There can’t be a more simple and more delicious recipe than this easy taco soup! Keep a pound of ground beef in your freezer, five cans of basic ingredients in your pantry staples, and two seasoning packets and you can whip up this easy taco soup recipe any time.

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Do you have more 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.

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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 (or make your own taco seasoning spice mix)
  • and 1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
  • salt and pepper to taste

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.

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How do you make Taco Soup?

This Taco Soup recipe is made easily in one pot! It is hearty, tasty, and full of flavor. It is a good for you soup packed with protein and fiber.

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 (no need to drain and rinse anything) and stir to combine everything and heat on medium heat until the soup is hot through.

PRO TIP: Taco soup can be eaten just heated from the stove, left to simmer in a crock pot for hours, or my personal favorite – for 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.

If you happen to have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This soup also freezes beautifully in a freezer-safe container. In fact, my chicken taco soup is a dump meal for the freezer. So easy to throw in a freezer zip lock bag.

taco soup

Easy Taco Soup Recipe

This Mexican soup with hominy is a protein-packed soup full of meat, beans, corn, and tomatoes and is so delicious. 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 a 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!

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, try the taco soup with Rotel spicy instead of mild, and slice in some jalapenos or green chiles on the top. Another option is to add canned green chilies. Take caution though, chiles may add a spiciness that might cause you to have heartburn!

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:

And to curb the craving for something sweet after eating such savory soups you might enjoy an Instant Pot Dessert.

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Taco Soup

Keep these 5 cans in your pantry and you are always ready to make delicious taco soup in minutes!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 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!


Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 332mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2.1mg
Servings: 6
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican

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  1. What is ranch style beans? Recipe sounds great I like quick and easy and I am sure it will freeze well.

  2. The only difference in your recipe and mine is I don’t use corn. And I use pinto beans and black beans. I sometimes add a bit of chopped onion too. I love it. Hubby doesn’t. =(

  3. This chili was SO easy to make and the flavor was perfect! I just love the idea of all cans too so you can make a super quick chili. Thanks for sharing this!

  4. Hi Leona, I think you could substitute another kind of bean. Black beans would be tasty.

  5. Hi Susan, You could use another can of corn or beans…… but the hominy is delicious. Have you tried it? I have to admit when my friend first made this soup for me (about 19 years ago) I hadn’t ever had hominy. I really like it.

  6. Hello,

    Your Easy Taco Soup recipe looks amazing!
    Can’t wait to give it a try.
    Thanks for giving this recipe to us!

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