Simple Taco Soup Recipe
- 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
- 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).
1 cup: 370 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 1369mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 7g fiber), 27g protein.
Reviews for Simple Taco Soup
"I make this often and, as with many recipes, I make changes such as adding an onion and not draining the corn before adding it. Sometimes I pour it over rice or pasta and top it with shredded cheese. It's even better the next day and kids like to use tortilla chips as edible spoons."
"Absolutely loved; quick, very easy will make again!!!"
"http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/homemade-ranch-seasoning-mix/ here is a link to make your own dried ranch mixhttp://allrecipes.com/recipe/222165/homemade-taco-seasoning-mix/ and a homemade taco seasoning mix....eliminate the salt in both and add salt to taste if you are worried about salt consumption"
"I have made this soup many times over the years. My husband likes mixing pasta with it and calls it Mexican goulash. The kids like topping it with shredded cheese and sour cream. To fab411, the additional of the packet of ranch salad dressing is included with "Stir in the remaining ingredients." To Woolyhobbies, it's obvious you haven't made the soup and are only injecting your personal opinion about salt consumption. Why don't you create your own low sodium version and post it to be reviewed? I appreciate the reviews and comments from those who actually made the dish and gave an honest opinion. There are some great suggestions given for variations that make this a very versatile recipe."
"Honey Moley...that's a boat load of salt in only 1 cup of soup. What hungry adult is going to eat only 1 cup? A doctor at the Mayo Clinic is quoted as telling us (who are NOT on a low salt diet) to consume 2000 mg of salt for the WHOLE day so with a cup and a half you will be eating more than is healthy. It may be delicious but I'll have to pass."
"An envelope of ranch salad dressing mix is included in the list of ingredients but is not referred to in the directions. Please clarify."
"I made this soup 2 days ago with only a couple changes: 1 lb each gr. beef & Italian sausage, with some onion and garlic powder cook with the meat. I only added less than 1 cup additional water than called for in the recipe and the soup is delicious! We don't like a watery soup but prefer substance and this worked out well. Unlike some posts we liked the pinto beans in the soup!"
"This is a really good soup for the whole family to enjoy. After reading the reviews I did make a few minor adjustments - I used black beans instead of pinto beans, large (28 oz) canned diced tomatoes in place of stewed and diced w/ green chiles cans, and more water (2 1/2 to 3 cups) because I wanted a true soup. I did add the can of green chiles and there was plenty of flavor. I will definitely make this again."
"Easy to make and very flavorable. Did not add the pinto beans. Will make again.."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Excellent recipe not only easy to make its quick and DELICIOUS!!"
"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!!!"
"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."
"For those who need low sodium, I make my own mixes and just leave out the salt. They work very well in most recipes."
"Simple, easy and very good tasting. The only change I made was to use diced tomatos instead of stewed tomatoes,"
"Taco Chilli is one of my favorites except I make mine with Black beans, ground turkey and no stewing tomotoes....AWESOME!!!"
"Has anyone ever made this in a crockpot? Just putting it all together and slow cooking for a few hours? Wanting to do that today on this rainy day!"
"My whole family and my Girl Scout Troop all love this soup. You can control how spicy it is and the girls especially love adding cheese, chips, tomatoes, some even like to put lettuce on top. It's a staple in my house and on Girl Scout overnights!"
"Haven't made this yet, but as I'm raising 3 grandchildren and ALWAYS on the hunt for good, simple AND easy...I will be happy to try it!Adding garlic and onions seems logical to me..come to think about..adding garlic and onions to ANYTHING containing ground meat sounds like it should be etched in granite!P."
"I added chopped onion and garlic when browning the ground beef. Drained it. I added 1 can of northern white chili beans instead of Pinto beans. I didn't add the can of chiles. The diced tomatoes and chiles where plenty hot enough. I added 1 cup of rice and 4 cups water. Put a dash of red pepper and sugar and salsa. Then added colby/monteray jack cheese to cut the spice down."
"My husband loved it! I'll serve it at our next Small Group from Church in 2weeks!"
"This was easy and tasty! I had hamburger and chorizo already cooked from a previous meal so it came together fast! I did add some chopped onion and beef base for a richer flavor. I will make this again!"
"This is a delicious recipe!! I especially love it because it's quick!"
"I love this soup but I use 2 packets of the spicy taco seasoning, a cup of rice and add 4 cups of water instead of 1 1/2 due to the rice soaking up the water. Also sprinkle taco cheese on top and sliced black olives when served."
"This is my Dads favorite soup and we all like even the picky eaters in the family . I found this recipe recently and he has requested it 3 times so far. I did make some adjustments I melted some cheese and half and half in to it but it tastes just fine with out it."
"Very simple and delicious! My mom is on a low sodium diet so we used Old el Paso 30% less sodium taco seasoning. I also used reduced sodium pinto beans and no salt canned corn and stewed tomatoes. Didn't compromise on taste at all! Served it with sour cream, sliced black olives and reduced fat shreaded cheddar cheese as toppings. Family loved it, my picky eaters. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It's a winner!"
"it taste so good"
"I had to moderate the recipe a little. I added some elbow macaroni and left out the diced tomatoes with chiles. My husband and I both have acid reflux. I still enjoyed the Taco mix without all the extra hot ingredients. It is yummy."
"Very easy and tasty! Freezes well, too."
"great soup, all family members love it from young to the very old"
"LOVE this recipe! I make it at least once every couple of weeks during the cold fall and winter months. It's quick to prepare and the leftovers are just as good, if not better. My family also likes to add shredded cheese and tortilla chips on top. Yummy!!"
"So easy, very healthy & extremely tasty!! Definitely a winner with my family!!"
"This is truly a simple, delicious soup! My pickiest eater says it's her favorite food ever!"
"I first made this a few years ago when it first came out in the magazine- carried it to work and they ask for it so much that it's unbelievable."
"normally, I can't eat anything spicy and even though this does have a kick to it if you add the 4 oz of green chilies, it's not too bad. however, you can just leave that out if you choose."