Simple Taco Soup Recipe
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Simple Taco Soup Recipe

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We first sampled this chili-like soup at a church dinner. It's a warming dish on a cold day. And since it uses packaged seasonings and several cans of vegetables, it's a snap to prepare. —Glenda Taylor, Sand Springs, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (16 ounces) mild chili beans, undrained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomato with green chilies
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, optional
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 370 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 1369mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 7g fiber), 27g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add taco seasoning and mix well. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Yield: 6-8 servings (about 2 quarts).
Originally published as Simple Taco Soup in Quick Cooking March/April 1998, p14

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sd20 User ID: 5560294 256992
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2016

"Easy to make and very flavorable. Did not add the pinto beans. Will make again.."

angmclanc User ID: 3282588 254801
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2016

"One of my favorite cold-weather soups. The only change I made was using ground turkey instead of the beef. Other than that, it's perfect."

Maskatear User ID: 8932647 254045
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2016

"This soup is really yummy. I have had several requests for the recipe after having tasted the soup when I've made it. This definitely does not happen with most of the recipes I've tried. This one is a keeper. I will be making it again and again."

Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 254012
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2016

"Very good and simple. I did add a chopped onion with the beef and added an extra cup of water. I like it with more juice."

mumsay User ID: 7742579 247166
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2016

"Really good recipe. My whole family liked it. I added a little more water to make it more soupy and left out the can of pinto beans. Will make it again."

Motleigh User ID: 8798992 245184
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2016

"really good quick recipe . I used diced tomatoes instead of the stewed, and substituted salsa for the ranch seasoning. I served it with crispy tortilla strips and shredded cheese."

Smorger User ID: 8790264 244773
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2016

"Excellent recipe not only easy to make its quick and DELICIOUS!!"

Maryann448 User ID: 8790052 244759
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2016

"This is a great recipe. I tweaked it by changing to 1 lb sweet Italian sausage and 1 lb ground beef. I also added 2 add'l cans of the stewed tomatoes and 2 more cans of kidney beans along with 1/2 can tomato paste, 1/2 cup sugar, couple teasp. crushed red pepper, pinch of salt and pepper and finally some chopped garlic in oil and passed it off as chili at our work chili cook-off. I won the contest so thank you for sharing!!!"

kedens User ID: 4759807 244541
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2016

"Really Yummy. I cut the recipe in half and ended up using the full amount of liquid and it still was not very soupy so that is the only thing I would change about it in the future."

lksiebe User ID: 3796719 244083
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2016

"For those who need low sodium, I make my own mixes and just leave out the salt. They work very well in most recipes."

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