Taco Soup

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Taco soup ingredients include ground beef, beans, corn, tomatoes, peppers and of course taco seasoning. Everything simmers together in a rich tomato-beef broth to create a thick and chunky soup that has just the right amount of kick! Top this soup with sour cream, Homemade Salsa or Pico de Gallo and a sprinkle of cheddar for the perfect dinner!

A bowl of taco soup topped with sour cream - the perfect meal!

Taco Soup Recipe

This easy Taco Soup Recipe combines two of my favorite things; tacos and soup!  Tacos of any kind from Fish Tacos to Chicken Tacos piled high with all of our favorite ingredients are definitely loved by my family.

If you’ve ever visited Spend With Pennies before, you know how much I love soups from Easy Hamburger Soup  to simple Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup. I love the ease and simplicity of making soup. There is something so comforting about a warm bowl of healthy goodness on a chilly day and this Taco Soup is no exception!

Ingredients for the best taco soup recipe in a stock pot.

How to Make Taco Soup

This Taco Soup recipe is made on the stove top and is literally as easy as 1, 2, 3. It’s the perfect weeknight meal because taco soup cooks for 15 minutes so it’s really fast (and a great way to use up leftover taco meat)!

To make Taco Soup on the stove:

  1. Brown ground beef with onion and drain off extra fat.
  2. Add remaining taco soup ingredients, bring to a boil then simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Top it with your choice of taco toppings like sour cream, jalapeños, cheese and crispy tortillas.

To make this into a chicken taco soup you can easily substitute ground chicken (or turkey) for the ground beef and add in a beef bouillon cube and the rest of the recipe stays the same.

A scoop of taco soup from my favorite taco soup recipe. It is the perfect meal for any day of the week!

What to Serve With Taco Soup?

Taco Soup can be served with a bun or a slice of bread, tortilla chips and cheese or yummy Pull Apart Bread Rolls. If your taco soup is more of an appetizer or the first course for a dinner party, it is perfect served before Chicken Fajitas or Shrimp Fajitas! And don’t forget to include a delicious dessert like Apple Pie Tacos!

Set out a tray of toppings for everyone to garnish their own bowls! Some of my favorite toppings are:

  • Avocado
  • Green onion
  • Sliced Jalapeno
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Cilantro
  • Salsa, Sour Cream and Guacamole

Bowls of taco soup for a family meal.

Can You Freeze Taco Soup?

Taco soup will last a few days in the fridge. If you plan to keep it longer than that, this soup freezes perfectly! I love to freeze it in individual portions so I can take one out for lunch or several out for a family meal!

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Review Recipe

Easy Taco Soup

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Soup
Cuisine American, Mexican, Tex Mex
Taco Soup is a quick weeknight meal that my family absolutely loves!


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion
  • 16 oz can pinto beans drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 10 oz can Rotel tomatoes
  • 4 oz can green chile peppers
  • 1/3 cup green pepper or 1/2 small green pepper
  • 1 package taco seasoning mix

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  1. In a large pot, brown ground beef with onion till no pink remains. Drain off any excess fat.

  2. Add remaining ingredients to pot. Bring to a boil, turn down to simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 202, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 35mg, Sodium: 553mg, Potassium: 706mg, Carbohydrates: 24g, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 3g, Protein: 19g, Vitamin A: 475%, Vitamin C: 14.5%, Calcium: 45%, Iron: 3.3%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Taco Soup in a white bowl and garnished with sour cream, cheese and jalapenos

Taco Soup is a quick and easy soup that is hearty, satisfying and downright delicious! And the best part is that it can be prepared from start to finish in under an hour! #spendwithpennies #soup #tacosoup #easyrecipe #easysoup #withbeef #groundbeef #partyfood

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  1. I made this last night and it was yummy and very easy to make. Thank you Holly for all your wonderful recipes.

  2. Absolutely love this quick and easy recipe. Made it for my fiancé and it’s now one of his favorite dinners!