My all-time favorite soup recipe that you are going to LOVE! Taco Soup is filled with all your taco favorites. This one is a must-try. This soup is loaded with ground beef, beans, and taco seasoning, and it is super easy to make!
Anything taco is going to be my favorite! I love the bold taste in Mexican-style food, and could eat it every single day, and never get tired of it! This taco soup is perfect for family taco night and one my entire family enjoys.
How to make Taco Soup:
Taco Soup is one of my favorite recipes. I make this for lunch for myself on the stovetop at least twice a week. You can also make it in the slow cooker! Cook your ground beef, and then add your remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and then simmer. When serving for dinner I love to serve them with these Mini Cornbread Muffins.
Taco Soup Ingredients:
- Ground beef: I like to use lean ground beef. You can also use ground turkey.
- Corn: Use canned or frozen.
- Salsa: Whatever salsa you prefer will work. I use mild store-bought salsa.
- Green chilies
- Taco seasoning: You can use a store-bought mix or make it homemade.
- Black Beans: Drained and rinsed. Make sure you don't skip rinsing them since that could make the soup overly salty.
- Ranch seasoning
- Beef broth
How to make Taco Soup:
Step one: In a large pot cook ground beef, crumbling, and stir occasionally until browned. Drain fat as needed and return to stovetop.
Step two: Next add in your corn, salsa, chilies, black beans, taco seasoning, dry ranch mix and mix together well.
Step three: Pour in beef broth and allow to simmer on medium/low for 30-40 minutes.
Step four: Serve and top with optional toppings.
We love serving our taco soup with anything we would put in tacos. Here are a few ideas.
- Shredded cheese
- Sour cream
- Tortilla strips
How to make Taco Soup in the Slow Cooker:
Yes, you can easily make this in the slow cooker. Just cook your ground beef and add all the rest of the ingredients to the slow cooker. Super simple to make! I have a full recipe on how to do this here, Slow Cooker Taco Soup.
Can I freeze this soup?
Yes, taco soup is really simple to freeze. Once it's done allow it to cool completely then add it to a large freezer bag or into individual bags or freezer safe containers for a single serving.
Keep in the freezer for 3-4 months. Allow thawing in the fridge then reheat in the stovetop or microwave.
How long is taco soup good for?
Taco soup doesn't last long in our house, because I can eat it for all 3 meals of every day. This soup will last 5 to 7 days in your refrigerator. Store in an airtight container with a sealed lid.
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- 1 pound Ground beef
- 15 oz Corn
- 2 cups Salsa
- 2 can Green chilies (4 oz each)
- 15 oz Black beans (rinsed and drained)
- 2 tablespoons Taco seasoning
- 1 ½ tablespoons Dry Ranch mix
- 2 cups Beef broth
- Optional for topping: sour cream, shredded cheese, tortilla chips, cilantro.
- In a large pot cook ground beef, crumbling, and stir occasionally until browned. Drain fat and return to stovetop.
- Add corn, salsa, chilies, black beans, taco seasoning, dry ranch mix and mix together well.
- Pour in beef broth and allow to simmer on medium/low for 30-40 minutes.
- Serve and top with optional toppings.
So easy and delicious!
Thank you so much!
Can this be turned into a crockpot recipe?
Yup, you sure can! Here is that recipe!
Honestly, I thought how good could this soup be, it has minimal ingredients and so easy. I have to say it was delicious!! My co-workers raved and everyone wanted the recipe. Thanks for sharing!!
So happy to hear that!!
Does this soup freeze well?
It sure does! I always freeze in a gallon freezer bag. Allow soup to fully cool before adding to the bag to prevent expansion in the freezer (and a big mess).
Quick, easy and delicious!
My husband and I love it so much. It’s so good. Thank you for the recipes.
Thank you so much! I am glad you enjoyed it!
Oh my goodness! This is indeed the Best Taco Soup recipe. It really amped up my simple Taco soup. I really appreciate you sharing. I'm sure everyone will love it!
So glad you liked the recipe!
Thank you for such a great recipe! I made this today, replacing the beef with ground turkey and the beef broth with chicken broth. I also added an extra tablespoon of taco seasoning. Wow! It was so yummy! I will be making this one again, over and over! Just one suggestion. Somewhere in the recipe, it should be indicated that the black beans are drained and rinsed before being added to the pot.
So glad you liked it Kim! And yes beans are rinsed, I didn't realize that wasn't in there. Thanks for letting me know.
I know it says 580 calories... but what is the serving amount? I replaced the packaged taco seasoning with homemade the second time I made it, and it gave it sooo much more flavor! Very good
Hi Sarah! I am working on getting all my recipe updated with actual nutrition fact cards. I just updated this one and made it 8 servings which should be a little more then 1 cup and with that the serving the calories changed 317.
If you do change anything I love using this site, https://www.verywellfit.com/recipe-nutrition-analyzer-4157076
You can plug in how many servings you want and change anything that you added in!
This was very good, made a double batch at my kids' place for my college kids to freeze. Can add an onion, etc, but really not necessary.
I am trying to find easy recipes for them to make themselves that they really like. This is one. I do recommend a chunkier salsa, and I used frozen corn. Next time I may try with chicken.
So happy to hear that Jenny!
This recipe looks so delicious, I can’t wait to make it! I noticed it was 580 calories. Is that for the whole pot or per serving? With the listed ingredients I can’t imagine it would be per serving. I guess my question is how many calories per serving and what is the serving size? Thanks so much!
Hi Beth! The Calorie count is per serving but since I don't have the calorie card I get my general count from this site. You can plug in what you use and how you divide it up. I hope to be installing the calorie card to my site soon!
This is the site, https://www.verywellfit.com/recipe-nutrition-analyzer-4157076
How many servings does this make do you find?
Hi Mary, I would say this can serve 6-8 people depending on their appetite 😉
This was delicious!!
I only had diced tomatoes with green chilie and I also added a can of pinto beans because I like more beans
Will be making again for sure!
So happy to hear that you liked it Karen! My mom is the same and always adds more beans! Haha!!
Am making your taco soup recipe for the first time. Since you don’t mention whether corn & black beans are drained I didn’t drain them. Hope it’s still ok
Let me know how you liked it Donna! Sorry I did not make that clear. I have made it both ways and love it the same but my husband preferrers the beans to be rinsed.
I made this almost exactly the way you did. The only change I made was before taken it off the stove i stirred in some heavy cream...made it creamy...yum..Thank you for sharing
That sounds amazing Sherry I love the idea of making it creamy! So glad you enjoyed the recipe.
My whole family’s new FAVORITE!! I make A LOT of new recipes all the time. I try at least 1-2 new recipes that I find on Pinterest a week usually, and this is seriously one of my family’s favorites now. I follow the directions EXACTLY and omg THANK YOU!! 😀 😀 We’re having it again tonight 🙂
Woo!! That makes me so happy Heather!! So glad that you and your family enjoy it so much, it's one of my favorites also!
Do you add any other liquid? Like water or any kind of broth or stock?
Yes the recipe calls for 2 cups of beef broth and that is all I add to it. Hope you enjoy the recipe Gabby!
I made this tonight for dinner and it was sooo good! I added rice to mine & used Rotel tomatoes that had the green chilies in it and was in love! Thank you for sharing this recipe!
So happy to hear that!! Also I will be trying this with rice in it, that sounds so good!
This recipe sounds delicious! I plan to make it tomorrow. My only question is how spicy do the 2 cans of green chilies make it? My son won't eat anything spicy. Could I only use one or leave them out altogether?
I personally don't find this soup spicy but I also love spicy food. So don't take my word for it! I think you can skip the green chilis or use less.
If you skip them taste the soup and add more seasoning as needed. You could add green bell peppers and allow them to cook a little longer to get soft if you want something else in it's place.
Hope you and your son enjoy the recipe! My kids love it with shredded cheese and sour cream to help cool down any spice. =)
My favorite soup recipe for sure!! Making it for the third time tonight!!