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.
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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.
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!
garlic - if you don't have garlic cloves, ½ teaspoon of garlic salt can be substituted.
Equipment & Tools to Make this recipe
- dutch oven or large pot
- slotted spoon
- sharp knife
- cutting board
How to Make Taco Soup
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?
What should I serve with taco soup?
- sliced green onions
- a few chopped bell peppers
- freshly shredded cheddar cheese
- tortilla strips or corn chips
More Easy Soup Recipes
- Chicken Tortilla Soup. A favorite dinner idea that is SO EASY!
- Hamburger Soup - A lovely soup made easily in your crock pot.
- Italian Wedding Soup – A soup recipe is full of flavor and warmth, perfect any time of year.
- Potato Chipotle Soup – A tasty potato soup revved up with a little Chipotle pepper and spices. Wonderful for a chilly day or evening.
- Homemade Chicken and Rice Soup – A classic flavorful, homestyle soup that brings back memories of simpler times.
- 1 pound ground beef
- ¼ cup onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1 bell pepper
- 1 15.5 can kidney beans
- 2 14.5 oz can chopped tomatoes
- 2 ½ cups beef stock
- 1 7 oz can green chilis, chopped
- ½ packet taco seasoning
- ½ 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
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I can almost taste it! I have heard of lasagna soup, but haven't heard of taco soup. Or rather, haven't made it. That needs to change. I like the other soups you featured too!
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.
Yes soup is like a warm hug! Thank you for your kind comment - it is a really easy winter soup recipe. Stay warm!
This taco soup was absolutely delicious and so easy to make. The family loved it and I will definitely put it on the regular menu rotation.
A family favorite! Have used this recipe for years and it never misses. Everyone who takes a bite wants more! Delicious!