This is a really good soup that tastes just like tacos. In fact, if you omit the tomato juice it makes a good meat for tacos. It can also be prepared in a pot instead of a slow cooker. Serve with shredded cheese and chips if desired.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 hrs 10 mins
total:
5 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir beef until crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess grease. Transfer beef to a slow cooker and sprinkle with the taco seasoning mix and ranch dressing mix.

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  • Add the diced tomatoes and green chiles, corn, and black beans, all with their liquid, to the slow cooker. Stir the black olives, onion, bell pepper, and tomato juice into the ground beef mixture. Cook on Low until the vegetables are completely tender, about 5 hours.

Nutrition Facts

299 calories; protein 15.5g; carbohydrates 32.2g; fat 13g; cholesterol 34.4mg; sodium 1714.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2009
This is a very good recipe..a can of RoTel tomatoes gives it some zip..a lady at my church makes this all the time. You can change up the type of beans you use depending on your preference..but black beans or pinto are great! Read More
(105)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/12/2015
This recipe was easy and tasty for me a novice cook. Read More
(4)
294 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 221
  • 4 star values: 56
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2009
This is a very good recipe..a can of RoTel tomatoes gives it some zip..a lady at my church makes this all the time. You can change up the type of beans you use depending on your preference..but black beans or pinto are great! Read More
(105)
Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2009
The combination of ingredients is delish. However the consistency was a bit off. I added an extra cup of water and a cup of tomato juice. Read More
(69)
Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2009
I made this for dinner one evening and we thought it was delicious. The only thing I change was I didn't add any black olives as I did not have any. Will certainly make it again. Thanks for the great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2011
Oh my gosh! This was amazing!I used 1 1/2lbs of very lean natural ground beef, didn't have to drain it! I used 2 freshly diced tomatoes and omitted the chiles because my kids don't like anything hot. I also added a cup of beef broth and went ahead and drained the cans of corn (I normally use frozen corn, but didn't have any) and olives so it wouldn't be too watery. I used about a cup of dry black beans (I try to avoid canned processed foods) and I slightly cooked the onion, 4 cloves of minced garlic, and bell pepper in the skillet when the meat was just about done browning. I served different toppings to put on top: shredded Mexican style cheese, sliced avocado, sour cream, fried corn tortilla strips, and cut up some limes. Nice little make-it-your-own taco soup bar. Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2009
I thought this was delicious and will continue to make! I followed the recipe exactly with 2 minor exceptions: added a 7oz can of diced green chiles (because i love them) and I used a cup of tomato sauce instead of tomato juice and just filled the tomato sauce can with water. Can't wait to make it during the winter when it isn't 100 degrees outside here in Texas! Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2011
I have been making this soup for years & it is so versatile. I add a can of chili beans to give it a little more zip. I make the soup & we use the leftovers for several days. We use a slotted spoon & make soft tacos one night, the next night we have a potato bar...just put it on top of a baked potato & add your fave toppings, sour cream shredded cheese,etc. We also make nachos with it...my fave! Just put on top of tortilla chips, add shredded cheese, sour cream & olives. The possibilites are endless. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2009
I've made this recipe twice already, and it's great! I didn't have tomato juice so I substituted a small jar of medium salsa and a cup of water. I also used a small can of sliced black olives instead of what the recipe called for. Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2009
My family enjoyed this recipe. It was easy to make and I will continue to make this. Thank you. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2009
I couldn't find 15.5oz can of sliced ripe olives. I used a 3.8 oz can and it was sufficient. I also put shredded pepper jack cheese over the servings with crushed taco chips. Delish! Read More
(15)
Rating: 3 stars
08/12/2015
This recipe was easy and tasty for me a novice cook. Read More
(4)
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