This easy soup is hearty, yet extremely tasty. This is really a form of chili, but uses some ingredients not found in regular chili. Sure to be a hit, you can adjust the spice as needed by using varying levels of jalapenos and RO*TEL® varieties. Top with shredded sharp Cheddar cheese and/or sour cream. Serve with tortilla chips. Leftovers can be frozen and enjoyed later.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
8 hrs 20 mins
total:
8 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Brown the ground beef completely in a large skillet over medium heat; drain. Transfer the beef to a slow cooker.

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  • Brown the sausage completely in a large skillet over medium heat; drain. Transfer the beef to a slow cooker.

  • Add the crushed tomatoes, corn, black beans, kidney beans, ranch dressing mix, taco seasoning mix, onion, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, chili sauce, jalapeno peppers, beer, and black pepper to the slow cooker. Set slow cooker to Low and cook 8 to 10 hours, or, if you prefer, on High for 4 to 6 hours.

Nutrition Facts

195 calories; protein 10.9g 22% DV; carbohydrates 19.4g 6% DV; fat 8.1g 12% DV; cholesterol 27.2mg 9% DV; sodium 838.9mg 34% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
I made this exactly as shown. It was very good. My husband and guests raved about it. I served it with nacho chips and sour cream to be added as a garnish. I will make it again. The only thing I will add as a personal note - it is more of a chili than a soup in my opinion. And next time I would like to add celantro as a garnish as well. I think it would be great used in making nachos with melted cheese in the oven!! I will do that in the future too. Thanks for the great recipe. (I do not review a lot of recipes but I use this site constantly. I would just like to say that please chef's stop rating a recipe based on how you changed it up. Make it first and than if you think it is soooo wonderful submit it as a new recipe. This is getting out of hand on this site. And I have noticed a lot of other comments like this. It is in fact changing up the whole "feeling" of how this site started) Thanks!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/10/2011
I was not impressed with this recipe. Hoping it will taste better after it sits in the fridge overnight. I found it bland even after adding an additional 1/2 packet of taco seasoning 2 t. garlic 1t. cumin and 2 t. cilantro. The beer did NOT enhance the soup at all. Am looking for another Taco Soup recipe! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
I made this exactly as shown. It was very good. My husband and guests raved about it. I served it with nacho chips and sour cream to be added as a garnish. I will make it again. The only thing I will add as a personal note - it is more of a chili than a soup in my opinion. And next time I would like to add celantro as a garnish as well. I think it would be great used in making nachos with melted cheese in the oven!! I will do that in the future too. Thanks for the great recipe. (I do not review a lot of recipes but I use this site constantly. I would just like to say that please chef's stop rating a recipe based on how you changed it up. Make it first and than if you think it is soooo wonderful submit it as a new recipe. This is getting out of hand on this site. And I have noticed a lot of other comments like this. It is in fact changing up the whole "feeling" of how this site started) Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2010
I made this last night at the last minute. I used a pound and a half of ground turkey a can of fire roasted tomatoes I left out the Mexi-Corn (I'm watching my carb count) but I added in two additional large chopped red and orange bell peppers two cans of organic black beans homemade taco seasoning mix and because I don't have Rotel on hand I used one jar of organic chunky salsa. I did not use the chili sauce or jalepenos as my salsa was a medium salsa and warm enough on it's own. I used Bud Light beer. I did saute the onion bell peppers and a ton of garlic in EVOO before adding it to the crockpot. This cooked overnight and was ready to go this morning. It turned out very well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2010
I make a version of this a lot..I've not tried the bottle of beer ingredient but I would imagine that it only enhances this easy popular and REALLY REALLY good dish!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2010
Chad! This is good stuff!!! I made it today on one of our first cold days in southern Texas. I put everything in the crockpot except for green red and jalapeno peppers. I used a smoked beef sausage link cut up instead of the pork sausage and a Corona instead of the dark beer. I was so worried about the beer taste that I used only about 2/3 of a bottle and added about a cup of water. Well it has been cooking for 5 hours and I have had two bowls already. It's very filling and the layers of flavor are amazing and come through in every bite. This is a true TexMex style dish. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2011
Delicious! I made this for work and everyone raved about it. Followed recipe exactly. Used Negra Modelo beer and it gave it great flavor. More of a southwestern chili than a taco soup. Served it with tortilla chips cheese and sour cream. Try putting the chips in the bowl first - you will love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2010
What a beautiful dish! Absolutely vibrant colors and lovely smell. I'm guessing my 12 year old son is liking it since he's on his second bowl. I pretty much followed the recire with a little creative measurement since my can sized were different that the authors. I left the seeds and ribs in the Jalapenos and it isn't too spicy at all (in fatc I prefer a little more). A real winner and a future favorite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2010
I had a girls night in and needed something easy that would feed a bunch. This soup was awesome!! The girls all loved it! I also had some white rice available for those who didn't want tortilla chips and it made a great combo!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2010
I used Farmland hot and spicy sausage (this was plenty hot) I had to forego adding the hot sauce because I knew the kids wouldn't be able to eat it. I used 2 chicken breasts instead of the hamburger. Turned out really well but still kids thought it was too spicy but husband and I liked it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2010
My family loves this great tasting easy to make soup. When some of the reviews said it was bland I made a few simple changes to add a little kick. I only used 2 chicken breasts and doubled the can goods. One of the cans of beans was black beans with jalapenos and my diced tomatoes were the kind with green chiles in it. We like a little kick at my home. My kids love to add sour cream mexican shredded cheese and tortilla chips. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/10/2011
I was not impressed with this recipe. Hoping it will taste better after it sits in the fridge overnight. I found it bland even after adding an additional 1/2 packet of taco seasoning 2 t. garlic 1t. cumin and 2 t. cilantro. The beer did NOT enhance the soup at all. Am looking for another Taco Soup recipe! Read More
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