Easy Taco Soup + VIDEO

  • 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

    *Originally published January 2016. Photos updated and video added*

    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

    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

    The texture of the meat will be slightly different and it may be in larger chunks but if you’re in a really big hurry and don’t have the time to brown your ground beef it works great!

    The texture of the meat will be slightly softer than meat that has been browned. I have made it this way several times before and my kids don’t notice any difference.

    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 9 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 Video

    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*
    Fat 4g6%
    Saturated Fat 1g6%
    Cholesterol 46mg15%
    Sodium 365mg16%
    Potassium 649mg19%
    Carbohydrates 3g1%
    Protein 19g38%
    Vitamin A 405IU8%
    Vitamin C 2mg2%
    Calcium 25mg3%
    Iron 2.5mg14%
    * 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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