Taco Soup – Recipe Girl

This Taco Soup recipe is a very popular choice for an easy, family friendly dinner recipe.

taco soup in a bowl topped with sour cream and shredded cheese

If you’re looking for an easy recipe to make for a lot of people, consider this one. It’s the perfect sort of recipe to make for a big Super Bowl party or a large gathering of friends. Everyone loves a good comfort food dish, and that’s what this is! Although this taco soup recipe is titled a “soup,” it’s not really a soupy soup. It’s more like a thick chili that is adorned with some great toppings.

ingredients displayed for making taco soup

🛒 Ingredients Needed:

  • lean ground beef
  • lean ground turkey
  • onion
  • canned kidney and pinto beans
  • canned sweet white corn
  • canned Mexican-style stewed tomatoes
  • canned diced tomatoes
  • canned tomatoes with chiles
  • canned diced green chiles
  • taco seasoning mix
  • Ranch salad dressing mix
  • Fritos and desired toppings
four photos showing how to make taco soup

✏️ How to make Taco Soup:

*The complete, printable recipe is in the recipe card at the end of this post.

  1. Brown the beef and turkey with the onions in a large skillet. Drain fat, then transfer cooked meat and onions to a large slow cooker (or stockpot). Add beans, corn, tomatoes, chiles, olives and seasonings; cook in slow cooker on low for 6 to 8 hours (or simmer on low heat for about 1 hour if using a pot on the stove).
  2. To serve: sprinkle a few corn chips in the bottom of a bowl and ladle soup over them. Top with desired garnishes.
pot of taco soup

➡️ Tips and Substitutions:

  • Add some ground sweet Italian sausage into the mix, if you’d like!
  • You can change up the beans– using white beans or chili beans.
  • It’s okay to leave out the corn. Honestly, I wouldn’t mess with the rest of the ingredients though. The combination of everything just works in this recipe!
  • Fixings to serve with the soup (like corn chips) are not included in the nutritional information. If you happen to be following the Weight Watchers WW plan, make this recipe with ALL 99% lean ground turkey. You’ll find a link to the WW Points on the recipe card below.
pot of taco soup with ladle

✔️ What are the best garnishes for taco soup?

  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream
  • jalapeños or pickled jalapeños
  • chunks of avocado or tomato
  • chopped bell pepper
  • guacamole
  • chopped lettuce
  • sliced black olives
  • chopped onion
two photos showing fritos in a bowl and then soup poured over

❤️ What I love about this recipe:

  1. It’s a super easy, perfect-for-Game-Day Taco Soup recipe. Just pile this “soup” on top of a good handful of Fritos. It’s so good!
  2. You get tacos and Fritos all in one meal!
  3. It’s nice to serve at a party. Set up a taco soup bar with a whole bunch of toppings, and let your guests have at it.
  4. It’s so easy to make in the slow cooker!
bowl of taco soup

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Taco Soup

This Taco Soup recipe is a very popular choice for an easy and family friendly dinner recipe.

Recipe Details

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours 25 minutes

Course: Soup

Cuisine: Mexican

Keyword: easy taco soup recipe, taco soup, taco soup recipe

Servings: 16 servings

Calories: 241kcal

Author: RecipeGirl.com (adapted from Paula Deen)

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Ingredients

  • 16 ounces lean ground beef
  • 16 ounces lean ground turkey (use ALL ground turkey- no beef, if you’re counting WW Points)
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • Two 15.5-ounce cans pinto beans, drained & rinsed
  • One 15.5-ounce can kidney beans, drained & rinsed
  • One 15.25-ounce can sweet white corn, drained
  • One 14.5-ounce can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes
  • One 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • One 14.5-ounce can tomatoes with chiles
  • One 4.6-ounce can mild, diced green chiles
  • One 1.25-ounce package taco seasoning mix
  • One 1-ounce package Ranch salad dressing mix
  • Fritos, sour cream, grated cheese, pickled jalapenos etc. (as desired, for serving)

Instructions

  1. Brown the beef and turkey with the onions in a large skillet. Drain fat, then transfer cooked meat and onions to a large slow cooker (or stockpot). Add beans, corn, tomatoes, chiles, olives and seasonings; cook in slow cooker on low for 6 to 8 hours (or simmer on low heat for about 1 hour if using a pot on the stove).

  2. To serve: sprinkle a few corn chips in the bottom of a bowl and ladle soup over them. Top with desired garnishes.

Notes

  • If you are counting WW Points, use all lean ground turkey instead of beef and turkey.
  • Fixings to serve with the soup (like corn chips) are not included in the nutritional information.
  • This really isn’t technically a “soup.” It’s more like a thick chili-sort of dish and it’s fabulous over the corn chips- don’t leave those out!
  • Add sliced, black olives if you’d like (optional).
  • Consider other garnishes too: guacamole, chopped onions, lettuce, tomatoes, etc.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 241kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 41mg, Sodium: 663mg, Potassium: 614mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 345IU, Vitamin C: 14.3mg, Calcium: 77mg, Iron: 3.3mg

Easy Taco Soup recipe

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