan also. I pretty much have to plan leftovers into ours when I do though. I still haven’t gotten cooking for two down pat. Your soup looks awesome. Maybe we should just plan to eat with you! :-)

  9. Perfectly hearty and warm for a frozen winter day!! Best of all… no slaving away.

  10. I’m such a mess if I don’t plan my menu for the week!

  11. Thaaaaaat taco soup is some serious business. And I want in.

  12. What a fabulous looking bowl of soup! This is my kind of winter meal. :)

  13. This is such a tasty and creative idea!! YUM

  14. Right, that settles it. I’m definitely moving in with you guys.

  15. I would never have thought of using those grilling beans in a soup! You’re so smart!

  16. This soup sounds incredible, and I love a peek at other people’s meal plans!

  17. Such a great easy soup Kristen! I’ve been majorly slacking on meal planning, and it’s just not working well for us either. It gets so expensive to eat out so much, then I feel kinda ick.
    Soup like this gives me no excuse!

  18. this would be perfect for the cold days we’ve been having here!

  19. I want a big bowl of this for lunch!

  20. This looks amazing. We love the Bush’s Grillin beans here ANYWAY so I know we’d love this soup. What a great combo of flavors!


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