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Easy Taco Soup

Simmer a pot of easy Taco Soup on the stovetop or in the slow cooker for a healthy and satisfying dinner with just 10 minutes of prep! 
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword ground beef, Slow Cooker Dinner, Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 13 cups
Calories 183kcal
Author Blair Lonergan


  • 1 lb. ground beef (I used extra lean ground beef, but you can also substitute with ground chicken or ground turkey)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 can (15.25 ounces) corn, drained
  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (16 ounces) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) petite diced tomatoes, NOT drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 packages (1 ounce each) taco seasoning
  • 2-3 cups of water
  • Optional garnish: sour cream, diced avocado, grated cheddar cheese, sliced green onion; Fritos or other corn chips


  • Brown ground beef and onion in a large Dutch oven. Drain off the fat.
  • Add remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer. Simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  • Garnish with toppings of choice.


Brown ground beef and onion in a large skillet or Dutch oven. Drain off the fat.
Transfer beef and onion to a slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients, but only use 2 cups of water instead of 3. Cover and cook on LOW heat for 6-8 hours or on HIGH heat for 3-4 hours. If you want a thinner soup, you can always add extra water to the pot as the soup is cooking.
Garnish with toppings of choice.
Recipe Variations:
  • Substitute ground chicken or ground turkey for the ground beef;
  • Add an extra cup of water if you like a thinner soup (this soup has a thicker, chili-like consistency);
  • Cook it in the slow cooker or on the stovetop -- whichever method is most convenient;
  • Use diced tomatoes with green chilies instead of the regular diced tomatoes if you like a spicier kick;
  • Garnish with your favorite toppings, or set up a "toppings bar." The options are endless, including: sour cream or Greek yogurt, sliced green or red onions, grated cheese, sliced black olives, fresh cilantro, guacamole or diced avocado, and corn chips


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 691mg | Potassium: 734mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Vitamin C: 14.9mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 3.9mg