Taco Soup . . . this hearty and delicious soup is my go-to recipe for hectic evenings. It can be whipped up in just minutes, and everyone loves it!
This soup is a staple at our house during the long winter months. I like to serve it with cornbread, soft pretzels, or cornmeal rolls.
Best Ever Taco Soup
We had a few snow flurries yesterday–fall has officially arrived! At our house, fall means
muddy floors, spicy scented candles, yummy baked goods, and lots and lots of soup.
Taco soup is so popular in my area that I assume everyone already has the recipe. But there might be a few of you out there that have never tried it, so I am posting it for you.
If you haven’t ever made it, you really should. It is super fast to throw together, only dirties one pot, and tastes oh so good. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone that doesn’t like it.
We like topping our soup with cheese and chips, but you could also add sour cream, green onions, or avocados. Or you can omit the toppings and it is still a delicious bowl of soup!
Note: I have updated this recipe to make it even more delicious. The sugar balances out the acidity of the tomatoes, and the ranch dressing mix adds a wonderful flavor. Instead of two cans of kidney beans, I now use one can of black and one can of kidney beans just for variety. We like it even more now!
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Yield: 8-10 servings
Hearty and flavorful, this taco soup is always a favorite!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 pkg taco seasoning (about 1/4 cup)
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp dry ranch dressing mix
- 4 15oz cans diced tomatoes
- 1 8oz can tomato sauce
- 1 can kidney beans, drained
- 1 can black beans, drained
- 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
- Optional garnish: Tortilla chips, grated cheddar cheese, sour cream, avocados, green onions
- Brown hamburger with onion in a 6 quart soup pot. Drain off any fat.
- Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low and simmer for at least 20 minutes.
- Serve soup hot with garnishes.
I sometimes add extra tomatoes, beans, and corn so we can have leftovers the next day.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 668mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 10gSugar: 8gProtein: 21g
(recipe and photos updated 10/2018)
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Is there no broth added?
What makes it a soup?
Nope, no broth. Just the juice from the cans of diced tomatoes and the tomato sauce. It’s a nice and chunky soup. But you can add broth if you want to thin it out.
Husband doesn’t like tomatoes, can I just use 2 cans of tomatoes and use extra tomatoe sauce?
I think that should work just fine.
Recipe states 4 15 ounce can tomatoes…is this correct or should it read 1 15 ounce can?
No, it’s four 15 ounce cans. But I’ve also made it with three cans and it works just fine. One would definitely not be enough. 🙂
Why won’t this recipe print???? So frustrating!!
I tried on my end, and it works just fine. Are you clicking on the print button on the card and nothing is happening?
Do you think ground venison instead of ground beef would turn out good with this meal?
If you have used ground venison for tacos or other similar meals and like it, I think it would work just as well for this one. 🙂
Absolutely the BEST Taco Soup!!! Such a wonderful flavor! I made it before & now everyone begs me to make it. Thanks for posting a very tasty recipe….
I just made this and it is HEAVENLY! So amazing! Thank you!!
So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop and leave a comment. I appreciate it! 🙂
Will canned corn work or does it need to be frozen?
Yes, you can use canned corn if you prefer. 🙂
Great soup. My second time making it in my crockpot. I had made extra meat for our tacos so used that and added the rest of the ingredients. Added a little more taco seasoning and it was awesome.
My husband does not like Ranch anyting can I leave the ranch dressing mix off?
What? Is he crazy? Just kidding! Yes, you can omit the ranch dressing mix. You could just add some extra garlic or onion if you want, or just use the taco seasoning. I made it that way for years, and it was still tasty!
He probably would not even notice it was in there.
This is a great recipe! So good!!
Delicious recipe! I added the whole package of ranch dressing mix and extra beans and corn. Garnished with plain Greek yogurt and avocado.
Love this recipe!!
It’s in my crockpot now, make some sweet corn muffins to go with it.
How bout this recipe in a crock pot?
Great recipe. I added rotisserie chicken instead of beef and garnished with cilantro. 👌
I bet that was a tasty change! I’ll have to try it with the chicken. And of course you can’t go wrong with fresh cilantro!
Great recipe! Add a little cilantro for a garnish! 👌
How many does this recipe feed?
It serves 8-10.
It says “bring to a boil” but how much water are we suppose to add?
You don’t add any water, you just bring the soup to a boil. 🙂
So delicious! And genius idea adding extra tomatoes, beans, and corn so we can have leftovers the next day. Thanks for that tip!
With three hungry boys to feed, I need to stretch things as far as I can! 😉
Taco Soup is one of my favorite go to recipes in a pinch! I love the added flavor to this recipe!