Easy Weeknight Taco Soup

Easy Weeknight Taco Soup. So easy, and super good! And it makes a ton! It's great for when you have company over, especially if your company{like mine}, tends to be lots of visiting family members. And who wants to do a lot of work in the kitchen when you have family to hang out with?

easy weeknight taco soup

Easy Weeknight Taco Soup


  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cans pinto beans
  • 1 cans kidney beans
  • 1 can garbanzo beans
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1-2 cans corn
  • 2 cans petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes{I use original Rotel}
  • 1-2 cans water or beef broth{add if you need more liquid}
  • 1 packet taco seasoning{I use a couple tablespoons of this great homemade taco seasoning I found at The Girl Who Ate Everything. If I use a packet, I use Old El Paso original}
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning{I haven't tried a homemade ranch seasoning yet but plan to soon}
Brown the beef and onion together in a stock pot over medium heat until the beef is cooked and onion is tender. Add everything else. Let it cook for a bit to let the flavors mix together. About an hour on low should do it.

Top your soup with any of the following yummies:
  • sour cream
  • cheese of your choice
  • avocado
  • tortilla chips or Fritos{My personal favorite is Fritos; way more flavor!}
  • rice

A few added notes:
  • You can make this vegetarian by omitting the beef. I do it all the time to save money since ground beef is super expensive.
  • You can indeed freeze this. And you will probably need to. It makes a ton.
  • Make it in the crockpot. Just cook your beef and onion in a medium skillet first and then add to the crockpot and cook for, oh however long you need it too. I've usually gone about 6 hours on low, I think.
  • I don't think this is a super spicy dish. If you're really sensitive to spice, use mild Rotel in place of original, and use mild taco seasoning. Vice-versa, use hot Rotel if you want it really spicy or use spicy taco seasoning. Be prepared to die. Or at least lose a few taste buds.
  • Add or subtract cans of ingredients based on what you have or what you like. This is a very forgiving recipe. Don't like kidney beans? Leave them out and replace with more black beans if that's what makes your tummy happy. Only have one can of tomatoes? Oh well, it will live. And it will be delicious.
  • Subtract cans to make less, add cans to make more.

taco soup

This recipe is so easy, I didn't even have to look at the recipe to type it out. Once you've made it a few times, you just remember! It's a perfect busy day meal, especially if you cook it in the crockpot. Also perfect for rainy days and cool nights. When you have large amounts of company over.

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  1. Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at Give Me the Goods!

    Rachel @ Maison de Pax

  2. What a great recipe for camping... Even the kids can help dumping cans into a big cast iron pot... Thanks for the recipe share !!


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