Easy Taco Soup

Easy Taco Soup – we make this at least twice a month! Super easy to make and tastes delicious! Ground beef, taco seasoning, Ranch seasoning, pinto beans, black beans, corn, salsa, and chicken broth. Ready to eat in 20 minutes! Great freezer meal! Can also cook in the slow cooker all day. #tacosoup #soup #mexican #glutenfree #crockpot #slowcooker

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This Easy Taco Soup has been on repeat at our house. We just can’t get enough of it. This is super easy to make and it tastes GREAT! Ground beef, black beans, pinto beans, corn, ranch seasoning, taco seasoning, salsa, and chicken broth. This is seriously the BEST! Top the soup with some Fritos and your favorite taco toppings. YUM! We love this soup so much that it is already back on the menu this week!

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How to Make Taco Soup with Salsa

This soup is super simple to make. Brown the ground beef. Add in black beans, pinto beans, corn, ranch seasoning, taco seasoning, salsa, and chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Easy peasy!

  • Can substitute ground turkey for the ground beef in the soup.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-ranch-dressing-mix/
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • Our favorite store-bought salsas are Pace Picante Sauce, Mateo’s, Kylito’s, and Pace Restaurant-Style Salsa.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Salsa: https://www.plainchicken.com/superior-grill-salsa/
  • You can substitute a jar of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles for the salsa. Add an extra cup of broth if you use Rotel.
  • I used chicken broth in this soup. Feel free to use any broth you prefer – chicken, beef, vegetable, or turkey broth are all good.
  • I suggest salt-free or low sodium broth if using store-bought seasoning packets.
  • Can Taco Soup be made in the crockpot? Yes! Brown the meat and add all the ingredients to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW or HIGH until heated through.
  • Can Taco Soup be frozen? Yes! You can freeze the leftover soup for a quick meal later. Allow the soup to cool completely and transfer to a plastic container or freezer bag. To reheat, thaw and reheat on the stovetop, in the crockpot, or in the microwave.
bowl of taco soup with fritos

What to Serve with Taco Soup

We like to top the soup with some Fritos, sour cream, and shredded cheese. SO good! Whip up some cornbread and you are set! Leftovers taste equally delicious. Give this a try ASAP! I promise you won’t be disappointed!

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bowl of taco soup with fritos

Easy Taco Soup

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Easy Taco Soup – we make this at least twice a month! Super easy to make and tastes delicious! Ground beef, taco seasoning, Ranch seasoning, pinto beans, black beans, corn, salsa, and chicken broth. Ready to eat in 20 minutes! Great freezer meal! Can also cook in the slow cooker all day. #tacosoup #soup #mexican #glutenfree #crockpot #slowcooker

Ingredients:

  • lb lean ground beef
  • 1 (15-oz) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15-oz) can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15-oz) can corn, drained
  • 1 (16-oz) jar salsa
  • 1 (1-oz) packet Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 (1-oz) packet Taco seasoning
  • 4 cups unsalted chicken broth

Instructions:

  • In a Dutch oven, cook ground beef until no longer pink. Drain fat.
  • Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.

Notes:

4 jars of salsa on the countertop
  • Our favorite store-bought salsas are Pace Picante Sauce, Mateo’s, Kylito’s, and Pace Restaurant-Style Salsa.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Salsa: https://www.plainchicken.com/superior-grill-salsa/
  • You can substitute a jar of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles for the salsa. Add an extra cup of broth if you use Rotel.
  • I used chicken broth in this soup. Feel free to use any broth you prefer – chicken, beef, vegetable, or turkey broth are all good.
  • I suggest salt-free or low sodium broth if using store-bought seasoning packets.
  • Can Taco Soup be made in the crockpot? Yes! Brown the meat and add all the ingredients to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW or HIGH until heated through.
  • Can Taco Soup be frozen? Yes! You can freeze the leftover soup for a quick meal later. Allow the soup to cool completely and transfer to a plastic container or freezer bag. To reheat, thaw and reheat on the stovetop, in the crockpot, or in the microwave.

Steph

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  1. This is STILL one of my go-to recipes, and one of my grown sons just asked me for my recipe! I had to turn him on to your webpage! ; ) You’re the best – love all of your recipes. #wehavethesametastes ~Candi

    1. I wouldn't use prepared Ranch dressing. You only want the seasoning, not the sour cream/mayo that is in the dressing

  2. What weight is the taco seasoning mix please….ours come in 2 sizes here in Australia. Also would a tin of crushed or chopped tomatoes work???? I can't wait to make this!!!!!

  3. We did this a third time the other day (double batch). I can eat it for lunch at work all week & not get tired of it. One of my favorite soups. Pics on my page.

  4. This stuff is the bomb! It was a huge hit at my Super Bowl party yesterday. I doubled up on it & still had none to take home. It's now in my regular rotation.

  5. I made this last night! OMG, delicious! I past the recipe on to everyone I know. I'm a little late on the whole "taco soup" trend. But not anymore! Thanks to you & Pinterest! Lol

  6. I was going to make it based on the first pic, but then the one with fritos and sour cream !?! I was thinking a side of corn bread, but you don't really need it with the Fritos. Maybe a side salad would be nice.

    Headed out to the store for some ingredients right now!

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