Rediscovering the Joy of Cooking

September 17, 2008

Taco Soup

Filed under: beef, soup — Emily @ 1:07 am

This soup is delicious! It is perfect for a cool, Fall day or a football-watching party. It is very similar to chili, except it has more veggies! The recipe makes a TON, so save some to freeze. I like to serve with an assortment of toppings: Fritos, sour cream and cheese.

Taco Soup


2 pounds ground beef
2 cups diced onions
2 (15 1/2-ounce) cans pinto beans
1 (15 1/2-ounce) can pink kidney beans
1 (15 1/4-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can tomatoes with chiles
2 (4 1/2-ounce) cans diced green chiles
1 (4.6-ounce) can black olives, drained and sliced, optional (I omit these–not a fan of olives)
1/2 cup green olives, sliced, optional (I omit these)
1 (1 1/4-ounce) package taco seasoning mix
1 (1-ounce) package ranch salad dressing mix
Corn chips, for serving
Sour cream, for garnish
Grated cheese, for garnish
Chopped green onions, for garnish
Pickled jalapenos, for garnish


Brown the ground beef and onions in a large skillet; drain the excess fat, then transfer the browned beef and onions to a large slow cooker or a stockpot. Add the beans, corn, tomatoes, green chiles, black olives, green olives, taco seasoning, and ranch dressing mix, and cook in a slow cooker on low for 6 to 8 hours or simmer over low heat for about 1 hour in a pot on the stove. To serve, place a few corn chips in each bowl and ladle soup over them. Top with sour cream, cheese, green onions and jalapenos.


Source: Paula Deen



  1. Em- I made this tonight. It was sooo good!! Thanks for posting it!

    Comment by nikkigladd — October 16, 2008 @ 12:34 am

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