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Flavorful Taco Soup Recipe

Flavorful Taco Soup Recipe

You’ll get a kick out of this hearty, Southwest-inspired soup from Sandi Lee of Houston, Texas. Feel free to dunk your tortilla chips right into it!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
  • 1 can (8-3/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1/2 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
  • Tortilla chips


  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, corn, water, taco seasoning and salad dressing mix. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
  • 2. Spoon into bowls; top with avocado, cheese and cilantro. Serve with chips. Yield: 4 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 328 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 1751mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 8g fiber), 19g protein.

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Limerick User ID: 2190702 248014
Reviewed May. 9, 2016

"Made this soup tonight for dinner. I also made my own taco seasoning which has less salt than those packets. It was delicious! Just enough spice and topped with tortilla strips -- great crunch, no need for cilantro or cheese. Did put a spoonful of sour cream on top. I will make again. Leftovers can go pver rice or whatever you like. Enjoy!"

jetluvs2cook User ID: 1675049 226290
Reviewed May. 13, 2015


kathykjk User ID: 458160 178827
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2009

"Delicious recipe; I made it vegetarian! Eliminate the beef and add an extra can of beans (drained). I used black beans."

robox1 User ID: 3107073 141833
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2009

"This soup is wonderful with Black Beans as well as Pinto Beans."

jcoffia User ID: 2016244 89431
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2009

"I add the corn, pinto beans and 2 cans of white hominy, I make it for my Doctor, and he loves the hominy.And I agree with one cook, it gets better the next day.The toppings in the recipe make this soup sooooo much better.

Thanks for the recipe.

Celestes User ID: 2678116 163032
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2008

"I double this recipe and use one whole packet of taco seasoning and one whole packet of ranch dressing mix. It's better the second day when the seasonings have blended well."

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