Easy Taco Soup

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Today, I am sharing one of my absolute favorite recipes. I’ve been making this taco soup ever since my mom gave me the recipe when I got married 9 years ago. In an effort to give credit for this delicious, amazing recipe I will say that I believe it’s a Longaberger (as in the basket company) recipe but don’t hold me to that. I changed up a few things to customize it for our family. Guys, this recipe is awesome. I make it for company because it’s such a crowd pleaser. Best part? This dish couldn’t get much more simple to make. E-zeeeeeeeee, people!

Easy Taco Soup recipe

Takes about 30 minutes to whip it up (20 mins of that is just simmering), then top with a spoonful of sour cream (if you don’t have any dairy allergies) and some fresh chives or green onions (if you have them). I love to squirt some lime juice over it too, adds a little tang that is so yummy! And I don’t know why I used a spoon in these pictures because I definitely do not use a spoon to eat this soup. I scoop it up with tortilla chips, almost like a dip. Trust me, it’s amazing.

Easy Taco Soup: with chips

So get out your homemade taco sasoning from my last post, cook up some of this soup and invite some friends over to share it with!

Easy Taco Soup

In the original recipe, it called for double the canned ingredients and a full pound of meat. This makes a lot of soup! Unless you are cooking for several people, this recipe is plenty for a family of 4. I recommend using homemade ranch and taco seasonings in this recipe because 1) I think it tastes better ;) and 2) it takes the guesswork out of what “spices” are used and makes it safer for those with food allergies. I found a super easy homemade ranch seasoning that works perfect in this recipe and don’t forget our homemade taco seasoning!


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Taco Soup
Recipe type: main dish
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Serves: 4 servings
  • ½ lb lean ground beef (or turkey) If you like a lot of meat, you can use a full pound.
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can pinto beans (not drained)
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes with liquid
  • ½ bag of frozen corn
  • 1 serving homemade taco seasoning
  • 1 serving homemade ranch seasoning
  • 1 cup water
  1. Brown meat until fully cooked.
  2. Add all other ingredients.
  3. Stir until well combined and bring to boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.




Kristen is a commercial/food photographer living in East TN with her hubby, two adorable kids and goldendoodle pup; lover of light, sweets, and all things natural and organic. You can follow her on Instagram.

6 Comments to Easy Taco Soup

  1. Mmmmmm, it looks delicious! I’m going to try it for sure. I make your taco seasoning recipe the other day, and it was great.

    • I think the homemade seasoning tastes so delicious in it! I don’t think I’ll buy packaged taco seasoning ever again, ha!

  2. Leigh

    I love taco soup!!! I wasn’t sure how to make homemade ranch without dairy and the last recipe I tried wasn’t good. I can’t wait to try this!!!

  3. OH MY GOSH. Pinning this right now. It seems like something I could easily make and I am a kitchen disaster! Thank you!

    • I make it ALL OF THE TIME and I am not one for labor intensive recipes since I’ve become a mama. Quick and easy is what I look for and this recipe is definitely that AND delicious!! Can’t ask for more! ;)

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