There can’t be a more simple and delicious recipe than this easy taco soup! Keep a pound of ground beef in your freezer, five cans of basic ingredients in your pantry and two seasoning packets and you can whip up this easy taco soup recipe any time.
Taco soup literally goes together in minutes and can be cooked in a variety of ways. If you have a little more time, my Cincinnati Chili is another crowd-pleasing recipe. I am super partial to this easy slow cooker chili, but my husband thinks his George’s Chili (named after him) is the best ever.
5 Can Easy Taco Soup Ingredients
Here are the 5 cans it takes to put together easy taco soup. Keep them in your pantry and you are always ready to make Taco Soup in minutes!
- Corn with juice (1 can)
- Hominy with juice (1 can)
- Diced tomatoes with juice (1 can)
- Diced tomatoes and green chilies with juice (1 can)
- Ranch Style beans, undrained (1 can)
In addition, this taco soup takes
- 1 pkg Ranch Dressing mix
- 1 pkg taco seasoning mix
- and 1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
People have asked if other beans like kidney beans, pinto beans, or black beans may be substituted. And the answer is, yes, of course! However, the ranch style beans have a sauce that I think gives this taco soup extra flavor.
How do you make Taco Soup?
This Taco Soup recipe is made easily in one pot! It is hearty, tasty and full of flavor.
To make taco soup, first brown the ground beef (or lean ground turkey if you are decreasing saturated fat) in a large pot or dutch oven. Be sure to drain excess fat from the meat after cooking. Now add in all the remaining ingredients and stir to combine everything and heat on medium heat until the soup is hot through.
Taco soup can be eaten just heated from the stove, left in a crock pot for hours, or my personal favorite – 10 minutes in a pressure cooker. I call it my pressure cooker taco soup!
Any way you cook it, it is a winner! Add a dollop of sour cream and some grated cheddar cheese for a super EASY and yummy soup! My kids love to crunch up tortilla chips or corn chips and stir them into the taco soup.
Easy Taco Soup Recipe
This is a delicious protein packed soup with the meat, beans, corn, tomatoes, and hominy. Keep all the staples in your pantry and you can have soup in minutes!
This quick and easy taco soup recipe with ranch dressing makes for an easy weeknight meal, or quick meal when company is coming and you don’t know what to fix. They will love this delicious combination of tacos and a hearty cold-weather soup!
Keep these 5 cans in your pantry and you are always ready to make delicious taco soup in minutes!
- 1 can corn with juice
- 1 can hominy with juice
- 1 can diced tomatoes with juice
- 1 can diced tomatoes and green chilies with juice
- 1 can Ranch Style beans undrained
- 1 pkg Ranch Dressing dip/dressing mix
- 1 pkg taco seasoning
- 1 pound ground beef browned and drained
Combine everything and heat. It can be eaten just heated from the stove, left in a crock pot for hours or my personal favorite 10 mins in a pressure cooker. I call it my pressure cooker taco soup! Any way you cook it, it is a winner!
Add a dollop of sour cream and some grated cheddar cheese and serve with corn chips for a super EASY and yummy soup!
Easy Taco Soup Variations
For an even more special dinner, top this easy taco soup with sour cream, shredded cheese, pico de gallo, cilantro, avocado, or your other favorite taco toppings! I like to create a little toppings station at the table so everyone can customize their bowls just how they like it. So savory, and beautiful too!
If you like a little extra heat, slice in some jalapenos or green chiles on the top. Some taco soup recipes call for canned green chiles, but if you’re not used to the spiciness, it might cause heartburn for you!
To make this taco soup recipe in a low-fat version, substitute ground turkey or ground chicken for the beef.
More hearty soup recipes
How about some more cold weather soup recipes to warm up your mealtimes? My family loves these hearty winter soups:
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- 5 Ingredient Healthy Recipes,
- Taste of Home’s Top 10 5 Ingredient Dinners
- Southern Living doesn’t disappoint with Quick & Easy 5 Ingredient Supper ideas!
Do you have a favorite go-to dinner recipe to share? Did you try our easy taco soup recipe? Share a comment and let us know what you thought!