Taco Soup Recipe

taco soup recipe
taco soup recipe

If you’re looking for a fall and winter staple that is easy to make, packed with protein, and bursting with flavor, look no further than this Simple Taco Soup recipe. It’s like chili’s soupier cousin, loaded with all the best taco-style ingredients for a perfectly balanced and hearty meal. Plus, it’s customizable, allowing everyone to create their own unique taco soup with their favorite toppings. Get ready to warm up with a bowl of this deliciousness!

Two servings of taco soup in white bowls over a white platter.

Easy Taco Soup Recipe

I’ve perfected this simple taco soup recipe over the years, and it has become a fall favorite for my family. It captures all the cozy comfort of chili but with a lighter and healthier twist, thanks to the veggie upgrades. One of the best things about this recipe is the ability to customize your soup with delicious mix-ins. From avocado, corn, and red onion to tortilla chips, sour cream, and cheese, the possibilities are endless. Feel free to experiment and discover new combinations that your family will love.

Taco Soup Video

Overhead image of pot full of easy taco soup.

Nothing beats homestyle comfort food, especially on chilly rainy and snowy days. This Easy Taco Soup is not only perfect for cozying up with, but also for feeding a crowd. Whether it’s for football season, Halloween parties, or other winter gatherings, this soup will surely be a hit.

Taco Soup Ingredients

  • Ground beef (lean)
  • Olive oil
  • Yellow onion and garlic
  • Jalapeno (or bell pepper for a milder version)
  • Canned diced tomatoes with green chilies (or tomatoes and diced green chilies)
  • Low-sodium beef broth (or chicken broth)
  • Tomato sauce
  • Chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper
  • Dry ranch dressing mix (or cilantro and lime for an alternative twist)
  • Frozen corn (or fresh corn for a summer variation)
  • Canned black beans and pinto beans (or great northern beans)
  • Toppings: tortilla chips, cheese, sour cream, and avocado

Okay, the list of ingredients may seem daunting, but don’t worry. Many of them are pantry staples like spices and canned goods. Once you start making it, you’ll see just how easy and delicious this soup is.

Taco Soup ingredients

How to Make Simple Taco Soup

  1. Cook ground beef in a large pot along with chopped onion, jalapeno, and garlic until browned. Drain excess fat.
  2. Stir in tomatoes with chiles, beef broth, tomato sauce, spices, and ranch dressing mix. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Cover the pot and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add corn, black beans, and pinto beans. Cook until heated through.
  5. If desired, add water to thin the soup. Optional: add cilantro and lime for an alternative twist.
  6. Serve warm with your favorite toppings.

Feel free to garnish your taco soup with an array of toppings for an extra burst of flavor and texture. And don’t forget to share your own unique combinations with us!

Can I Make Simple Taco Soup in the Crock Pot?

Absolutely! To make it in the Crock Pot, brown the onions and beef, then add them to the slow cooker along with the rest of the ingredients. Cook on low heat for 5-6 hours. Add corn, beans, cilantro, and lime (if using) towards the end of the cooking time.

Can I Use Ground Turkey Instead of Ground Beef in Taco Soup?

Definitely! Ground turkey or pork would work as well in this taco soup recipe. If you prefer a vegetarian version, you can substitute lentils or an extra can of beans.

Can I Freeze Taco Soup?

Absolutely! This soup freezes incredibly well. To make it even more convenient, freeze it in jars or individual containers, making it easy to thaw out just the amount you need.

White pot full of taco soup.

Tips for Simple Taco Soup

  • Remember to drain and rinse the beans to prevent the soup from becoming overly salty. Adjust the seasoning according to your taste preference.
  • If you prefer a milder soup, omit the jalapeno or substitute with bell pepper. If you like it extra spicy, add more jalapenos.
  • Be sure to drain excess fat from the ground beef for the best flavor.

Other Easy Soup Recipes You’ll Love

So there you have it! A delicious and easy Taco Soup recipe that will warm your heart and tantalize your taste buds. Don’t forget to visit Takeout Food for more culinary inspiration and recipes to delight your senses!


Q: Can I add other vegetables to the taco soup?

A: Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with additional vegetables such as bell peppers, zucchini, or even sweet potatoes. They can add extra flavor and nutrition to your soup.

Q: Can I make a vegetarian version of this taco soup?

A: Yes, you can easily make a vegetarian version of this soup by omitting the ground beef and using vegetable broth instead. You can also add extra beans or lentils for protein.

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