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This easy Taco Soup recipe is a wonderful lunch or weeknight meal idea. Made with all the flavors of a delicious taco, the result is a hearty, flavorful warming soup.

This delicious taco soup does not take long to make and it goes wonderfully with warm tortillas or this homemade cornbread.

Easy Taco Soup Recipe

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Today’s recipe is a wonderful hot savory soup idea or lunch idea, that is perfect for any day.  This soup incorporates all the flavors of a taco into a warm, soup.

Why You Will Love This Soup

  • This is a delicious soup that the whole family is sure to love.
  • This flavorful soup comes together quickly on your stove top making it perfect for busy weeknights.
  • It is a perfect way to warm up in the winter months and it is a fun way to change up taco night. Enjoy the taste of ground beef tacos in a soup.
  • This easy taco soup recipe is made with ground beef, vegetables, and a few pantry staples. 
  • This is the best taco soup recipe we have had. 

Easy Taco Soup Recipe

Taco Soup Recipe Ingredients

Ground Beef – of course, they are the star of this show. I like to use lean ground beef, but you can use ground turkey as well and it will still come out wonderful. 
Kidney Beans – I always use the generic brand of these because it is much cheaper than supreme brands. These add a southwestern flavor and lots of nutrition too! If you are on weight watchers, kidney beans have zero points, so I love incorporating them in recipes. If you don’t have kidney beans, you can use pinto beans.
Tomatoes – I use pre-chopped canned tomatoes to save time.
Taco Seasoning – Seriously, those taco seasoning packets work for so many great recipes. I stock up on these when they are on sale. You can also use homemade taco seasoning
Onion – I love red or white onions for this soup, but yellow onions work out well too!
Beef stock 
green chili
garlic – if you don’t have garlic cloves, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt can be substituted.
chili powder


Quick Taco Soup


Equipment & Tools to Make this recipe

  • dutch oven or large pot
  • slotted spoon
  • sharp knife
  • cutting board

hearty taco soup

How to Make Taco Soup

1. Brown beef over medium heat. Break beef into small pieces using a wooden spoon. Drain.
2. Add the beans and tomatoes. 
3. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook over medium-high heat until soup starts to boil.
4. Reduce to simmer and cover.  Let the flavors steep together 15-20 minutes. 

Taco Soup Recipe

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Pro Tips and Timesaver Shortcuts

  • You can make this soup and double the recipe so that you can serve it easily in the future.
  • Used crushed garlic in a jar to save time.
  • Brown the ground beef ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. You can use it to quickly make this soup and other recipes.

Variations, Notes, and Substitutions

  • You can substitute black beans for kidney beans.
  • You can substitute chicken broth for the beef broth.
  • You can use ground turkey in place of ground beef.
  • You can make a chicken taco soup by substituting the bee with cooked chicken pieces. 

Serving and Storage Suggestions

  • Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a lime wedge. You can even add a little spoonful of pico de gallo. 
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container. I like to use freezer-safe plastic bags and then I have a meal that is ready to go,
  • This soup is nice to serve with buttered tortillas or vegetable quesadillas for a cozy meal.


 Can you Make this in a Pressure Cooker?

I have not tried but you likely can by sauteing the ground beef first.

What should I serve with this?

Top the soup with your favorite taco toppings. Some ideas are:
  • sliced green onions 
  • a few chopped bell peppers
  • freshly shredded cheddar cheese
  • tortilla strips or corn chips

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Taco Soup Recipe

Easy Taco Soup Recipe
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Taco Soup

A delicious soup if you love tacos. So easy to make on your stove top and sure to be a new family favorite!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword chili, ground beef, soup, spice, taco, vegetables
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 46 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 467kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 15.5 can kidney beans
  • 2 14.5 oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 1/2 cups beef stock
  • 1 7 oz can green chilis, chopped
  • 1/2 packet taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 cup tortilla chips


  • Saute onions, crushed garlic and ground beef in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Cook until beef is browned and drain oil.
  • Add ground beef to large saucepan or pot.
  • Add remaining ingredients except for tortilla chips and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to simmer and cook 15 minutes.
  • Serve in bowls and top each bowl with a few tortilla chips


Calories: 467kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 853mg | Potassium: 715mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1417IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 4mg

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Easy Taco Soup



Recipe Rating


Tuesday 21st of January 2020

Eating soup is one of the few things I like about cold weather. It feels like a warm hug from the inside on a freezing cold day. This taco soup recipe, looks delish,is made out of everyday ingredients, and a bit different. Yum.


Friday 24th of January 2020

Yes soup is like a warm hug! Thank you for your kind comment - it is a really easy winter soup recipe. Stay warm!

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