Taco Soup

It doesn’t have to be a cold, rainy or snowy day for me to love a hot bowl of soup.  I love soup on any day anytime!  With much skepticism I made this soup not really expecting the flavor that it produces.  Using packaged taco seasoning,  ranch dressing, and two kinds of olives you have to admit that it is a wild combination.  But, it works and it works quite well.
For the inexperienced cook this is just the recipe that will make you a successful cook.  You’ll get so many compliments that you won’t be able to wait to get back in the kitchen and try another dish.  It is just that easy and so good!

I’m not surprised that the dish is fabulous even with it’s odd ingredients because  it’s Paula Deen’s.  Paula has made something special in this Taco Soup.  Now to me it really taste nothing like a taco, but it packs a lot of flavor and will keep you coming back for more.  GI Joe and I ate all of it and it makes a boat load of servings.  I was disappointed there were no leftovers to freeze so I’m just making more to put in the freezer to have on hand when I need something quick.  So follow me to the grocery store and let’s make some of the best soup that I have had in a long time.  By the way you can put this in the slow cooker.  Brown the ground meat the night before or even brown it and freeze it to have ready when needed.  In the morning before work place the browned meat and onions in the slow cooker then add all the cans of beans and tomatoes with the packages of seasonings.  It will have your house smelling delicious when you walk in the door after work.  Just a side note here.  I have found that some soups and stews are better the next day, but this one is great after simmering for only one hour.  Catch you later I’m making this again.

Yield about 16 servings
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cups diced onions
  • 1 (15 1/2-ounce) cans pinto beans
  • 1 (15 1/2-ounce) can pink kidney beans
  • 1 (15 1/4-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can tomatoes with chiles
  • 2 (4 1/2-ounce) cans diced green chiles
  • 1 (4.6-ounce) can black olives, drained and sliced
  • 1/2 cup green olives, slicedl
  • 1 (1 1/4-ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 (1-ounce) package ranch salad dressing mix
  • Corn chips, for serving
  • Sour cream, for garnish
  • Grated cheese, for garnish
  • Chopped green onions, for garnish
  • Pickled jalapenos, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Brown the ground beef and onions in a large skillet; drain the excess fat, then transfer the browned beef and onions to a stockpot.
  2.  Add the beans, corn, tomatoes, green chiles, black olives, green olives, taco seasoning, and ranch dressing mix, and  simmer over low heat for about 1 hour in a pot on the stove.
  3. To serve, place a few corn chips in each bowl and ladle soup over them. Top with sour cream, cheese, green onions and jalapenos.
  4. This can be prepared in the slow cooker for 8 hours.
  5. Enjoy!
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92 responses to “Taco Soup

  1. With the temperature dropping, good timing on this one. Looks delicious! I just bought some “soy ground” (since I don’t do meat), which will pick up the flavors beautifully! Thanks!

    Happy New Year!

  2. Patty Wise-Noble

    Tonight, it’s Taco Soup for this tired teacher! Thanks for the recipe.
    I needed it :)

    I’m so glad ! I love this recipe

  3. cory m

    It cooks for so long but at the end its great! yummy

  4. Noelle 1st

    I learned that you do not need to let the soup settle over night for it to taste good , you only have to wait one hour.

  5. victoria 1st

    i learned that you have to let it simmer over low heat for about an hour or let sit in a slow cooker for 8 hours

  6. Kaley G. 1st pd

    I learned that you should drain the excess fat after you brown the ground beef and onions in a large skillet.

  7. grace wilemon

    I learned that you must drain the fat and grease from the meat and the onions and as sometimes i let my soup settle over night with thtis it only has to settle for an hour.

  8. Haley

    I learned that after mixing the ingredients you the soup needs to simmer for an hour.

  9. Bailey Barnett

    It took pretty long to cook this but it turns out pretty good! WOW

  10. wayne 1st

    i learned how to make taco soup and that though it may take a while, its worth the wait.

  11. DMS1st

    I’ve never heard of putting olives in a soup

  12. amanda ricciardi

    You must drain the excess fat of the meat before you place it in a stockpot. Looks yummy!

  13. Taylor Miles

    I learned the soup only has to settle for 30 minutes x 2

  14. dre dat guy

    Taco soup may look nasty but can taste great!

  15. janasia

    i learned that you add the beans, corn, tomatoes, green chiles, black olives, green olives, taco seasoning, and ranch dressing mix, and then simmer over low heat for an hour in a pot on the stove.

  16. Courtney Thompson 1st

    I learned that instead of making regular old tacos you can put in a hearty soup:)

  17. andrea brown

    i learned that you have to leave it on low heat until it simmers

  18. Cristian Valencia

    I learned that you are able to let the soup simmer for about an hour.

  19. Angel W.

    I learned that you have to cook the ground beef and the onions before adding the rest of the ingredients.

  20. Katherine Lackey

    I learned that you have to let it simmer over low heat for about an hour or let sit in a slow cooker for 8 hours.

  21. britnee williams

    i learned that making this soup takes 8 hours! wow who knew it would take that long to make this soup , i never knew itd take this long . but i also learned a new way to turn boring ole tacos into something very interesting:)

  22. Brittany

    I learned that you can it can cook up to 8 hours.

  23. Hector Melara

    cook the beef before using it in the soup and make sure to drain the excess fat.

  24. Jessica Shearer

    I learned that if you have leftovers, you can freeze it for when you want a quick meal sometime.

  25. archie

    i learned that u have to let the soup simmer and drain the extra fat

  26. Hayley

    I learned that you can top this with extra toppings such as sour cream, cheese, green onions, or jalapenos.

  27. Paige S

    I learned that you have to let this sit for atleast an hour on the stove and that you can freeze the leftovers.

  28. Erin

    I learned that you can start cooking it in the morning and it will be ready to eat by the time you get home from school!

  29. whitney hobbs

    I learned this recipe calls for two pounds of ground beef and you can top the soup with sour cream, cheese, green onions and jalapenos.

  30. Brittany Collins

    I learned that there are a lot of ingredients put in to taco soup, & I’ve never heard of taco soup before either. :)

  31. Grayling

    I learned you could drain out the excess fat, my family usually keeps it for taste.

  32. Emily Cunningham 3rd

    I learned that the taco soup can be cooked two ways, one way would be to let it simmer on low heat for about 1 hour in a pot on the stove or you can slow cook it for 8 hours.

  33. Beth 3rd

    I learned that you have to drain the excess fat of the meat before you begin to place it in the stockpot.

  34. morgan jones

    i learned that if you cook this soup in a slow cooker then you can start it in the morning and leave it in their all day (8hours) so when you come home from work that you will have hot supper waiting and cook will not have to cook

  35. mallory l.

    I learned that you can cook it up for about 8 hours.

  36. Jess Craig

    I learned you have too drain the excess fat.

  37. Tyra Alston 3rd

    i learned that you can let the soup sit on low for an hour or if you are cooking for dinner you can cook it for 8 hours .

  38. Kiara

    I didn’t know that you could use a crock pot to cook taco soup in, and it can take up to 8 hours.

  39. Tyler shaw 3rd

    i learned that you can make it in a slow cooker i did not know that

  40. mary depaola

    i learned that you have to let it simmer over low heat for a bout an hour

  41. Catie M. 3rd

    I learned that after mixing the ingredients the soup needs to simmer for an hour.

  42. Jude Thornton 3rd

    I learned that you can brown the meat the night before and freeze or refrigerate it for later use if you know you will be in a hurry.

  43. Austin Cunningham

    I learned that you need to let the soup simmer for about an hour after adding the ingredients

  44. brianna oliver

    I learned that this meal can be in a slow cooker for 8 hours.

  45. frederick welch

    I learned that after you add everthing you have to let them simmer in the pot.

  46. Tiffany Swanson

    i learned that you have to let it simmer over low heat.

  47. Morgan Woods

    I learned that instead of making regular old tacos you can put it in a soup.

  48. Kori Howard

    I learned that you really dont have to let the soup set over night just for about an hour and it would taste just fine .

  49. Sarah Jeffcoat

    I learned that you should drain the excess fat after you brown the ground beef and onions in a large skillet.

  50. courtney vasquez

    i learned that you have to let it simmer over low heat for about an hour or let sit in a slow cooker for 8 hours

  51. aimee stephens

    i learned that you have to let your soup simmer after mixing it all. also you can use taco season package for spice.

  52. ashley cunningham

    i learned you need to drain the excess fat before adding in the ground beef and that you have to let it simmer over low heat for about an hour.

  53. Morgan Barnwell 4th

    i learned that you can even freeze soup, and that it is important to let soup simmer.

  54. Rebecca Bass 4th

    I learned that you can simmer this for an hour or you can cook it in the slow cooker for 8 hours.

  55. Maeghan D

    i learned that you should drain the extra fat from the ground beef and also you need to let it simmer for at least an hour

  56. jamile.h

    I learned that you can add different ingredients to give the soup a different taste that you will like

  57. Raenah B. 4TH

    3.) When making this I learned to drain the excess fat before putting the beef and onions in the stockpot.

  58. Anna Acker 4th

    I learned that you can get the meat ready the night before, and it still taste the same.

  59. oliviaalbanese4th

    i learned that you have to let it simmer over low heat for about an hour.

  60. ashley cousin

    i learned that it doesnt have to be cold to eat this soup, you can eat it wenever

  61. Rebecca Davenport

    I learned that you can let it simmer over low heat for about an hour or let sit in a slow cooker for 8 hours.

  62. Chelsea Tidwell 4th

    I learned that there is ranch salad dressing mix in taco soup. I never would have known that prior to reading the recipe.

  63. morgan hollomon

    i learned you dont have to wait a night after cooking the soup to eat it

  64. Cole Small

    I learned that if you have leftovers, you can freeze it.

  65. Jared Miller 4th

    I learned that taco’s can be in soup form.

  66. tahir

    i learned that you can brown the ground beef a night before.

  67. katie schindehette

    i learned that you have to let it simmer over low heat for about an hour or let sit in a slow cooker for 8 hours.

  68. nikki burns 4th

    i learned you had to let it sit in a slow cooker for 8 hours

  69. Melijah Mason

    I learned that you add the beans, corn, tomatoes, green chiles, black olives, green olives, taco seasoning, and ranch dressing mix.

  70. Jorman 4th

    i learned that you can be unique with your food, and taco soup is a perfect example of that.

  71. Ali Nayeem

    I learned that tacos are also good as soups. And that sour cream is good in soup.

  72. travis a platt

    after you cook this soup you cannot try to put it in storage dishes of it will burn it up.

  73. ALEXX:)

    I LEARNED YOU HAVE TO LEAVE IT ON LOW HEAT UNTIL IT SIMMERS!!

  74. regan greer

    i learned this can be prepared quickly or in a slow cooker for 8 hours

  75. audreycarroollll

    I learned that this soup can be served in a slow cooker for 8 hours!

  76. arkell evans

    I learned that that there is a such thing as taco soup and that its easy to prepare.

  77. this is precisely the kind of soup i enjoy most–hot in temperature and spice!

  78. Payton Horton

    I learned that this mix only has to cooked on low heat for about an hour or in your slow cooker for 8 hours( then you can go to work and back by time its done).

  79. Noel

    After you mix all the ingredients into the soup, the soup should simmer for a while.

  80. Olivia Walker

    I learned that a great topping for the taco soup is to garnish it with jalapenos, cheese, green onions, and sour cream.

  81. Jackie

    I learned that you have too drain the access fat off of the meat. i’m not a big fan on soup but this was delicious, i decided to try it because i saw you added jalepenos there my favorite! (:

  82. Case Munro

    I learned you need to let the soup settle for 15 minutes X 4

  83. tyler edenfield

    i learned you need to let the soup simmer for an hour before its ready

  84. Destiny Williams

    Taco Soup seems like a delicious meal, I had no idea you could cook this meal for 8 entire hours in slow cooker.

  85. astrid 1st pd

    i learned that you have to drain the fat after you cook the beef to a brownish color.

  86. Ivry

    I learned that you can brown the meat the day before or brown it then put it in the freezer so that it will be ready when you start cooking.

  87. Maryann Rodriguez 3rd.

    I learned that you do not need to let the soup settle over night for it to taste good , you only have to wait one hour.

  88. Alina 4th pd

    I learned that you have to let it sit in a slow cooker for 8 hours or let it simmer over low heat for about an hour

  89. Sydnee Council 3rd period

    I learned that you have to drain the excess fat.

  90. madison hayes

    tacco soup was really good and really tasted like taccos i learned that you dont always have to eat a tacco in a shell

  91. danielle summers

    when making taco soup you should add the beans, corn, tomatoes, green chiles, black olives, green olives, taco seasoning, and ranch dressing mix, and simmer over low heat for about 1 hour in a pot on the stove.

  92. Ondea Stokes

    From reading this, I learned that you have to drain the fat and that you can let the ingredients settle in for only an hour and it’ll be ready to eat

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