Creamy taco soup and flautas (keto / low carb friendly)

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jcam222

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Sent my Lang 84D smoker out for a facelift yesterday. Getting some metal work done on the deflector plate and an overall blast and paint. Figured the cold snap would be a good time to send it out snd do some indoor cooking. Was feeling tacos today but the weather screams soup too. What to do? Rich creamy taco soup and air fryer flautas. The soup starts out with 8 cups of Minors beef broth, 2 1/2 blocks of cream cheese and 2 1/2 cups of heavy cream.
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Simmer in the pan until the cream cheese is almost dissolved and hit with the immersion blender.
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While the broth was simmering I prepped 4 green peppers and some misc mini sweets and 5 small onions. Cooked them with two packs Sazon Goya.
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In another pan I fired up 5 lbs of 80/20 ground beef , crumbled and drained it.
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Added into the broth 5 cans of diced tomatoes and 15-20 T taco seasoning. I used a homemade seasoning blend from tx smoker tx smoker recipe. The amount to use in the soup often depends on the freshness / strength of the spices. I also added 2 T Chile Morita paste. Also added in the veggies and ground beef. Time to simmer awhile.
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While the soup simmered I broke out my air fryer for the first time in over a year. First for the flautas I cooked some chorizo.
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I pressed a lot of grease out of the chorizo and mixed 2 small drained cans of mild diced green chiles into the chorizo.
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Sprayed one side of each tortilla with olive oil ,put some of the chorizo pepper mix and shredded cheese in them. Rolled up nice and tight and used toothpicks to hold them.
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Into the air fryer @ 375 for 7 minutes each.
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All done but the plating and I’ve worked up a hunger lol.
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Well that’s a wrap. Wife went skiing today so a bowl of this will do her good! Thanks for looking!
 
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Dang, Jeff, you knocked another one out of the park. That looks absolutely fantastic.
 
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Wow Sir, you definitely crushed that! I’d wait in line to pay for that meal. Thank you for sharing, that’s going on the shortlist, my wife just bought an air fryer and is going to town on anything she can think to try it on! Big points!
 
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What brand of tortilla did you use. Most I find are not keto friendly and the ones that are taste like old gym socks
Mama Lupe , we really like them. They are 3 net carbs. They require cooking of some sort for use. Usually I cook them in a heated skillet or on the Blackstone. They are coming out with a 0 net I’ll be trying soon.
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Man Jeff that looks awesome! Showed this to my wife and she agreed! Thanks for showing the pic of sazon Goya, I wouldn't had a clue what it was.

Ryan
 
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Man Jeff that looks awesome! Showed this to my wife and she agreed! Thanks for showing the pic of sazon Goya, I wouldn't had a clue what it was.

Ryan
Thanks Ryan. Man that Sazon Goya is awesome. I think I actually added two more packs directly in the soup.
 
Boy howdy Jeff, another in a long running list of incredible cooks! Man alive you sure cook up huge batches at a time, your friends and family must all be happy and stay stuffed with all you give out! Great cook, huge like! RAY
 
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Boy howdy Jeff, another in a long running list of incredible cooks! Man alive you sure cook up huge batches at a time, your friends and family must all be happy and stay stuffed with all you give out! Great cook, huge like! RAY
Thanks Ray. I’ll be giving some to my buddy but I may try freezing some of this soup.
 
Man alive you sure cook up huge batches at a time, your friends and family must all be happy and stay stuffed with all you give out! Great cook, huge like! RAY
If I didn't like it where I live and wasn't planning to live the rest of my days here on this farm, I'd be hunting property in Jeff's neighborhood.
 
Another Sazon, that I use, is La Preferida Sazon. The nice thing is it's sold in shaker jars so you don't feel the need to use a pack of it.
 
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Thanks, I wondered about those. I havent been able to find them locally but Amazon has them.
Yeah, they do, but that's only if you want to pay their insane $12 prices for a $4 product.
(I refuse to pay their prices for stuff like this, it's maddening).

Try ordering them from Target, of coarse Target won't send them to CA, so I'm still on a quest for them.

They really make it tough to stick to this low carb or Keto thing.


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Jeff, that looks frick'in amazing bruth'a!!!!!
I've been dreaming about Mexican food, I swear tamales and street taco's are haunting me in my sleep, that's not good, right? hahahaha
 
man that soup is calling out to me! Looks great! How many folks were you feeding?
Jim
 
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