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Easy Taco Soup Recipe – A Favorite Weeknight Meal

If you are looking for a great weeknight meal that the entire family will love, then this Easy Taco Soup Recipe is for you!

It is not only delicious, but it is super easy to make. In fact, dinner will be on the table in less than 30 minutes.

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A bowl of Easy Taco Soup – an easy to make, family favorite soup.

And the best part of this recipe is that it is easy to customize to your family’s preferences.

Easy Taco Soup

The first step in making Easy Taco Soup is to brown your beef. However, instead of using a skillet to do this, use the pot that you are going to use to make your soup.

browning beef
The first step is to brown your ground beef, turkey or chicken.

This will prevent one more dish that needs to be washed. And if you use low fat ground beef, you may not even need to drain the grease out of the pot.

Although you can substitute ground turkey or ground chicken in this taco soup recipe, you may need to add a little extra virgin olive oil to the pan to prevent it from sticking to the bottom.

Using Pre-cooked Meat

And if you want to make this soup even faster, you can use precooked meat as well.

beef and onion
Once the meat is almost cooked through, add in the diced onions.

For instance, when ground beef is on sale, or if we are meal prepping for the week, we will cook the meat ahead of time.

Then we will divide the meat in 1 pound portions and refrigerate or freeze for later use.

Simply pull the meat out and add it to your recipe.

Add the Remaining Ingredients

If you are not using pre-cooked ground beef, add your diced onions when the beef is still a little pink.

drained pinto beans
Be sure to drain and rinse your canned beans before adding them to your soup.

This will help soften the onions and add a milder flavor than when adding raw onions to the soup.

Next drain and rinse your canned beans in a colander. You can use either pinto or black beans or no beans at all.

However, if you do choose to add beans to your recipe, you will want to rinse them to prevent the taco soup from tasting too ‘beany’.

Then add the remaining ingredients to the soup and bring to a boil.

easy taco soup ingredients
Add the remaining ingredients and bring the soup to a boil.

Once the pot begins to boil, reduce the heat to a simmer. Let the soup simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently.

Serving Suggestions

Once the taco soup is ready, use a ladle to scoop into bowls.

Serve as is or top with your favorite toppings.

Suggestions for toppings:
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • tortilla strips
  • diced jalapenos
  • diced onions
  • avocado
easy taco soup
Easy Taco Soup ready to be served.

And just like our Chicken Tortilla Soup, this soup only gets better the next day! If there are any leftovers, be sure to have some for lunch the next day!

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Easy Taco Soup Recipe

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A quick and easy to make soup that your entire family will love. All the flavors of a tacos without the shell.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 16 oz can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 10 oz can Rotel tomatoes
  • 4 oz can mild green chile peppers
  • 1/2 small green pepper, diced
  • 1 package taco seasoning mix
  • 2 cups beef broth


  1. In a large pot, brown ground beef till until almost completely browned. Add the diced onion and continue to cook until beef is no longer pink. Drain off any excess fat.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to pot and stir. Bring to a boil, then turn down to simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Serve immediately.


Recipe provided by Make Your Meals

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
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