Oh my gosh, we had the busiest day, you know what I’m talking about right? It has literally been SO CRAZY. Then got home, and everyone is tired… and cranky… and hungry!
We’ve all been there, right? I mean I love my recipe for Slow Cooker King Ranch Chicken Soup but what happens if you don’t plan ahead? Should I make Pressure Cooker Chicken Taco Soup or maybe Instant Pot Beef Taco Soup? But what if you don’t have a pressure cooker? Then you NEED this recipe, right?!!!
Oh my gosh, If you’re not sure what to make when you’re short on time, this is the soup for you!
Taco Soup Recipe
I also love this recipe because it makes enough for leftovers! Can I get a heck yes?
Soup leftovers are the best because then I have lunch for a few days after that.
Warming up midday with a warm bowl of homemade Taco Soup is amazing on a cold winter day! So much flavor!
My kids love it when I send it to school is this awesome thermos and they have warm soup for lunch!
Grocery list for Taco Soup?
- Ground beef
- Black beans
- Canned corn with peppers
- Canned chili beans in chili sauce
- Can petite diced tomatoes
- Can diced tomatoes with green chilies
- Chili powder
- Black pepper
- Beef broth low sodium
What kind of beans go in taco soup?
I use black beans and chili beans, but in a pinch, you can use really any kind of beans you have on hand. Kidney or white beans – even garbanzo beans! Having said that the black bean/chili bean combination is my favorite
Optional Toppings for Easy Taco Soup
- Sour cream
- Lime wedges
- Corn or tortilla chips
- sSliced jalapenos
- Shredded cheese
- Diced onions
- Diced fresh tomatoes
Variations for Easy Taco Soup
Swap out the beef for ground turkey or chicken to lighten up your meal.
Got leftovers? Turn an ordinary salad into a Taco Salad by ladling a spoonful on top of your salad, delicious!
Top off a platter of tortilla chip with leftovers. Just strain out the extra juice, add your favorite toppings and you have Taco Nachos!!
Easy Taco Soup Recipe
To make this Taco super easy make sure you have big dutch oven to make everything in!
I never know what the hype over a dutch oven was but ever since I bought one I use it all the time!
How do you make Taco Soup?
- Chop the onion and mince the garlic.
- Add the hamburger to a large pot on the stove. Brown the hamburger and onion.
- Add the garlic and sauté for just a minute more. Drain grease.
- Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Bring to a boil.
- Simmer for 20 minutes stirring occasionally.
The big bonus with this soup? It freezes GREAT and leftovers on day two? They taste even better, well… ahem… if you have leftovers that is! This is super tasty, I know you’ll love it!!
Helpful Tools when Making Taco Soup
More of my favorite Soups and Stew Recipes!
- Beer Cheese Soup
- Cheesy Bacon Potato Soup Recipe
- Crock Pot Beef and Vegetable Soup
- Chilis Enchilada Soup Recipe
- Turkey & Corn Chowder
- Crock Pot Beef Stew
- Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
What is your favorite quick and easy meal! Comment below, I want to hear from you!!! If you’re like me and snap a photo tag me on Instagram @julieseatsandtreats or #julieseatsandtreats that way I’m sure to see your pictures!!
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Taco Soup Recipe
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 small onion chopped
- 5 cloves garlic minced
- 15 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
- 15 oz can corn with peppers
- 15 oz can chili beans in chili sauce
- 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes
- 10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp cumin
- 4 c. beef broth low sodium
- Toppings of choice: Sour Cream, Avocado, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, etc.
- In a large dutch oven brown hamburger and onion about 5-6 minutes. During the last minute of cooking add garlic and saute for an additional minute. Drain grease.
- Add the rest of the topping to dutch oven and stir to combine, bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer for 20 minutes stirring occasionally.
- Serve immediately with your choice of toppings.