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  • World’s Best Taco Soup Recipe – Fast and easy to make in one pot with staple ingredients! This taco soup is by far the most requested meal at my house.

    This easy taco soup recipe has all of my favorite flavors combined into one bowl! It’s hearty, comforting and has a yummy Mexican taste. For more dishes with similar flavors, check out my one pot burrito bowls, slow cooker taco lasagna, taco casserole and Najavo tacos.

    bowl of taco soup topped with cheese, sour cream, cilantro and tortilla chips

    Easy taco soup

    My husband LOVES this easy taco soup and could probably eat it everyday. It’s one of my favorite meals too. The kids even love it…and they are PICKY! It’s definitely one of our all time favorite and EASY recipes to make. We usually have all the ingredients on hand and it’s something that I usually make without a recipe. Just dump and taste!

    Everyone I’ve made this taco soup for always asks for the recipe. I first got this recipe from my husband’s grandma. All the family had gotten together for an event and this soup was served with chips and all the toppings. I was pregnant with my first son and it was the one thing that had tasted good in a long time. After that, I made this taco soup recipe at least once a month and couldn’t wait to eat the leftovers. It reheats really well. I promise it’s super easy to make. If my husband can make this…you can too! ;)

    browning hamburger in pan for taco soup

    Taco soup ingredients

    • Meat: Ground hamburger or turkey will both work
    • Veggies: Chopped onions, bell peppers and corn
    • Beans: Black beans, kidney beans and pinto or white beans
    • Tomatoes: Tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, Rotel and salsa
    • Spices: Taco seasoning – more or less to taste
    • Optional toppings: Cheese, sour cream, cilantro, tortilla chips or strips, sliced avocado

    How to make taco soup

    Scroll down for the printable taco soup recipe and step-by-step video tutorial.

    1. Brown the meat. Brown hamburger in a large pan over medium-heat. Add in the onions, bell peppers and saute for a few minutes.
    2. Add remaining ingredients and simmer. Stir in all other ingredients until combined. Let simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    3. Serve and enjoy! Top with sour cream and cheese. Serve with tortilla chips. Enjoy!

    taco soup in a white pot on the stove

    How to freeze taco soup

    This taco soup makes a GREAT freezer meal. It holds up really well and reheats perfectly. Check out my easy freezing tips below.

    1. Allow the taco soup to cool down.
    2. Place into a zip top bag or freezer container (leaving room for it to expand) and add a freezer label.
    3. Place in the freezer. It will stay good for up to six months in the freezer.
    4. When ready to reheat, place in the refrigerator or microwave to thaw. Then simmer in a pot over low heat.
    5. If I want to make it go further, sometimes I’ll add in an extra can of beans and tomatoes with a little more taco seasoning.

    Crockpot version

    This recipe can easily be made in the crockpot! Simply brown the hamburger, onions and bell peppers in a skillet first. Then add all ingredients to the crockpot and cook on low for 6-7 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours. So easy!

    bowl of taco soup topped with cheese, sour cream, cilantro and tortilla chips

    What readers are saying about this taco soup recipe

    “Absolutely love this quick and easy soup. Made it for my husband and it’s now one of his favorite dinners!” – Bee

    “Loved this Taco soup! The easiest, yet best I’ve made. Thanks so much for sharing.” – Carol

    “This was amazing and easy! It is so customizable–turn the “heat” up or down. It was great with sliced avocado and sour cream, and others loved it with chips and cheese! It’s on my board of “keepers”!” – Liisa

    “This is my favorite chili hands down. It is delicious!” – DH

    More easy and delicious soups:

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    Best Taco Soup Recipe

    Course: Soup
    Cuisine: Mexican
    Keyword: easy taco soup, taco soup, Taco soup recipe
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes
    Servings: 8
    Calories: 369
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    World's Best Taco Soup Recipe - Fast and easy to make in one pot with staple ingredients! This taco soup is by far the most requested meal at my house.

    Ingredients

    • 1 pound hamburger meat or ground turkey
    • 1-2 Tablespoons taco seasoning , more or less to taste
    • 1 medium sweet onion , chopped finely
    • 1 green bell pepper , chopped
    • 1 red bell pepper , chopped
    • 15 ounce can black beans , drained and rinsed
    • 15 ounce can kindey beans , drained and rinsed
    • 15 ounce can pinto or white beans , drained and rinsed (optional)
    • 15 ounce can corn
    • 15 ounce can tomato sauce
    • 10 ounce can Rotel
    • 15 ounce can diced tomatoes
    • 1/4 cup salsa , fresh is best

    Instructions

    • Brown hamburger in a large pan over medium-heat. Add in the onions, bell peppers and saute for a few minutes.
    • Add in the remaining ingredients and stir until combined. Let simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. You can add a little water if it starts getting too thick. If you have more time, let it simmer longer.
    • Top with sour cream and cheese. Serve with tortilla chips. Enjoy!

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    Notes

    Crockpot version: Brown hamburger, onions and bell peppers in a skillet first. Then add all ingredients to the crockpot and cook on low for 6-7 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours.
    To freeze: Let soup cool. Then place in a zip top bag or freezer container (leaving room for it to expand). Store in freezer for up to 6 months. To thaw, place in refrigerator or microwave. Then simmer in a pot over low-heat until warm. 

    Nutrition

    Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 1046mg | Potassium: 1127mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 923IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 5mg
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