Like a taco in a bowl! Serve with cheese, tortilla chips, and sour cream.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook ground beef and onion until meat is evenly brown; drain excess fat. Mix in water, tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato sauce, and taco seasoning mix. Cover, and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in the avocado.

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  • Ladle hot soup into serving bowls. Pass cheese, tortilla chips, and sour cream to top each serving.

Nutrition Facts

657 calories; protein 23.1g; carbohydrates 61.5g; fat 37.3g; cholesterol 61.1mg; sodium 1128.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (82)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2006
I liked this recipe because it was easy to throw together and had a good flavor. We like a more hearty soup so we upped the ground beef to a pound and added a can of whole kernel corn. Also added an entire packet of mild taco seasoning. We'd definitely make this one again. It's great with crushed tortilla chips and melted Monterrey/Cheddar on top. A great recipe that you can customize to your own taste. We added some fresh cilantro as another review recommended - definitely will do that again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/15/2011
Sounded good especially the comment of "taco in a bowl". To me this was just chili and not even good chili. Won't be making this again. Read More
(5)
102 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 59
  • 4 star values: 33
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2006
I liked this recipe because it was easy to throw together and had a good flavor. We like a more hearty soup so we upped the ground beef to a pound and added a can of whole kernel corn. Also added an entire packet of mild taco seasoning. We'd definitely make this one again. It's great with crushed tortilla chips and melted Monterrey/Cheddar on top. A great recipe that you can customize to your own taste. We added some fresh cilantro as another review recommended - definitely will do that again. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2003
Loved this quick and easy recipe as is... the second time I prepared it I added a packet of ranch dressing mix for a tangy kick and I omit the avocados only for my boyfriend... oh and we love it with fritos!!! Make extra because it's even better the next day!! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2007
This recipe got!Two Thumbs Up! from my entire family. I did make some modifications so I am not sure that it is fair to rate it. I used 93/7 ground turkey by Honeysuckle White 1lb half an onion about 1/2c a can of diced tomatoes can of pinto beans Taco Seasoning I (recipe from this site) instead of the package seasoning a 4oz. can of chopped green chilies 1c water and not the 1 1/2c that was suggested and Taco Flavored shredded cheese. I didn't use any avocado only because I didn't have any on hand. I bet that would have made it even better and I am not sure that is even possible. Thank You Darla for this great recipe. It will surely be put into rotation as one of our regular meals. oops almost forgot that also added a can of drained corn. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2010
So so good! I worried about the avocado-I love them but never eat them hot and they do get hot as the soup is but no fear they were heavenly. Thanks for this recipe. I finally found my ideal taco soup! The only change I made was to use black beans as it was all I had on hand. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2003
Great taste easy full of color and goes great with cornbread! Like chili but still a soup. Will make this again! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2011
I had to make this stretch for lunches next week plus use what I had on hand. I used ground turkey two medium yellow onions organic canned tomatoes organic canned kidney beans and organic tomato sauce. I made my own taco seasoning mix. To make this more filling and to add a little more flavor I did add in one can Mexi-corn rinsed and drained an additional can of organic black beans also rinsed and drained and a couple cloves of minced garlic. After tasting it I did add in more taco seasoning. This was okay--good enough for what I needed. I think it would have been better with broth instead of water but I was in a hurry. My husband says it's the avocado that really does it for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2014
Absolutely delicious! I've made this a few times with some changes & additions: I don't like it real soupy so I drain the beans and use only 1 cup of water. This makes it thick like chili. I use 1 lb of ground turkey and add 2 tsp of minced garlic 1 tsp crushed dried cilantro and use homemade taco seasoning - 1 1/2 tbsp of which is plenty. I add about 3/4 cup of frozen corn too. I think the tortilla chips & sour cream really make the dish and the avocado really pulls it together! I sprinkle chopped green onions on top as well. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2010
Love it! Comes out perfect every time!!! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2003
My husband and I both LOVE this recipe! We were going to have it on a camping trip but decided to stay home. The two of us at all of the Taco Soup by ourselves... GLADLY! Our only regret was that our stomachs couldn't comfortably hold as much as we wanted to eat. Very very good recipe. A definite keeper!! Read More
(7)
Rating: 1 stars
02/15/2011
Sounded good especially the comment of "taco in a bowl". To me this was just chili and not even good chili. Won't be making this again. Read More
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