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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

122 thoughts on “Easy Taco Soup + VIDEO”

  1. Pretty good, and easy, but personally I’d only use half (or even less) tomatoes. It’s pretty acidic and the tomato flavor is overpowering.

  2. 5 stars
    I made this tonight as written except for adding a can of Rotel. It was excellent. Even my picky husband had two bowls. Thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    This was a great soup. I followed the recipe exactly and it was sooooo good! I then added frozen corn from the garden because I remembered I needed to use it up. The spices in your soup were just perfect for us. I will make your soup recipe often!! thx

  4. 4 stars
    I made this tonight for dinner and everyone loved it. I altered the recipe a little, I used beef broth but added 1 chicken bullion cube and a packet of taco seasoning in addition to the seasoning in the recipe. Delicious!!

  5. Soup is good but when I went to track the Marcos they didn’t make any sense! How is all the beans and corn only 3 grams of carbs in one serving. It’s coming up for about 30 grams for me

    • Hi! I definitely recommend running the nutrition info through another source because this one can be really off sometimes and I haven’t figured out why. It’s really annoying. I will run it through and update the recipe. Thanks!

  6. 4 stars
    I did the taco soup in the crockpot and my family loved it and also I made a corn casserole in crockpot for Thanksgiving and my husband absolutely loved it!! Thanks for sharing 👍🏻😁

  7. 5 stars
    I made this with hot sausage, spicy chili beans, medium black beans, and everything else as the recipe says. it is spicy and delicious. definitely a favorite of mine.

  8. 5 stars
    The recipe is really good I didn’t add the second can of beef broth
    Baked a pan of cornbread with green chili and sharp cheddar cheese added to the mixture perfect fit.
    Thank you for the recipe my husband loves it

  9. 2 stars
    The crockpot version disintegrated the ground beef. Not enough taco seasoning had to add a lot. Had to add more beans 👎 be prepared to modify the recipe.


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