Slow Cooker Taco Soup


This is a quick, throw together slow cooker soup packed with all the flavors you'd expect in a Tex-Mex chili. Simply adjust to your taste, adding more taco seasoning, or freshly chopped jalapeno peppers for extra heat. Teenagers love this soup topped with tortilla chips, shredded Cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 10 mins
8 servings
high angle, looking at a bowl of slow cooker taco soup, topped with sour cream, cheddar cheese and Frito's

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This hearty, cozy, and boldly flavored taco soup recipe will win you over with a savory blend of chile peppers, kidney beans, ground beef, and Southwestern-inspired spices. With super-easy prep and slow-cooker shortcut, this family-friendly dish never fails to impress. Learn how to make homestyle taco soup, plus get tips on freezing and what to serve with it.

What to Serve With Taco Soup

The rich, smoky flavor of taco soup pairs well with anything from down-home buttermilk cornbread to citrus-splashed cucumber salad. Try a bowl of cheesy Spanish rice or crushed tortilla chips to round out the meal.

Top your taco soup with sour cream, avocado, and cilantro for a zesty, restaurant-worthy bite.

How to Store Taco Soup

Store leftover taco soup in a heavy-duty bag or airtight container for up to four days in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.

Can You Freeze Taco Soup?

Yes, leftover taco soup can be frozen and kept for two to three months. Place soup in a heavy-duty plastic bag (portioned out into single servings for quick, handy meals) or an airtight container for best results.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"So simple and so good," raves reviewer Donna. "You can top it with cheese or sour cream and eat with large nacho chips! Excellent."

"I like it spicy, so I used hot taco seasoning and diced jalapenos instead of chilies," shares Annie. "Yummy!"

"Five stars because this is very easy, really tasty, super economical, can feed a crowd, and makes great leftovers," says home cook Lisa.

Editorial contributions by Rai Mincey


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 (16 ounce) can chili beans, with liquid

  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans with liquid

  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, with liquid

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans peeled and diced tomatoes

  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chile peppers

  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    All ingredients gathered to make slow cooker taco soup.

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  2. In a medium skillet, cook the ground beef until browned over medium heat. Drain, and set aside.

    Ground beef browning over medium heat.

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  3. Place the ground beef, onion, chili beans, kidney beans, corn, tomato sauce, water, diced tomatoes, green chile peppers and taco seasoning mix in a slow cooker.

    All ingredients placed in slow cooker.

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  4. Mix to blend, and cook on Low setting for 8 hours.

    All ingredients mixed together in the slow cooker.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

362 Calories
16g Fat
38g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 362
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 1356mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 9g 30%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 22mg 110%
Calcium 84mg 6%
Iron 5mg 30%
Potassium 670mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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