Taco soup!

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Taco soup is by far the most requested meal at my house. My husband LOVES it and could probably eat it twice a week. It’s one of my favorite meals too. Heck the kids even love it…and they are PICKY! I just don’t add the taco seasoning to their bowls. It’s definitely one of our all time favorite (EASY) recipes to make! I originally posted this recipe two years ago but wanted to post my “re-vamped” version with fall just around the corner.
Everyone I make this for always asks for the “secret” taco soup recipe. I promise it’s super easy to make. If my husband can make this…YOU can too! ;)

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Taco Soup


  • 1 lb hamburger or turkery burger You can leave out the meat as well
  • 2 TB taco seasoning more or less to taste
  • 1 medium sweet onion chopped finely
  • 1/2 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 orange or yellow bell pepper chopped
  • 1 15 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 ozcan kindey beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 oz can corn with water
  • 1 can rotel tomato’s mild or medium
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomato’s
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce


1. Brown hamburger in a large pan. Add in onions, bell peppers and saute for a few minutes.
2. Add in 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. You could also put this soup in a crock pout and let cook on low for several hours.
3. Top with your favorite fix in’s. Our favorites are sour cream and cheese. Serve with tortilla chips. Enjoy!

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This soup is a great freezer meal. Allow the soup to cool and then place in a freezer Ziploc bag or container. It will stay good up to six months in the freezer.
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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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34 comments on “Taco soup!”

  1. Yum! That looks awesome! I make Chicken Tortilla soup all the time and I'm kinda sick of it. I'll totally try this! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. I love that soup! I make it with chicken and queso sauce. YUMMMYYYY!!!

  3. Thank you! My husband & kids would love this – they always complain tacos are "messy" (guys that dislike messy food – weirdos right?).

  4. nate and amy crandell Reply

    How much…would it cost if you were my personal chef?? For reals!! That looks and sounds DELICIOUS!!!

  5. mmmm… I love taco soup!

  6. Sounds easy and so yummy! I think I might have to give this one a try! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Rebecca@This Present Life Reply

    Yum! I knew I bought that hamburger meat yesterday for a reason! I'm totally going to have to give this a try!

  8. I could eat taco soup 4 nights a week; love it!

  9. That looks so yummers!! Thanks, now I'm suddenly starving :)-


  10. Yummy! Now I know what is for dinner tomorrow night. Thanks

  11. going to try this with either chicken or ground turkey in place of the beef…I don't do beef
    but I LOVE chicken tortilla soup and this seems similar and different!!



  12. I love taco soup. Thanks for the reminder and your version of it looks sooo yummy.

    Hope to see you over at Pittypat Paperie sometimes.

  13. that sounds great!

  14. Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) Reply

    THAT. looks. so. yummy! :)

  15. sounds devine!!!!!

  16. ooh, this sounds like a keeper! this is my husbands favorite dish, and so far all I've done is buy it in a can. Yeah. This looks so much better.

    Thank you for participating in the Craft Therapy Session with Life in the Pitts

  17. Yum! Looks delishious! I'm a new follower now. I found this through Strut your Stuff Thursday. :)

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  19. AshTreeCottage Reply

    That soup sounds delish! I'll give it a try!!

    Susan and Bentley

  20. Rebecca@This Present Life Reply

    I wanted to let you know that I made this last night and it was DELICIOUS! I ended up using extra salsa in lieu of the Rotel or green chilies (my husband doesn't like spicy). I'm so glad you shared this recipe! Next time I'm making double so I can freeze half. Yum!

  21. Looks delicious!

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  22. Melissa Miller Reply

    Yum! This really looks good. Mmmmm…:)

  23. Kara@ Creations by Kara Reply

    This is a favorite at our house too! I've never tried the Rotel, I'll have to do that next time.

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  25. Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! Reply

    We are big fans of any Mexican recipe at our house, especially if it's easy and a one pot/pan meal! Sounds great! Thanks for sharing on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

  26. Stephanie Lynn Reply

    Oh I have never tried this but it looks amazing! TFS – I hope to make it soon! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you are haveing a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  27. Stephanie Cameron Reply

    I made this for dinner tonight! I doubled the recipe and threw half of it in the freezer for a later date. It was super yummo! Lol at rotel finding your post! You go and enter that contest!!

  28. Thanks for sharing your yummy recipes. I am not overly excited about my time in the kitchen and seem to be in a meal time slump. We LOVED your recipe. My husband said it was probably the best Taco soup he has ever eaten! Thanks!!!!! As a mother of 5 boys, I really appreciate any help I can get. :0]

  29. Oh my gosh, it's like 6AM and I'm about to die to try this. I love any Mex kind of soup. I"d like to invite you to come over and link this up to Foodie Friday. This and any of recipe you'd like. I'm swiped some menu ideas from you in the past. Thanks for always eating such great food!

    ~ The Speckled Dog

  30. I made this for dinner last night and it was a huge hit! My family went on and on about how great it was…everyone had seconds! Thanks for this recipe! It's definitely going in my recipe rotation!

  31. I saw this on your top 10 blog posts. I made this last week over Christmas and it was so good! I might just make it again this week. So easy!

  32. Any chance to get nutritional information for Mexican recipes?

  33. What chips are shown in picture of worlds best taco soup?  This is really really good but those chips have eluded me.  I used regular tortilla chips but those look better.  Thanks

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