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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*

This easy taco soup is a lifesaver!  It can be made both on the stovetop 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

Taco Soup made in the Crockpot

As I mentioned earlier, this soup can easily be made in a 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 the slow cooker and break it up into medium/small chunks. Continue by adding the 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 softer than the meat that has been browned.

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 Soup

Now, there are sooo many options for 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!!

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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

Course: Slow Cooker, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crockpot, slow cooker, 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! 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 + servings
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
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  • 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



  • 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. 
  • 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.


  • 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. 
  • Cover with lid and cook on high 4-6 hours or low 8-10 hours. Serve with desired toppings.



  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


Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 365mg | Potassium: 649mg | Vitamin A: 405IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2.5mg

103 thoughts on “Easy Taco Soup + VIDEO”

  1. 5 stars
    This taco soup was sooo delicious! It will be a stanby recipe. We made it tonight for a superbowl/Valentine family get together and it got rave reviews! We made a huge pot of it to feed 30 people and it turned out amazing and so flavorful! It was also so easy to throw together. Thanks for sharing!!!

    • Hi, so sorry I didn’t answer your question sooner!! I am not sure what the amount is in a serving size. I am so glad you asked me this question though because it made me realize I should measure and find out how much is in a serving size. Thanks for asking!!

  2. 5 stars
    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!

    • 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!! 🙂

    • 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! 🙂

  3. 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.

    • 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! 🙂

    • 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!

    • 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.


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