A hearty bean soup with a spicy taco flavor. Garnish with cheese and sour cream.

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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 Dutch oven, brown ground beef or turkey with chopped onion, stirring frequently. Once beef is browned drain grease from pan.

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  • Add canned tomatoes, kidney beans, hominy, taco seasoning and ranch salad dressing mix. Mix well and let simmer over low heat for two hours. (Add 1 to 2 cups of water if necessary to make soup the desired consistency)

  • Ladle into soup bowls and garnish with shredded Cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

501.8 calories; 27.2 g protein; 32.7 g carbohydrates; 94.3 mg cholesterol; 1543.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2005
I have a recipe that is very similar to this one...the great thing is you can add just about any kind or amount of beans to it and it's still great! If you are "stretching" this for a larger crowd I add mexican corn black beans and ranch beans to this and for an extra kick Hidden Valley has a Mexican Ranch Dip mix as opposed to the original mix. Great recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/27/2012
Eh this was ok. To be honest it was just way too salty for my taste maybe because of the taco mix and the ranch mix. I used a can of Mexicorn instead of hominy and added a can of black beans. Probably won't make this again... Read More
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  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2005
I have a recipe that is very similar to this one...the great thing is you can add just about any kind or amount of beans to it and it's still great! If you are "stretching" this for a larger crowd I add mexican corn black beans and ranch beans to this and for an extra kick Hidden Valley has a Mexican Ranch Dip mix as opposed to the original mix. Great recipe! Read More
(66)
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2007
Sooo good and so easy! I just browned the beef threw everything in the crockpot for about 5 hours on Low. Turned out perfect! I used canned corn not hominy. I garnished with cilantro and sour cream...yum! I also threw a jar of mild salsa in the crockpot. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2003
I replaced the hominy with corn. My husband loves spicy food so I also added two chopped jalapenos. It was wonderful even better the next day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2004
This is an absolute must have recipe. Although the name is "Taco Soup III" it's really more like a chili. Very high in fiber! The standard recipe is for 6 servings but this made a HUGE batch-more 8 servings. This will become a staple in our household! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2008
excellent! great on a cold, rainy day. used beer in place of the water and it was a nice addition. great in the slow cooker. freezes well too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2003
I used shoepeg corn instead of hominy. Tastes even better the next day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2004
This is an awesome recipe. I've been making it for a long time. A friend gave me the recipe. I use different kinds of beans sometimes such as pintos. My family loves this poured over a bowl of corn chips and topped with cheese and sour cream. You can't go wrong with this easy soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2011
Fantastic! I added a can of beer, an extra 1/2 packet of taco seasoning and a can of corn! Served with cilantro, sour cream, avocado, and cheese to put on top! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2012
The best ever. Oh my this is delicious! It has a good deal of kick to it without being overly spicy. I only had a third of a Texas sweet onion left and used frozen corn instead of hominy. I added an half can of tomato soup that was in my refrigerator and a can of beef consomme when it needed additional liquid. I used "famous taco seasoning mix" found here and a half tsp of cocoa powder and a pinch of oregano. You definitely want to add the sour cream and the cheese as it mellows the heat and finishes the dish. Sliced avocado would have been all I needed to make it better. I topped this with some crispy tortilla chips YUM!.Thanks I will be making this again and again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/27/2012
Eh this was ok. To be honest it was just way too salty for my taste maybe because of the taco mix and the ranch mix. I used a can of Mexicorn instead of hominy and added a can of black beans. Probably won't make this again... Read More
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