Rating: 4.18 stars
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

If you love tacos, you just have to try this soup! It's simple to make and uses ingredients that you may already have in the house! Garnish with shredded Cheddar cheese and crushed up nacho chips. I like to use spicy kidney beans.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 10 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 pot over medium high heat, saute the ground beef for 5 to 10 minutes, or until browned. Drain the grease, and add the taco seasoning, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, corn and kidney beans. Mix well, reduce heat to low and let simmer for 1 to 2 hours to allow the flavors to mesh.

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Nutrition Facts

347 calories; protein 25.7g; carbohydrates 30.3g; fat 14.1g; cholesterol 69mg; sodium 1101.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2002
This was a really simple dish that turned out great. I used one can of chopped tomatoes and one can tomato sauce (I think that's what the recipe wants to say). I added taco seasoning instead of the onion soup mix. In the end I didn't find it quite spicy enough so I just added a ton of garlic and chilli and VOILA - I made some delicious chilli quite by accident! The corn tastes really great in this. I used less meat. Quick and easy and would be great to make in huge batches for potlucks.. Read More
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/22/2014
Where to begin with this recipe? Points added for simplicity and pantry fixings. Points removed for the directions and the ingredients not matching. Which is it? Taco seasoning or onion soup mix? No liquid? How is this considered a soup? It's so thick that pasta sauce has more liquid in it. To remedy this entire recipe to make it edible I made the following changes: added fresh onion and cooked with meat. Used taco seasoning since it IS taco soup and not a nacho type topping. Added 2 cans of water from the diced tomato can and used diced tomatoes with green chiles instead of plain tomatoes. This recipe as written--great for nachos or as a dip NOT soup. My version of this recipe? A quick family friendly stew. I'm going to make my changes and resubmit this recipe for publication. Photo is of MY version not as the recipe states. Read More
(3)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2002
This was a really simple dish that turned out great. I used one can of chopped tomatoes and one can tomato sauce (I think that's what the recipe wants to say). I added taco seasoning instead of the onion soup mix. In the end I didn't find it quite spicy enough so I just added a ton of garlic and chilli and VOILA - I made some delicious chilli quite by accident! The corn tastes really great in this. I used less meat. Quick and easy and would be great to make in huge batches for potlucks.. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
11/28/2007
This Taco Soup was SUPER easy and just as good as the more complicated Taco Soups I've had. The instructions say Taco Seasoning and don't mention the Onion soup mix in the ingredients so I used the Taco Seasoning. We eat Taco Soup with some grated cheese sour cream and Fritos scoops. Yummy! Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2005
I really liked this recipe. It was simple but really good. I made it for a party and everyone loved it. My husband told me it needed to be a regular in our house. Read More
(13)
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Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2010
This was pretty good and best of all super quick to make on a busy weekday. It was also very filling. I used 1 lb of 93% lean beef (no draining neccessary) pinto beans and an equal amount of frozen defrosted corn. I also accidentally opened a can of diced tomatoes with basil garlic and oregano so I just used it. The directions say add taco seasoning but I didn't see it in the ingredient list so I just stuck to the ingredient list and used only the dry onion soup mix. I also only simmered for about 20-25 minutes so the ingredients didn't turn to mush. When done we topped with cheese. I probably only rated it a 4 because of the sodium which I try to watch and it uses all canned ingredients. But the recipe seems adaptable to changes. And if making again I would double the recipe because it only makes about 5 servings. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2009
Made this tonight and it was very yummy! Great alternative to regular tacos. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2011
I wish there was a way to contact the person who submitted this recipe and find out if it is supposed to be dry onion soup mix or taco seasoning. Having said that... I put 7 Tbsp taco seasoning in (I was slowly trying to add it to see how much I needed and it ended up being quite a bit) and then approx 1/2 tsp onion powder. This is a VERY thick soup... almost like a chili-soup. Good with shredded cheese and nacho chips or poured over a baked potato. Considering how easy this soup was and how very little ingredients were required it really is good.;) Read More
(3)
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Rating: 3 stars
10/21/2014
Where to begin with this recipe? Points added for simplicity and pantry fixings. Points removed for the directions and the ingredients not matching. Which is it? Taco seasoning or onion soup mix? No liquid? How is this considered a soup? It's so thick that pasta sauce has more liquid in it. To remedy this entire recipe to make it edible I made the following changes: added fresh onion and cooked with meat. Used taco seasoning since it IS taco soup and not a nacho type topping. Added 2 cans of water from the diced tomato can and used diced tomatoes with green chiles instead of plain tomatoes. This recipe as written--great for nachos or as a dip NOT soup. My version of this recipe? A quick family friendly stew. I'm going to make my changes and resubmit this recipe for publication. Photo is of MY version not as the recipe states. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2006
This was good but needed to be served with chips or actually put in taco shells. Without the chips seemed like something was missing. My husband and I make tacos often and thought this was a good alternative to "beef up" plain old tacos. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2013
This was pretty tasty but I think the title was a bit misleading. When I think "Taco" anything I pretty much think chili powder must be there and this recipe didn't have any. It seems like a recipe mixup maybe: the title is "Taco Soup" but the ingredient list has "dry onion soup mix" but the directions mention "taco seasoning" instead of the soup mix. As is this is kind of a nice beef/vegetable stew (thicker than a soup I think). I made it almost exactly as written using 85% ground beef a slightly larger can of corn (15.25 oz.) and for the onion soup mix I used another recipe from this site that is supposed to be equivalent to one package of it. This was pretty filling and tasty but I bet it'd be even nicer if I'd used taco seasoning instead. Read More