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Easy Taco Soup

Easy Taco Soup, one pot taco soup, taco soup with toppings

This easy taco soup is a one pot weeknight wonder that’s hearty, family-friendly and packed with flavor.

This soup reminds me of those taco kits my mom used to buy growing up. You know, the ones with the crunchy shells that always broke apart in your hand and made a mess. The best, right?

Well this soup is hardly any more trouble than a taco kit, and it’s ready in about 30 minutes. You can serve ir with tortilla or corn chips if you miss that crunchy shell!

For other easy taco inspired meals try this taco casserole  and this one pot turkey taco pasta!

 Taco Soup Tips

  • I usually use a store bought taco seasoning when making this soup, to keep things super simple, but you can make your own homemade blend if you prefer. You’ll need about 2 tablespoons or one whole packet of store bought seasoning.
  • I also like to add in a little extra cumin, but feel free to adjust the seasoning to taste. A minced chipotle chile canned in adobo adds some extra heat and flavor, but this is optional.
  • You can also make this soup as thick or brothy as you like. Some people prefer the thickness of a chili, but I prefer a, well, soupier soup. If you like it thicker, reduce the broth to 2 cups. You can always adjust from there. Leftovers tend to thicken as they cool too, so I like to add extra broth when re-heating.
  • Feel free to sneak in some extra veggies! Chopped bell peppers can be cooked along with the onion, as could finely diced carrot and celery.
  • You can also substitute the ground beef for ground turkey to make a lighter version.

Easy Taco Soup, one pot taco soup, taco soup with toppings

How to Make this Easy Taco Soup:

  1. Chop up some onion and garlic.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds longer.

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3. Add the ground beef, taco seasoning, cumin, salt and pepper.

4. Cook, stirring occasionally until browned and cooked through.

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5. Add red kidney beans, cannellini beans, corn, crushed and diced tomatoes, chicken broth, and stir to combine.

6. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper if necessary.

Easy Taco Soup, one pot taco soup, taco soup with toppings

Serve with your favorite toppings

Some good options:

  • Sour cream
  • Grated cheddar or Monterey Jack
  • Sliced green onions
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Sliced jalapeno
  • Wedge of lime
  • Corn chips or tortilla chips
  • Diced Avocado

Easy Taco Soup, one pot taco soup, taco soup with toppings

 

Easy Taco Soup, one pot taco soup, taco soup with toppings
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5 from 6 votes

Easy Taco Soup

This easy taco soup is a one pot weeknight wonder that's hearty, family-friendly and packed with flavor.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Ann Otis

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (2 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 15 oz can canellini beans
  • 1 15 oz can red kidney beans
  • 1 cup frozen corn or one 15-oz can, drained
  • 3 cups chicken broth *see note
  • 1 15 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Topping suggestions: sour cream, grated cheese, cilantro or sliced green onions, avocado, and tortilla chips for serving

Instructions

  • In a large pot or dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add the garlic and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the ground beef, taco seasoning, and cumin, and cook, stirring occasionally until browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the cannelini beans, red kidney beans, corn, broth, crushed and diced tomatoes, and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Notes

*Reduce the broth to 2 cups for a thicker, more chili-like soup. Or increase for a brothier soup. Leftovers thicken as they cool, so additional broth can be stirred in when re-heating.

Easy Taco Soup, one pot taco soup, taco soup with toppings

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Cyndy
    January 17, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    I just put this together and it’s on the stove for dinner tonight. Can’t wait and it couldn’t be easier. I added a small dollop of chipotle puree to give it a little extra heat. It smells amazing!

    • Reply
      Ann Otis
      January 18, 2021 at 9:04 am

      Awesome!! Thanks Cyndy!

  • Reply
    Jesse
    January 17, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    We reduced the broth to make it thicker and it was so good! We busted out the taco shells and ate it like a dip. So yummy!

    • Reply
      Ann Otis
      January 18, 2021 at 9:02 am

      What an amazing idea!! I love that!

  • Reply
    Jere Cassidy
    January 17, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Yum, there is nothing better than a good bowl of chili. I love how rich and thick your soup is and all the toppings you added.

  • Reply
    veenaazmanov
    January 17, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    This soup is definitely a filler. Best for a healthier Dinner option too. I love it and I just want to grab a Bowl too.

    • Reply
      Ann Otis
      January 18, 2021 at 9:01 am

      It is really hearty and comforting!

  • Reply
    Charla
    January 18, 2021 at 3:57 am

    This looks brilliant I have eaten tacos before but never made a taco soup so I’m excited to try it.

    • Reply
      Ann Otis
      January 18, 2021 at 8:54 am

      Thank you!! It is so good 🙂

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