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Looking to change up Taco Tuesdays? How about a piping hot bowl of Easy Taco Soup? Enjoy all the taco flavors in a bowl and on the table in 30 minutes! 

Easy Taco Soup Recipe

Today I’m updating a long time family favorite and “go to” recipe.

Easy Taco Soup is one of those classic recipes that never goes out of style. It delivers with a fantastic Tex-Mex flavor profile.

And the easy preparation guarantees this recipe has a spot on the regular meal rotation. All busy Mamas appreciate a recipe you can toss together and have on the table in about 30 minutes for those busy weeknight dinners.

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I’ve been making Easy Taco Soup for years, tweaking it here and there. I think I’m finally at a point where I can quit tinkering with the recipe. Maybe!

Can’t get enough of the taco flavors? Give my Homemade Taco Salad Recipe a try. It’s one of my go-to recipes because it’s incredibly EASY to make and everyone in my family loves it!

RELATED: Set up a Taco Bar for a fun weeknight meal.

Ingredients for the Best Taco Soup

You most likely have all the ingredients in your pantry or freezer right now. And if you’re missing an ingredient, feel free to substitute with a similar ingredient.

Which makes this an ideal choice when you’re frazzled at the end of the day and have limited time to make dinner.

You’ll need the following items for the classic version of this soup:

  • Protein: lean ground beef
  • Veggies: tomatoes, corn, black beans and onion
  • Seasonings: taco seasoning and ranch dressing mix


Taco Soup ingredients


Helpful Tips for Making This Recipe

  • You can substitute ground turkey or shredded chicken for the ground beef.
  • Swap a bag of frozen Birds Eye C&W Ultimate Southwest Blend for the canned beans & corn. It’s a nice blend, with more corn than beans. Which means The Girl may actually eat a bowl. The mild poblano chiles and red peppers give the soup a nice little zip without adding any heat.
  • I don’t add additional salt to this recipe because I think the taco seasoning and ranch dressing mix bring enough salt to the party.
  • If you have pre-cooked ground beef, this is a 30-minute meal.

Homemade Taco Seasoning


Homemade Taco Seasoning Option

If you have a few extra minutes, I encourage you to make your own Homemade Taco Seasoning. It’s so easy – truly!

The best part? No funky ingredients when you make your own seasoning mix.

Don’t be put off by the ingredient list. These are all basic pantry spices.

And it only takes a few minutes to mix up a batch.

Serving Suggestions for Easy Taco Soup

  • Toppings: sour cream, shredded cheese, crushed tortilla chips.
  • I like to set up a toppings bar, so everyone can load up with the toppings they prefer.
  • Hot sauce (Cholula is our fave).
  • Serve with a couple slices of garlic bread (don’t knock it until you’ve tried it). I’ve been hooked on garlic bread with Mexican food since the LaCocina days. Longtime Aspen-area people will know what I’m talking about, right?
  • This easy recipe is one of my go-to dishes when I need to cooking food for friends in need. Pair it with a salad and loaf of bread and you’re good to go.

Tools Used to Make This Recipe:

Sometimes the right tools can make or break your cooking experience. These are the tools I used to make quick work of this recipe:
For Ranch-lovers – when a single packet just isn’t enough. Can also be found at Costco.
Ground meat chopper – gives an even consistency to cooked ground meats.
Cast iron dutch oven with lid – makes this a one pot meal.

More Taco Recipes You May Like

What’s your favorite way to enjoy  Easy Taco Soup?

Share this easy recipe with a busy Mama – she’ll thank you!

Happy Eating!




Easy Taco Soup was one of the first recipes I posted on my blog. And it was overdue for a refresh. Originally posted on 7/30/14 and updated on 2/4/19.

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Taco Soup

Looking to change up Taco Tuesdays? How about a piping hot bowl of Taco Soup? All the taco flavors join together to make a fantastic soup. 
4.57 from 16 votes
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 129kcal
Author: Lori @ www.AReinventedMom.com



  • Brown the ground beef and chopped onion in a large pot until beef is no longer pink (onion should be translucent). Drain grease.
  • Add the ranch and homemade taco seasoning mixes, tomato sauce, beans, corn and 3 cups water. Stir to combine.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes. Add additional water if soup is too thick.
  • Serve with shredded cheese and hot sauce if desired.


- This recipe also works well with ground turkey.
- Substitute the cans of beans and corn with 1 bag of Birds Eye C&W Ultimate Southwest Blend (found in the frozen veggie section).
- I don't add additional salt because the taco & ranch mixes contain salt.
- Use pre-cooked ground beef to make this a 30 minute meal.
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Nutritional Estimate

Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 379mg | Potassium: 528mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2.8mg

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  1. I added pepperocini peppers to this and it was delish! Thanks for the recipe. So easy and so good

  2. Made it tonight. It was yummy. I served it with some nacho chips on the side. Added the cheese on top but also put on some dollops of sour cream. After all, I put sour cream on my tacos. I will definitely make it again.

  3. This is real tasty and easy. I add more vegetables (carrots and zucchini) and use Mrs. Dash salt free taco seasoning to reduce sodium.

  4. This soup is delicious. I substituted shredded chicken for the ground beef & added a can of pinto beans. Served with tortilla strips & cheese.

  5. Taco soup sounds delicious. It is getting cooler here in Arizona and thinking of making more soups. Putting this on my menu for next week. Thanks for sharing. It’s always great to get new ideas.

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