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Video: Chicken Taco Soup

This hearty taco soup is a quick and easy meal that everyone will love! View the full recipe here: 8 Can Chicken Taco Soup

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Recipe: Taco Soup

Family favorite, great for doubling and excellent for freezing!


  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 lb. ground meat
  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning (Taco Bell is best)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can RoTel
  • 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 can beef broth
  • 1 can corn
  • 2 cans kidney beans


Saute onion with ground meat. Drain off the fat. Open all the cans and empty the entire content into the pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes.

Serve with cheddar cheese. sour cream, tortilla chips, and/or crackers.

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 45 Minutes

By Mistie from Baton Rouge

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Recipe: Jason's 7 Can Chicken Taco Soup

bowl of soup

My grandson Jason gives me ingredient money to make him 3-4 crock pots of soup each month. He works for the state and it's perfect to just grab from the freezer and heat for lunch. I keep back two servings of each too... just for me!

One of his staples is Chicken Taco Soup. It's the easiest one I make and only takes about 2 hours vs. 6-8 hours, plus I make it on the stove rather than the crock pot.

Approximate Time: 2 Hours

Yield: 9-10 cups


  • 1 each skinless/boneless chicken breast.
  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning
  • 1 15.5 oz can chicken broth
  • 1 cup cream of chicken soup
  • 1 4 oz. can green chilies
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans/drained
  • 1 15 oz. can white beans/drained
  • 1 15. oz can diced tomatoes/drained
  • 1 15 oz. can corn/drained


  1. Cut up chicken into small pieces and add to large pot that holds at least 12 cups.
  2. Add all other ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer for 1.5-2.0 hours. Let cool and portion into 1 cup paper cups with plastic lids and freeze.
  3. You can slice some tortillas and serve on top. Excellent with corn bread muffins and salad.

Source: I found this recipe on Google when I did chicken soup recipe search.

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By Sandi/Poor But Proud [458]

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Recipe: 8 Can Chicken Taco Soup

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This hearty taco soup is a quick and easy meal that everyone will love!

Approximate Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6-8 serving


  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 oz.) can white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (10 oz.) can chunk chicken, drained
  • 1 (15 oz.) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 (10.5 oz.) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (10 oz.) can green enchilada sauce
  • 1 (14 oz.) can chicken broth
  • 1 (15 oz.) can sweet yellow corn, drained
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • sour cream, optional
  • grated cheese, optional


  1. In a large pot, combine all ingredients. Stir to combine.
  2. add taco seasoning
  3. Cook over medium heat until heated through. Stirring occasionally.
  4. soup cooking
  5. Serve with tortilla chips. Enjoy!
  6. 8 can chicken taco soup

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By lalala... [729]

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Recipe: Orzo Taco Soup


  • 1 lb. ground beef,
  • onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4-6 cups water
  • 1 envelope McCormick Au Jus mix
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 large can tomatoes, your choice, chunky, diced etc,
  • 1 can veg all or frozen mixed veggies (I prefer frozen)
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 box orzo pasta


Saute beef in a stock pan with minced onion and clove of garlic, add salt and pepper to taste, drain fat. Add water, start with 4 and add more later if needed. Add Au Jus mix, taco mix, tomatoes, veg all or frozen mixed veggies, and corn. Bring to a boil, turn down slightly and add a half or box of orzo macaroni, cook until orzo's are done. The whole thing takes about a half hour start to finish and makes a hearty meal.

Serve in a bowl, put bowl on a plate and surround with nachos. Top with shredded cheese of your choice.

Options: This is one of my family's favorite soups, I make variations of it. You can leave taco flavoring out, you can add mushrooms, and any other veggie you want, you can also add more or less orzo depending on how thick you want your soup, we like it thick.

By Triss from New England

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Recipe: Easy Taco Soup

This is an inexpensive "dump recipe" -throw it in the pot, stir, then it's done! I had it in my head until I was pressed for time one night. My husband offered to make it, but I couldn't tell him what the amounts were. I then vowed to write it down so my husband or my two teens could make it as well.


  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef, browned and drained (can substitute cooked, shredded chicken).
  • salt to taste
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 (28 oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 (14 oz.) cans chicken broth
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans Ranch Style Beans, undrained
  • 2 (15-16 oz.) cans drained corn
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans kidney beans
  • 4-5 (15 oz.) cans of any combination of the following beans: pinto, cannelloni, butter, or great northern
  • 2 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. sriracha (Asian hot chili sauce) - is extremely hot
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 - 2 tsp. ground ginger (my mom used this to make beans not so "musical"; it seems to work!)
  • 1/2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt (optional)
Serve with any of the following garnishes:
  • lime juice or wedges
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheese
  • onions
  • olives
  • tortilla or corn chips (Fritos Scoops are delicious!)
  • more sriracha, for the truly brave!


Place browned hamburger in soup pan, add salt to taste. If you have onion haters in the family, dice onion fine and saute with 1 Tbsp. olive oil and 1 Tbsp. butter. Caramelize to your preference. It takes the bite out of the onion, so your onion haters will never know the difference!

Add onion, tomatoes, chicken broth, ranch beans, and corn. Mash tomatoes and 1 can of beans if desired for smoother, thicker texture. Drain and rinse remaining beans in colander, and add to soup pan. Add cumin, sriracha, cinnamon, ginger, sugar, and salt.

Cook over medium heat for 15-30 minutes, until it thickens to your liking. Serve with your choice of garnishes

Servings: Lots!
Time:20 Minutes Preparation Time
15 - 30 Minutes Cooking Time

By Marie from Idaho Falls, ID

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Recipe: Lower Salt Taco Soup

This is a modification of a standard recipe that reduces the salt and eliminates packaged seasonings so you can vary the amount of seasonings to suit your taste for a fresher, healthier dish.

There are many options for seasoning (and likewise many versions of this dish.) The simplest method, although heavily seasoned and salty, is one package taco seasoning mix and one package dry ranch dressing mix. However, the recipe was too salty for my family's needs, so I always substitute spices on hand for the package mixes. Once you acquire the seasonings, this saves money as well as salt.


  • 3 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes and chiles
  • 1 can ranch style beans
  • 1 can pinto, kidney, or second can ranch style beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 2 cups water
  • Homemade Taco Seasoning mix (below)
  • Homemade Ranch Dressing mix (below)
Taco Seasoning Mix:
  • 4 tsp. dried minced onion (can use fresh chopped onion)
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. bottled chopped garlic,
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin,
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano, and
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper.

Ranch Dressing Mix:
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley,
  • 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt,
  • 1/8 tsp. dried thyme, and
  • garlic and onion flavoring to taste, if desired. Generally the amounts in the taco seasoning are plenty.


Mix all items in large dutch oven or slow-cooker and warm until flavors are well blended. Check seasoning and add small amounts of salt if desired. Serve with Fritos, cornbread, sharp cheese, etc. as desired.

This can either heat fairly quickly for a fast meal, or slow cook for hours safely.

If your group includes meat lovers, brown 1 lb. sirloin or ground beef and drain. Serve the meat either on the side or add to soup during cooking.

Additional salt reducer: use no-salt added versions of the tomatoes and corn.

If you have kids who don't like pieces of tomato in their food, simply puree (grind up in blender or food processor) your tomatoes and Rotel. They'll never know!

Servings: 8-10
Time:10 Minutes Preparation Time
1/2 to 4 Hours Cooking Time

By TexasCostumer from Denton, TX

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Tip: Impromptu Taco Soup

DH likes for me to throw stuff in a pot and make impromptu soup. Today I decided to brown some ground beef as I would for chili or spaghetti. I usually use canned tomatoes and a small can of tomato sauce and then just start throwing stuff in, such as, potatoes, onions, peas, carrots, etc.

This time I decided to toss in a packet of taco seasoning mix. Voila! Taco soup. Delicioso by the way.

By Marty from Houston, TX

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Recipe: Taco Soup


  • 1 1/2 lb. ground beef or turkey
  • 1 med. onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • garlic powder, to taste
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato sauce (8oz.)
  • 1 can kidney beans, undrained
  • 1 can pinto beans, undrained
  • 1 can hominy, drained
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 envelope dry ranch dressing mix


Brown turkey with onion and green pepper in large saucepan, stirring until crumbly. Add garlic powder; drain. Combine turkey mixture and remaining ingredients in kettle; mix well. Bring to a boil. Simmer 30 minutes.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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Recipe: Hamburger Taco Soup

I love Mexican foods but dislike soup using chicken. The weather got cold here so I decided to make tacos in soup form.


  • 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 3 toes garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 can Rotel Tomatoes
  • V-8 Juice
  • 1 can refried beans
  • Chile power, to taste
  • Cumin, to taste
  • Crushed hot pepper
  • Salt


Wash and chop vegetables. Set aside. In a large pot, brown ground beef adding onion, bell pepper and celery after the meat is browned and broken into small pieces. Saute vegetables along with the meat until limp. Add the garlic and tomato paste and cook about 5 minutes. Add the can of Rotel tomatoes, V-8 juice, refried beans, chili powder, cumin, hot pepper and salt. Cover and cook on lowest fire until thickened. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

Serve hot. Serve with Doritos, diced raw onions and grated cheddar cheese.

Servings: 6
Time:30 Minutes Preparation Time
3 Hours Cooking Time

Source: My own recipe

By Georgieanna C. from New Orleans, LA

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Recipe: Chicken Taco Soup

This is my favorite crockpot soup. I can assemble the ingredients in less than 10 minutes! Served with some crackers or cheese quesadillas, it is an economical and tasty dinner!


  • 1 can chili beans
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 2 can diced tomatoes (w/jalepenos is good for this recipe!)
  • 1 8oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 4oz can diced green chilies
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning mix
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast (I put it in still frozen)


Pour all of the cans into the crockpot, don't drain anything! Add in the seasoning, water and onion; stir. Submerge the chicken breast into the mix and cook on low for 8 hours/high for 4 hours. Before serving, remove and shred the chicken, then return to the crockpot; stir. This is ready to serve with a sprinkle of shredded Mexican blend cheese and a spoon of sour cream. Yum!

By Barbara W from Williamsburg, VA

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Recipe: Slow Cooker Taco Soup


  • 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef, browned and drained
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 28-oz. can diced tomatoes with liquid
  • 1 28-oz can red black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1 28-oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning mix


Combine all in large slow cooker and stir. If you like it hot add 1 chopped jalapeno pepper. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.

Serve garnished with:

  • bell pepper strips
  • Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • sliced black olives
  • sour cream
  • tortilla chips

By J Walker from Salt Lake City Utah

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Question: Taco Soup Recipe Without Ranch Dressing

Years ago I used to make a taco soup that contained hamburger, taco seasoning, tomatoes, and Velveeta. I can't remember the rest of the ingredients, or the directions. I do know it contained "no" Ranch dressing. I can't stand Ranch dressing! All of the recipes I have found on-line contain Ranch dressing. If anyone has the recipe or something similar I would appreciate it. Thanks.

By Margaret from Denton, TX

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By sooz 83 71 08/13/2010 Flag

I never knew Ranch Dressing was a normal ingredient in Taco Soup. Here's the recipe I've been using. Hope you enjoy it.

Slow Cooker Taco Soup

1 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
taco seasoning
1 can diced tomatoes
garlic powder
salt and pepper
2 cups water
2 teaspoons beef bouillon (powder or cube)
1 can tomato soup
taco chips (e.g., Doritos)
shredded cheese

Brown hamburg with onions and peppers. Drain well and add taco seasoning. Put in slow cooker.

Combine remaining ingredients in crock pot. Cook on low for 4.5 hours.

Serve with crushed taco chips and shredded cheese on top.

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Question: Weight Watcher's Taco Soup

I need recipe for Weight Watchers taco soup.

Trisha from Alabama

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By Sarah (Guest Post) 12/02/2006 Flag

I made the recipe posted by Patybaby and it was soo good. Hard to believe it was so low in fat. Boy was it spicy. Hello Tums!

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Archive: Taco Soup

My family loves this recipe. It's also quick.


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 package Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1 can Pinto beans, drained
  • 1 can diced, stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can Tomato Soup
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese (we like cheddar)


Brown ground beef, drain and rinse. Put the ground beef into a large pot. Add the Taco Seasoning, drained beans, canned tomatoes and the can of soup. Add 1 can of water. Heat through and let simmer for a few minutes. Dish into soup bowls and sprinkle with grated cheese. We like ours thick so we can use tortilla chips as our spoons. Yum!

By Faith from Medford, OR

Archive: Taco Soup


  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 package taco seasonings
  • 1 package dry Ranch seasonings
  • 2 large cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can Rotel diced tomatoes and chili peppers, undrained
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 can hominy, drained
  • 1 can pinto beans, undrained
  • 1 can whole kernel corn, drained


Brown meat and onion. Drain. Add seasonings. Add to meat along with tomatoes. Simmer until well blended and hot. Enjoy!

Can serve with your favorite taco toppings, if desired.

By Terri from NV

Archive: Taco Soup

This is very simple, tastes great, inexpensive, and everyone loves it.


  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can dark red kidney beans
  • 1 can pinto beans
  • 1 can great northern beans
  • 1 can drained corn
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 1 can tomato soup (do not dilute)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with chilies (hot or mild)
  • 1 10 oz. can white chicken meat (drain well)
  • 1/2 packet ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup mild salsa (I use jarred salsa with cilantro in it for a fresh taste)


Drain all beans. Add all ingredients to a big pot. Heat and serve when thoroughly heated

servings: lots
time:10 minutes preparation time
10 minutes cooking time

by tcmoyer from Westerville, Ohio


RE: Taco Soup

Sounds delicious. It seems like it will make a big pot of soup, great for a crowd. (04/30/2009)

By Jan Lee

Archive: Easy Taco Lime Soup

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<img src="/images/articles/winner.jpg" width="72" height="77" align="right">This is so easy and so yummy! It is made of healthy ingredients, makes a lot in a short amount of time, and is very satisfying and filling.


  • 2-3 chicken breasts -cooked (cubed or shredded)
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can pinto beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • dash of sugar
  • 1-2 limes or lime juice
  • corn tortilla chips
  • Optional: shredded cheese, sour cream, taco seasoning


Prepare chicken breasts, or use leftovers. Pour cans of black and pinto beans, corn, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, cooked cubed or shredded chicken breasts, and dash of sugar in a large saucepan. Heat to boiling, and reduce heat to low to keep soup warm for serving.

You can just serve or eat it how it is, or you can put tortilla chips in a bowl, squeeze lime juice on the chips and add shredded cheese and/or sour cream. Pour soup over the top and serve!

If you like taco seasoning, you can add that (I personally like it without!)

Servings: 6-8
Time:5 Minutes Preparation Time
10 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: My sister-in-law Whit

By Lindsay from St George, UT


RE: Easy Taco Lime Soup

I'm a vegetarian so I'll leave out the chicken, but besides the meat, This recipe sounds SO very YUMMY! It was the lime juice that called my name! I love things that are a bit tart. I can't wait to try it. I'll make up a batch and freeze 1 cup portions in zip-lock baggies to microwave later. Thank you for posting it! (04/26/2009)

By Cyinda