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8 cans taco soup

(5 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Cindi Marie Bauer
Marshfield, WI

This is a quick 'n easy soup to put together. My husband and I especially enjoyed this soup the next day, as the seasonings seem to meld together in the soup a bit more. We also enjoyed the soup along with grilled cheese sandwiches.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

No matter how much experience you have in the kitchen, you can make this taco soup recipe. It's a basic dump-and-go recipe. The taco and ranch seasonings add all the flavor to this simple soup. There's plenty of meat for it to be hearty. The combination of beans is perfect. Corn gives the soup just a touch of sweetness. We served ours with tortilla chips and cheese, but that's just a suggestion. Sour cream and avocado chunks would be great too. If you think your soup is too thick, just add one can of water to thin it a little.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(5 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For 8 cans taco soup

  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 3/4 c
    diced onion
  • 2 pkg
    Old El Paso 25% Less Sodium Taco Seasoning Mix (1 oz. each)
  • 1 pkg
    Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix (1 oz.)
  • 2 can
    beef broth (14.5 oz. each)
  • 1 can
    diced tomatoes with basil, garlic & oregano (14.5 oz.)
  • 1 can
    (mild) diced tomatoes & green chilies (10 oz.)
  • 1 can
    Bush's Light Red Kidney Beans, drained & rinsed (16 oz.)
  • 1 can
    Bush's Pinto Beans, drained & rinsed (16 oz.)
  • 1 can
    black beans, drained & rinsed (15 oz.)
  • 1 can
    whole kernel corn, drained (15.25 oz.)

How To Make 8 cans taco soup

  • Browning beef and onions.
    In a large kettle or Dutch oven, add the ground beef and onion. Cook the ground beef till it browns, and the onion is tender. Drain off any excess grease.
  • Incorporating seasonings into ground beef.
    Add the cooked beef back to kettle, then sprinkle the packets of taco seasoning mix and ranch dressing mix, over the meat. Stir well to incorporate the seasonings into the meat.
  • Remaining ingredients added to the pot.
    Add the beef broth and canned tomatoes.
  • Stirring in ingredients.
    Add remaining ingredients into the kettle; stir, and simmer the soup (uncovered) for about an hour. Stir the soup occasionally while it's simmering.
  • 8 Can Taco Soup ladled into two bowls.
    Ladle soup into bowls and serve.