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Tasty Taco Soup Recipe

Tasty Taco Soup Recipe

When I serve this soup at parties, everyone asks for the recipe. It makes a lot, so if I'm not feeding a crowd, I freeze the leftovers. —Jennifer Villarreal, Texas City, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 2 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) whole kernel corn, undrained
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) Ranch Style beans (pinto beans in seasoned tomato sauce)
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • Tortilla chips and shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the taco seasoning, corn, beans and tomatoes. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  • 2. Place tortilla chips in soup bowls; ladle soup over top. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 8 servings (about 2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without chips and cheese) equals 380 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 1,395 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Reviews for Tasty Taco Soup

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2016

"Just tried this soup for dinner tonight. 1 2 3 EZ as it could be. Very tasty . A good diet soup if you are counting calories or points. Just rinse everything to lower the sodium and use low fat beef or chicken would be good too. Fast work night dish."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2015

"Simple , delicious, quick. A hit with friends and family."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2015

"Very tasty. Mixed this recipe with the Mexican chicken soup recipe on toh and soup turned out very good. I did use ground turkey and 2 cans of black beans, Yum!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2015

"We've been using this recipe for years though not acquired from here. we love it. Easy to make and very tasty."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2015

"I've made a version of this for years. I use 2 lbs of meat and 2 pkgs of taco seasoning and 2 of each, the corn, ranch style beans and I usually use 1 can of Rotel tomatoes and I can of diced. I also use 2 jars of Old El Paso Taco sauce. I have a large family so never any left, but it does freeze very well!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2015

"I make this all the time. I only use one can of beans as I am not a fan of beans. Really good with added rice."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2015

"Excellent soup! I use only 1 can of corn. Instead of Ranch Beans, I use regular pinto, black or kidney beans--whatever kind of beans I have on hand. When I've mixed it all up, I put it in the microwave for 20 minutes instead of on the stove. It cooks great that way."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2015

"Very good. quick and easy and great for a cold day."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2014

"Easy to make & delicious. I've made this as the recipe stated the first time & then I made it a 2nd time with a few changes. I used frozen corn, 1 can pinto, & 1 can black beans, 1 can diced tomatoes w/chilis plus 1 can diced tomatoes. Either way it hits the spot on a cold day."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2014

"easy to make but made too much proportionately. i added quite a bit more seasonings than just the packet. was good served with cheese, chips & sour cream."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2014

"I made half the original recipe and it was not only easy it was very good and thick. I bought diced tomatoes with jalapenos and added canned green chiles and diced onion. This soup has a real kick!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2014

"This soup is delicious. Have made it four times in the last two months."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2014

"Delicious! Made this for family game night and was a hit. I did add onion and green pepper, a bag of frozen corn, and a 14 oz. can of diced tomatoes with green chilis. Instead of the two cans of tomatoes, I used a 28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes. Used what I had on hand and it worked. Will make it again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2014

"Makes a great vegetarian dish. Leave out the ground beef. Put the corn, tomatoes, and CHILI BEANS together in a pot; add the packet of taco seasoning , heat and stir. I have never used the tortilla chips since it tastes great on its own."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

"This recipe is so easy and my family loves it! I did add more ground beef (2 pds) . Plus lots of cheese..my kids are cheese lovers. This recipe can also be doubled..I made extra and put it in a crock pot for my husband and his co-workers. They thought it was delicious.."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2012

"I did make some modifications, so I cannot give it 5 stars. I only used 1 can of corn (drained) and tomatoes, I used 2 packets of taco seasoning (1 spicey and 1 low sodium). I did not use the flour tortillas; I felt the tortilla chips were enough. With those changes it made a good, quick weeknight meal."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2012

"5 Star from our House !

Quick - Easy - Great Flavor !"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2012

"Very tasty. Just note, if you follow the directions exactly this comes out more like a stew but if you bring the pot to a boil before simmering you will end up with more liquid which will make it more soup-y."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2012

"Tried this recipe last night for dinner and it was delicious. I added about 1/2 tsp cumin, and 1/2 of a fairly large jalepeno pepper to spice it up some, as my taco seasoning was low salt which made it taste a little flat. I definitely will make this again, so fast and easy. Thanks!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2012

"My whole family and our friends enjoyed this satisfying meal! I doubled it and froze half for later."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2012

"We don't generally go for anything with pinto beans in it, but this was a hit! We usually cannot find the Ranch style beans here in the East, so I substituted plain pinto beans and added some tomato sauce."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2012

"Good! Will fix again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2012

"Made this soup last evening for dinner. It was delicious... We enjoyed it very much and will make it again...I did use pinto beans as that is what was on hand.."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"Just made this tonight and was so good! (a little more soupy than what it shows = perfect!)

One addition we made was to top with sour cream and Mexican cheddar pepper jack cheese...we also used corn chips instead of tortilla"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"This was so easy to prepare and absolutely delicious! We topped ours with shredded cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream. We'll make this again and again!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2012

"To the person (Travlnman02)who would NEVER make this soup because of the salt?? WHY review it? so silly to even make your statement, it is a good soup, sorry you can't figure out how to make it your own without being insulting.Reviews are to let people know what you thought of the taste. Not to let people know you are not going to make it..Silly, silly man."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2012

"I added minced red onion and 2 taco seasoning pkts for a little more flavor. This make ALOT! Next time I would probably cut in half, though it was nice to freeze for later use. I did not use this recipe as a soup, I used it as an appetizer. Served it in a crockpot with Scoops Tostios. The cheese in a small little dish to use if desired. The scoop is perfect to fill up and pop in your mouth...it was a BIG HIT!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2012

"This is one of our extended family's favorite recipes. It is good without the corn. We top with chopped green onions, grated cheese and sour cream. Yummy!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2012

"I would never make this recipe as it is given. Too much salt from processed foods. It might be something to pursue with fresh vegetables and chicken stock. I like the ingredients but not the canned items because of the salt. I don't see a need for flour tortillas with this dish especially since your already including corn tortillas in the bowl. Fresh homemade salsa on the top instead of cheese also sounds better to me and would add a little spice. I am also not a fan of packaged Taco Seasonings when you can use fresh seasonings instead."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2012

"Wonderful and filling, thanks for the post."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2012

"Great recipe! Super easy and so good. :D"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

"OK.....For most people, the sodium content would be high, but this seems to be an easy recipe to amend to your own particular needs and tastes. Some of us, however, have, or live with, people with HIGH sodium needs, so it's a bonus when we find recipes like this! It's like a vacation for our salt shaker!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

"After making this I add crumbled corn chips, place it in casserole dish, put cheddar cheese on top and bake it until cheese is browned. Makes a great dish and you can make it ahead except for browning the cheese"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

"I make this all the time, but I add black beans, pinto beans, red beans and tomatoes with green chiles. I also add 1 more package of taco seasoning plus water if you want a little more liquid. Its awesome!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

"A deliciouis soup and very easy to make. My husband and son really like it. Leftovers are very good, too. Definitely a keeper!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

"I make a Taco Soup with these ingredients plus I use the Ranch Style Beans with Jalapeno, 15 oz. White Hominy, 15 oz. Yellow Hominy, 15 oz. Black Beans, 15 oz. Pinto Beans, Low Sodium V8 juice, Low Soduim Veggie Broth, and extra chili powder. Drain and rinse the beans and hominy except the Ranch Style before adding to pot. It is great and freezes very well!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

"I have been making this soup for many years with the following additions: chopped onions cooked with the meat, 1 can of chopped green chiles, 1 can sliced olives, and sometimes I use chili beans for the beans. Excellent recipe....everyone loves it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

"I would never make this recipe because the sodium content is way too high. However, I would do this instead. Use frozen corn, and beans in a package not canned. Eliminate the taco seasoning and just add a heaping tablespoon of Chili Powder. This will reduce the sodium content considerably."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

"It's also very good with a small can of chopped green chilies."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

"1400mg sodium in ONE cup? Make your own seasoning and use no-salt added diced tomatoes, then maybe it would be acceptable."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

"I really like the ranch dressing mix in mine. It really gives it an extra boost of flavor!!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

"To the person looking for the ranch style pinto beans, they have them at Walmart."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2012

"use chili beans if you can't find the other."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

"This was good but it needed a little more of a kick. Next time I'll add cumin."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2010

"My husband and I love this soup! And he is not even a soup-eater! I added a can of black beans and some cumin to mine for a little extra flavor. This is such an easy week night meal and it freezes well for later too!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2010

"I can't make it because I can't find the beans. Where are they or is there something I can substitute??"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2010

"This soup is amazing tasting. I would make it for a family gathing anytime. It will feed alot of people and my family loves mexican food. It is very easy to make. D Beecher"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

"The sodium content of this soup sans chips etc is amazing! Shudder to think what it is with chips etc. Use low sodium ingredients if you can find them and help save your blood pressure! LAG"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

"the weight watcher's version was passed on to me with 1 can of Rotel, 1 can of corn, 1 can of pinto beans and additionally a pkg of ranch dressing mix. It's no longer soup but it can be served over tortilla chips (6 points w/lean ground beef) or lettuce (4 points w/lean ground beef)."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2010

"I substituted two 21 ounce cans of Texas Ranchero Beans, because I couldn't find two 15 ounce cans, and the recipe turned out great, even with the additional quantity of beans. We thought it was very tasty and it will be a recipe we will make again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2010

"I made this recipe today and we all loved it! It couldn't be easier, or tastier! I knew my daughter in Colorado would love it too so I just sent it to her so she can make it for her family. I wouldn't change a thing about this recipe. It's a keeper!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2010

"i made this taco soup for the first time everyone loved it!!! the only thing i did different was used corn bread muffins!!! it was great"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 6, 2009

"This is the first Taco Soup I've made or eaten. My husband & I love it! My children are adjusting. :) This is now a regular part of my monthly menu. We love to top our nachos with it too."

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