Quick Taco Soup Recipe
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Quick Taco Soup Recipe

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My family—husband Dave and I and our three teenagers—enjoy this spicy, hearty soup. It's a nice change of pace from regular soups and it's also fast to make.—Debbie Moffitt, Albany, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 envelope (1-1/4 ounces) taco seasoning
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup water
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sliced green onions, sour cream and corn chips or tortilla chips, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 262 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 994mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 5g fiber), 22g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the taco seasoning, tomatoes, beans and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cook until heated through.
  2. Ladle into individual bowls; top with cheese. If desired, also top with onions, corn chips and sour cream. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Taco Soup in Country Ground Beef 1993, p9

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AmandaNel User ID: 4316068 20744
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2010

"I rated this recipe a 4 instead of a 5 because if I hadn't added extra taco seasoning, cayenne pepper, and chili pepper it would have been pretty bland. I also added a 4 oz can of green chilies. I had a 28 ounce can of stewed tomatoes and I am glad I used the whole can otherwise it wouldn't have been soup. My husband is not a fan of tomatoes so he thinks it would be much better with diced tomatoes, that way the tomatoes wouldn't be so big :)"

LeslieCheney User ID: 5083663 20582
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2010

"One of my husband's favorite meals, especially since it is easy to reheat and have as a leftover. Also, we've made it on camping trips, because of how easy is to make and how many it feeds."

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