Taco Soup

Melanie Young


Great soup and freezes well. It is very filling. A friend gave me this recipe. Her husband is a picky eater and loves it.

I used 1 lb ground beef and 1/2 of a small onion. For the kidney beans, I used the dark red beans. I simmered the soup for 45 minutes and the flavors blended well and the soup was bubbling.

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Makes 4 quarts


15 Min


45 Min


Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
What a lovely soup for a cold day! The mixture of beans is different and really nice. Melanie said that it freezes well, but I can't weigh-in on that... We didn't have a drop left!


1 or 2 lb
ground meat
onion chopped fine
1 can(s)
diced tomatos - 28 oz - undrained
1 can(s)
pinto beans - 16 oz - undrained
1 can(s)
black beans - 16 oz - undrained
1 pkg
ranch dressing mix
1 can(s)
Rotel - 10 oz
1 can(s)
kidney beans - 16 oz - undrained
1 can(s)
shoepeg corn - 11 oz - undrained
2 pkg
taco seasoning

Directions Step-By-Step

Brown meat and onion together. Drain.
Add meat and onion to all other ingredients and add one cup of water.
Simmer, covered, for at least 45 minutes.
Top with cheese, sour cream and fritos.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef Soups, Bean Soups
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtag: #taco