Taco Soup

02.01.2018

If you like chili, you will love this Taco Soup! It tastes very similar to chili, but it’s loaded with taco ingredients. This easy taco soup recipe is so hearty and filling, and thanks to all the beef and beans it’s loaded with protein.

Taco Soup topped with shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream

Easy Taco Soup

I know I’ve been posting soup recipes like crazy, but trust me there are still plenty more to come. Like I’ve said before, you can never have too many soup recipes.

I love to switch things up instead of having the same thing week after week. Yes, we all get comfortable with the recipes we know and love, but how much more exciting is it to serve up something new? My family doesn’t get a lot of the same thing around here since there is so much recipe testing going on, but we’re not complaining. I love trying new recipes.

Don’t worry about this taco soup though, it’s not at all one that’s anything extravagant or unusual. The flavors will all be very familiar to you. You should definitely try this taco soup tonight, you won’t regret it!

Taco Soup Ingredients

  • Lean ground beef
  • Olive oil
  • Veggies including yellow onion, garlic and jalapeno
  • Canned diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • Low-sodium beef broth
  • Tomato sauce
  • Spices including chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano, salt and pepper
  • Dry ranch dressing mix
  • Frozen corn
  • Canned black beans and canned pinto beans

Taco Soup ingredients shown here after cooked in a large white enamel pot

How to Make Taco Soup

  • Cook ground beef in a large pot along with chopped onion, crumbling and stirring occasionally until browned and adding jalapeno and garlic during last few minutes of browning. Drain excess fat.
  • Stir in tomatoes with chiles, beef broth, tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano, ranch dressing mix and season with salt and pepper to tastes.
  • Cover pot with lid and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add in corn, black beans and pinto beans and cook until heated through. Add 1/2 cup water to thin soup if desired. Serve warm topped with desired toppings.

Can I Use Ground Turkey Instead of Ground Beef?

Yes, ground turkey or pork would work in this taco soup recipe. Beef typically has more fat though, which helps makes this soup super flavorful.

Can I Freeze This Soup?

Yes, taco soup freezes incredibly well. I recommend freezing this soup in jars or individual containers so it’s easy to thaw out exactly how much you need.

Close of shot of taco soup as single serving in a white bowl. Garnished with cheese, avocado and sour cream and served with a side of tortilla chips on a plate underneath bowl.

How to Serve Taco Soup

This easy taco soup tastes great as is, but you can amp it up with a variety of toppings. We like our soup with crushed tortilla chips on top, as well as a dollop of sour cream and some shredded cheese. Fresh cilantro would also taste good!

Tips for the Best Taco Soup

  • Feel free to use any canned beans you have on hand. Just be sure to drain and rinse them!
  • If you don’t like spicy soup, omit the jalapeño pepper in this recipe.
  • Make sure to drain the excess fat from the ground beef for the best flavor.

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Taco Soup Recipe

5 from 9 votes

This easy taco soup recipe is so hearty, filling and just the perfect comfort food. And the deliciously spiced, beefy flavor will have everyone craving more!

Servings: 6 Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 1/4 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped (1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp)
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped (optional)*
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 (14 oz) can low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 3/4 tsp ground paprika
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp dry ranch dressing mix
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed

Toppings

  • Shredded Mexican blend cheese, chopped green or red onions, diced avocados and corn tortilla strips/chips

Instructions

  1. Heat a largr pot over medium-high heat drizzle lightly with oil.
  2. Add ground beef in a large along with chopped onion, crumbling and stirring occasionally until browned. Add jalapeno and garlic and saute 1 minute longer.

  3. Drain excess fat from beef mixture. 

  4. Stir in tomatoes with chiles, beef broth, tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano, ranch dressing mix and season with salt and pepper to tastes. Cover pot with lid and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add in corn, black beans and pinto beans and cook until heated through. Add 1/2 cup water to thin soup if desired.

  6. Serve warm finished with desired toppings.

Recipe Notes

*If you don't like heat, omit the pepper you can also replace one of the cans of diced tomatoes with green chiles to one can without green chiles.

Recipe source: inspired by Food Network and others

Nutrition Facts
Taco Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 424 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 887mg 37%
Potassium 1478mg 42%
Total Carbohydrates 51g 17%
Dietary Fiber 13g 52%
Sugars 7g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 18%
Vitamin C 32.2%
Calcium 12.8%
Iron 39.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: bean soup, taco soup
Calories: 424 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

 

67 comments

  • Tina Sanders: Made this delicious soup, added celery, green onions, lemon pepper and cilantro during saute of vegies, served over Indian fry bread….enjoyed. May 16, 2019 at 1:20pm Reply

  • Tracy: So good!!
    I do leave out the jalapeno. The green chilies from the tomatoes are plenty of heat for us. I also have to leave out the ranch mix due to avoiding dairy. Love this recipe. So quick and delicious. May 16, 2019 at 12:26pm Reply

  • Txirishgirl: Delicious and full of flavors April 23, 2019 at 5:33pm Reply

  • Janis Merritt: Unfortunately, this doesn’t appear to be KETO. Beans and corn are not allowed and the carbs in this soup are too high. November 30, 2018 at 4:40pm Reply

  • KellyJ: This was great, but luckily I got a carton of beef broth, instead of a can, because I didn’t think a single can of broth sounded like enough for a soup. Added more broth and it was fine! Thanks for a great recipe! November 25, 2018 at 3:45pm Reply

  • Jamil: This is my go to soup, I love this recipe. I always serve it with cornbread! November 18, 2018 at 11:02am Reply

  • Janet: This soup is awesome! I used ground turkey instead of the beef, worked great. Served the family and lots leftover for lunch. Thanks for sharing.😊 November 13, 2018 at 5:53pm Reply

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