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!
If you love this cozy soup, you’ll really enjoy my Instant Pot Chicken Taco Soup too!
Quick and Easy Taco Soup Recipe
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.
Ingredients Needed To Make Taco Soup:
Here’s the basic list of ingredients you’ll need in order to make this protein-rich soup. As always, you can find the full list of ingredients in the printable recipe card below.
- Ground Beef – you can substitute ground turkey if desired
- Canned Kidney Beans
- Black Beans
- Whole Corn
- Diced Tomatoes
- Tomato Sauce
- Taco Seasoning – try my homemade blend!
How To Make Taco Soup on the Stove Top
Simply brown some ground beef with a little onion, drain any fat and then add some taco seasoning and all the canned goods!
DO YOU DRAIN THE CANS? For this recipe we are going to use the liquid from the beans and corn to help make up the soup consistency. So no need to drain!
*If you prefer to drain the beans and corn, make sure to add in at least 2 cups of beef broth to the soup.
Let the mixture simmer for a few minutes and VOILA! You’re done!
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Slow Cooker and Instant Pot Version
Utilize your slow cooker or instant pot to make this delicious taco soup recipe a breeze.
SLOW COOKER- simply brown the beef and onion in a skillet, then drain any fat. Add the beef and onion to the slow cooker along with the remaining ingredients, stir and set to LOW for 4 to 5 hours.
INSTANT POT – use the sauté mode to brown the beef and onion, drain any fat and then add the remaining ingredients, stir and cover with lid. Set to HIGH pressure for 10 minutes followed by a quick release of pressure.
Taco Soup Toppings
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!
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.
My whole family adores this soup. In fact, I served this almost weekly every fall and during the winter months and there are never any leftovers!
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
Now I get to pass this recipe on to you. Print it out and share it with a friend, just like my friend did with me, so many years ago!
Quick and Easy Taco Soup
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 medium 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
- corn chips
- lime wedges
- 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!
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