Rating: 4.5 stars 4.6
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  • 2 star values: 36
  • 1 star values: 10

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.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
8 hrs
8 hrs 10 mins
8 servings

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


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


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

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

Nutrition Facts

362 calories; protein 18.2g; carbohydrates 37.8g; fat 16.3g; cholesterol 48.5mg; sodium 1356mg. Full Nutrition