Quick and Easy Taco Soup Recipe

This Quick and Easy Taco Soup recipe is a family favorite! We love topping it with all the taco toppings!

Quick and Easy Taco Soup Recipe is filled with ground beef, beans, corn and taco seasoning. It’s a quick dinner that uses lots of pantry staples!

This Quick and Easy Taco Soup recipe is a family favorite! We love topping it with all the taco toppings!pinterestThis quick and easy taco soup was one of the very first recipes I made as a married woman. I was actually given this recipe by a friend, who also brought the soup with it, and I immediately fell in love. (with the soup…)

One of the main reasons I love this recipe so much is that it uses canned beans, corn, tomatoes and tomato sauce. I always keep a hefty stock of canned beans and tomatoes in my pantry, so it’s an easy dinner to whip up.

Quick and Easy Taco Soup Recipe

Simply brown some ground beef with a little onion, drain and add some taco seasoning and all the canned goods!

This Quick and Easy Taco Soup recipe is a family favorite! We love topping it with all the taco toppings!

Let the mixture simmer for a few minutes and VOILA! You’re done!

I think my absolute favorite thing about this soup is that it’s so easy to make AND you get to top it with all your favorite taco toppings!

We love adding shredded cheese (that’s a must), sour cream (it’s so good when you stir it in the soup), pico de gallo (diced tomatoes work just as well) and sliced avocado!

This Quick and Easy Taco Soup recipe is a family favorite! We love topping it with all the taco toppings!

Don’t forget the lime wedges and corn chips too!

We also use the leftovers to top salads, make tacos or burritos, and it’s also good with an egg on top for a hefty brunch.

This Quick and Easy Taco Soup recipe is a family favorite! We love topping it with all the taco toppings!

My whole family adores this soup. In fact, I served this the day after Christmas and there was not one drop left!

You can’t beat a meal that comes together super quick and tastes amazing… PLUS it uses pantry staples! It’s a win-win.

Recipe Variations and Tips for Taco Soup:

  • Swap out the ground beef for ground chicken, turkey or pork
  • Use pinto beans rather than kidney beans
  • Add in a packet of dry ranch dressing to spice it up
  • Mix in a small can of diced green chilies for some extra heat

This Quick and Easy Taco Soup recipe is a family favorite! We love topping it with all the taco toppings!

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This Quick and Easy Taco Soup recipe is a family favorite! We love topping it with all the taco toppings!
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Quick and Easy Taco Soup

Quick and Easy Taco Soup Recipe is filled with ground beef, beans, corn and taco seasoning. It's a quick dinner that uses lots of pantry staples!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8
Calories: 150 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 15 oz kidney beans
  • 15 oz black beans
  • 15 oz corn kernels
  • 15 oz diced tomatoes
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 pouch, 2 tbsp taco seasoning (homemade recipe here)

Optional Taco Toppings:

  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • diced tomatoes
  • avocado
  • corn chips
  • lime wedges
  • cilantro


  • Brown the ground beef and onion in a large pot, until cooked through and crumbled. Drain any excess fat.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the pot and stir to combine. Cook over medium heat, letting simmer for about 10 minutes to let flavors blend.
  • Serve with optional taco toppings. Enjoy!
*You can substitute ground beef with ground turkey or chicken if desired.
Do not drain the canned items, just pour them all in.


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: Ground Beef Taco Soup, Taco Soup
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This Quick and Easy Taco Soup recipe is a family favorite! We love topping it with all the taco toppings!

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
145 Responses
  1. Bruce

    5 stars
    This is a great recipe!
    I make this recipe frequently, (ok I confess, almost weekly) with a few revisions. I add beef broth, canned chick peas, 2 lbs. of Ground Beef, 2 cans of Petite Diced Tomatoes,
    2 Pouches of Taco Seasoning.

    I skip the sour cream but I sprinkle Crushed Red Pepper to taste in the bowl upon serving. Crumble some Tortilla Chips and enjoy.

    2 lbs. lean ground beef
    1 small onion, chopped
    1 (15oz) chick peas (Garbanzos) undrained
    1 (15oz) can kidney beans, undrained
    1 (15oz) can black beans, undrained
    1 (15oz) can corn kernels, undrained
    2 (15oz) can diced tomatoes
    1 (16oz) can tomato sauce
    2 pouches dry taco seasoning
    1 32oz Beef Broth Box

  2. Greg B

    5 stars
    Super easy, and equally delicious! Soon to be repeated as the weather cools a bit.

    Shawn, your website has made me ask my wife for permission to make dinner once in a while…for the first time in 41+ years of marriage! I’m having fun and building confidence.

  3. John

    5 stars
    Make this soup quite often since finding this recipe, it is a family favorite and so quick and easy to make…..Thanks so much for sharing…

  4. K

    Question regarding quantities that I see some asking, but haven’t seen a response. What are the sizes for the diced tomatoes and sauce. Beans and corn are usually 15oz, but tomatoes are all different sizes. Will you clarify?

  5. Rebecca

    So good. I modified a little to fit what I had and my personal taste. Instead of hamburger I used 99% fat free turkey because it was on sale. Threw it in the pot with the whole package of taco seasoning, one onion diced, garlic salt, a little cumin, some chili powder, dried parsley, and about 2 teaspoons of olive oil so it didn’t dry out while cooking due to lack of fat. Used frozen corn instead of canned because it is what I had, so I threw in about 2/3 of a cup of water to make up for the liquid you’d have in the canned corn. Threw all other canned ingredients in and simmered. So freaking good.

    1. melanie chandler

      5 stars
      I love this quick and simple recipe but wonder why some drain the beans and others don’t? Is there a big difference in taste?

      1. I do not drain the beans or corn because I use that liquid to help build the soup base. If you did drain, you would have to compensate for the liquid by adding extra tomato sauce or broth.

    1. Are you wanting something other than tomatoes? Or are you just out of diced tomatoes? You could use crushed tomatoes… but if you don’t want tomatoes you could use an extra can of corn or beans in it’s place.

  6. Andie

    I can’t seem to find the link to print out the recipe. I’ve wrote down the ingredients, but I’m unsure how much ground beef you used?


    1. Betty

      I love this fish not only because it’s full of flavor but mainly cause it’s so easy and Gluten free! Makes great leftovers so I stay away from gluten.

  7. Wendy

    5 stars
    This was delicious! Passed this recipe on to my family. I added a green bell pepper and fresh garlic to the meat. I also added noodles at the end for a hearty meal. My husband loves noodles in everything.

  8. Dori Chesney Edwards

    I’ve been making Taco Soup for several years and there’s not a drop left! The only thing I do different is add 1 can of original Rotel, 1 packet of ranch dressing mix and thoroughly rinse off the beans and corn. If it’s too think I’ll add a little beef or chicken broth to thin it down. I try to let it cook in the crockpot but once everything is mixed together really well everyone is standing in line with their soup mugs and spoons!
    However, I’ve not thought about having sliced avocados!!! I can’t wait to try it the next time I make it!
    Thank you for sharing!!

  9. Becky Spicer

    How long do you initially cook this for? I know you say simmer 10 minutes after it’s done, but how long initially? Thanks

      1. Jessica Williams

        12 Tablespoons of seasoning in every packet I’ve ever bought.. Serving size 2 tablespoons 6 servings in a package. I use the whole thing

  10. Alleta Smith

    Hey what kind of beans could I use instead of black beans? I’m highly allergic to them. I really want to try this it looks so good. I thought about using pintos, would it work? Thanks

  11. Greg

    5 stars
    I’ve made this before and it was amazing. I need to make it again but for a whole bunch of people. How much does the original recipe make? I need 6 qts at least.
    Thank you

  12. Herbie

    I have this on the stove now, i browned the meat and onion in my cast iron dutch oven, then added everything else. Only thing different is i can’t have kidney beans so i swapped it out with great northern, i drained and rinsed both cans of beans, added a can of rotel tomatoes mild to add exta fluid and used mexican kernel corn (i like the flavors of peppers)
    Now just simmering and letting all of it make happy in the pot.. thank you for sharing your recipe

  13. KennyP

    5 stars
    Delicious and easy meal for a potluck. And it was a hit!! I added a can of hominy, 2 sliced jalapeños, minced garlic, and a can of green chilies.
    I served with sliced avocado, pico de gallo, Mexican crema, Cotija cheese, lime, and tortilla chips.

  14. Stacy

    4 stars
    This recipe turned out good, my husband liked it which is a plus. Only thing I did was drain the beans and corn and then added beef broth for added flavor

  15. Jean Correll

    Hi. If I browned the beef n onion first and put in crockpot and added all the rest how long would you suggest I cook n on what temp? Thank you.

  16. Erin

    Made this tonight while making the rest of my family tacos. I completely forgot to not drain the corn & beans. I am not a fan of beans, so I skipped the kidney and only added 2/3 can of black beans. I also didn’t have any tomato paste. But I did have some leftover tomato bisque soup.
    Surprisingly this is actually delicious! Thank you for an amazing recipe!

  17. Wanda

    I have used a recipe very similar to this. But we dont like black beans that much so I use canned pinto beans. I prefer the brand Hanover.

  18. Claire

    I want to make this but I’m having a hard time getting past not draining the beans first — is there a suggestion for an alternative liquid source, like water or beef broth? The beans just seem so slimy when I don’t drain and rinse them first.

  19. Ashley

    is there any liquid other than the can liquid in the receipe? I am not seeing it in the ingredient list. We are going to make this tomorrow for lunch.

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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