Easy Taco Soup

This Easy Taco Soup is full of flavor, hearty, and perfect for any night of the week! Make it on the stovetop in 30 minutes or use your slow cooker and come home to a delicious meal!

This Easy Taco Soup is big on flavor, hearty, and only takes 30 minutes to make! Or make it in the slow cooker and come home to a delicious meal! #soup #easy #healthy #taco

Easy Taco Soup

This easy taco soup is a lifesaver!  It can be made both on the stove top and in the slow cooker.

So, maybe you are on your way home and don’t know what to make for dinner but you do know it needs to be something quick!  Make this taco soup using the stove top version and dinner is on the table in under 30 minutes!  Or you can throw everything into the crockpot and come home to an amazing bowl of soup!  Both are great options and I often take the slow cooker route. 🙂

Some other great soups I have are Slow Cooker Spaghetti and Meatball SoupSlow Cooker Chicken Sausage, and Shrimp Gumbo, and Creamy Cajun Potato Soup <-(my husband really enjoys this one and he’s not a soup fan either!)

This Easy Taco Soup can be made in the slow cooker or on the stovetop (which only takes 30 minutes!). It's hearty, full of flavor, healthy, and great for any day of the week! #crockpot #soup #easy #beef

*Recipe, text, and photos updated July 2018*

Easy Taco Soup made in the Crockpot

As I mentioned earlier this soup can easily be made in the slow cooker. Just brown your meat then dump everything in cover and cook on HIGH 4-6 hours or LOW 8 hours.

You can also place the ground beef in the crockpot raw. Just be sure to use lean ground beef. Place ground beef in slow cooker and break up into smallish chunks. Continue by adding in remaining ingredients and cook the same.

This Easy Taco Soup is a great weeknight meal! It only takes 30 minutes to make or you can use your slow cooker to do the work for you. It's hearty, full of flavor, and perfect for any night of the week! #crockpot #soup #beef #taco

This Easy Taco Soup can be made in 30 minutes or less! Or make it in the slow cooker and come home to a delicious hearty meal! #soup #easy #taco #healthy

Quick and Easy Taco Soup

Now there are sooo many options when it comes to serving this wonderful bowl of goodness.  Top it with avocado, guacamole, sour cream, shredded cheese, cilantro, chips…… basically, anything you would top your tacos with you can put on top of this soup!

My kids are not soup fans but they do like this soup.  Well actually in their words “Mom we don’t like it, we love it!”

I remember the first time they used that line on me.  They said the first half and then paused for a while, you know for effect, then finished.  Where do they learn these things?  Little stinkers!!

5 from 4 votes
This Easy Taco Soup is big on flavor, hearty, and only takes 30 minutes to make! Or make it in the slow cooker and come home to a delicious meal! #soup #easy #healthy #taco
Easy Taco Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
This Easy Taco Soup is full of flavor, hearty, and perfect for any night of the week! Make it on the stovetop in 30 minutes or use your slow cooker and come home to a delicious meal! 
Course: Slow Cooker, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crockpot, slow cooker, taco soup
Servings: 6 + servings
Calories: 130 kcal
Author: Countryside Cravings
Ingredients
  • 1 pound (500g) lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups (946ml) beef or chicken broth or stock
  • 1 (15 oz) (432g) corn, drained
  • 1 (15 oz) (425g) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz) (425g) chili beans in chili sauce
  • 1 (28 oz) (793g) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (4 oz) (113g) chopped green chiles
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, onion powder, and garlic powder
  • Salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste
Instructions
STOVE TOP VERSION:
  1. In a large dutch oven or pot brown the ground beef and onions until meat is no longer pink. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes. 

  2. Add remaining ingredients. Cover with lid and simmer for 15 minutes. Serve with toppings of choice. Can also be simmered longer if desired, just stir occasionally.
SLOW COOKER VERSION:
  1. Place raw ground beef in the bottom of the crockpot and break up into small chunks (or if you prefer you can brown it). Add in all other ingredients except toppings and stir together. 

  2. Cover with lid and cook on high 4-6 hours or low 8-10 hours. Serve with desired toppings.
Recipe Notes
  1. Total time reflects stove top version.
  2. Freezer Friendly: Place in a freezer-safe container once cooled. Freeze for up to 2-3 months. Thaw and reheat as needed. 
  3. Topping suggestions: sour cream, chopped cilantro, chopped onions, shredded cheddar, crushed tortilla chips, avocado.......

What to serve with Easy Taco Soup

Nutrition Facts
Easy Taco Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 365mg 15%
Potassium 649mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 8.1%
Vitamin C 2.4%
Calcium 2.5%
Iron 14.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
This Easy Taco Soup is big on flavor, hearty, and only takes 30 minutes to make! Or make it in the slow cooker and come home to a delicious meal! #soup #easy #crockpot #beef

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  • Heather Lawson wrote:

    Can we freeze this kind of soup

    • Malinda wrote:

      Yes this soup will freeze well!! Hope you enjoy! 🙂

  • Helen wrote:

    Do you know the calorie count per one cup of this taco soup?

    • Malinda wrote:

      I am sorry but I don’t have nutrition values for my recipes at this time. I hope to have that available in the future! Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Amanda wrote:

    Do you cook the beef before you put in the crock pot?

    • Malinda wrote:

      You don’t have to cook it before. Just break it up in the bottom of the crockpot before adding in the other ingredients. If you choose not to cook it before be sure to use really lean ground beef. Hope you enjoy!

  • Lisa wrote:

    Can you use ranch bean

    • Malinda wrote:

      Yes, that would be a great substitution. If you are using them to replace the chili beans in the chili sauce you may need to up the seasonings a little. Just taste and adjust to suit your tastes. Thanks and I hope you enjoy! 🙂

      • Mary wrote:

        I love using rsnch style beans in this. If your crew likes hominy, sub that for the corn.

        • Malinda wrote:

          I love the idea of using hominy!! Thank you so much for the suggestion!!

  • Danielle Green wrote:

    This soup looks so filling and delicious!

    • Malinda wrote:

      Thank you!!

  • Center Pizza wrote:

    It looks nice taco soup.Recipe is perfect.I learn new recipe.

    • Malinda wrote:

      Thank you!!

  • Melissa Howell wrote:

    The perfect quick and easy soup!

    • Malinda wrote:

      Thank you!

  • Julie Evink wrote:

    This looks so delicious!! A nice hearty taco soup is always so amazing tasting!!

    • Malinda wrote:

      Thank you Julie!

  • Barbara Moran wrote:

    I need to count carbs for my insulin use. Can you get the nutrition information for me? I would love to eat this soup everyday I think.

  • Barbara Moran wrote:

    I have to count carbs for my insulin use, could you get the nutrition info for me? I so want to try this soup.

    • Malinda wrote:

      Hi Barbara! I am sorry I don’t have nutrition information at this time for my recipes. I am working on getting it and am hoping to have nutrition info for all my recipes by the end of this year. Thank you for asking though! 🙂

  • Jennifer wrote:

    The BEST Taco Soup!! It has so much more flavor than other recipes i’ve tried. Thanks for sharing.

    • Malinda wrote:

      Thank you very much Jennifer!! I am so glad you liked it!! 🙂

  • Lindsay Humes wrote:

    We made this for dinner last week, and it was so delicious. We plan to use it as a freezer-friendly meal for after the baby is born!

    • Malinda Linnebur wrote:

      Thank you Lindsay!! Yes, this will be a great meal to stock the freezer with for when baby comes!! So, exciting and can’t wait for baby to arrive!! 🙂

  • joey wrote:

    Added envelope of taco sasoning and used kidney beans. Definitely a keeper.

    • Malinda Linnebur wrote:

      Thank you so much for sharing your changes!! So glad you liked it!

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