A quick and easy meal in the cold weather if you have a house full of kids. Once done, it can be left on the stove on simmer so those still hungry can graze from time to time. Serve with cornbread.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot over medium heat, cook beef until brown. Stir in onion and cook a few minutes more. Drain.

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  • Stir in pinto beans, corn, diced tomatoes with green chiles, serrano peppers, taco seasoning and ranch dressing mix. Fill the pot with water to come within two inches of the top. Bring to a boil for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, then reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

605 calories; protein 40g 80% DV; carbohydrates 67.8g 22% DV; fat 20.9g 32% DV; cholesterol 82.4mg 28% DV; sodium 884.7mg 35% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2008
This recpie was great! My husband I ate it for 3 days straight! The only changes I made were I used ground turkey breast instead of beef to make it lower in fat I omited the peppers and used Rotel. We topped it with shredded cheddar and crushed up tortilla chips! It was delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/06/2003
I made this in a half batch. It's good. Not as good as some other recipes but tasty nonetheless. Definitely better with corn chips than by itself. I prefer the tortilla soup over this and chili over this as well. Read More
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28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2008
This recpie was great! My husband I ate it for 3 days straight! The only changes I made were I used ground turkey breast instead of beef to make it lower in fat I omited the peppers and used Rotel. We topped it with shredded cheddar and crushed up tortilla chips! It was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2004
This is a great change from chili. I used left over shredded beef instead of ground beef. Ro-tel brand diced tomatoes w/green chili peppers and chili beans instead of pinto beans. Didn't have pinto beans on hand. This is so easy and everyone thought it was GREAT! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2007
This soup is really yummy and on the spicy side. I didn't realize that the Serranos would make it that hot. I also make 10 serving size pot of it so next time I will use 3-4 peppers instead of 6. Great flavor my family likes this recipe a lot! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/05/2003
I made this in a half batch. It's good. Not as good as some other recipes but tasty nonetheless. Definitely better with corn chips than by itself. I prefer the tortilla soup over this and chili over this as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2012
Such a versitile soup/base - can mix up the meat type of beans and veggies even seasonings a little to adjust to what's on-hand! We keep some in the freezer in individual serving sizes because it's so good cheap and easy! One of my all-time favorite soups! (We like it served with shredded cheese a dollop of sour cream and tortilla chips!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2010
My family s favorite cold weather meal! I use ground turkey rather than ground beef and top it off with a little cheese tortilla chips and sour cream! I love that we can eat it for 3 days straight and not get sick of it. One of the best finds on allrecipes.com Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2009
This is a tasty soup but I did make some changes. I omitted the serrano peppers and used Rotel for the tomatoes (could have also added canned chiles). I used black beans and reduced the amount of extra water. I also had cilantro and lime on hand from another recipe and added some of each. Last I added sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese when serving. I served with Tostitos Scoops. There are so many potential variations but the important ingredients are the ranch dressing mix and taco (or chili) mix. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2009
This was fantastic! I did not do the peppers because of my kids - but instead I added a can of undrained rotel tomatoes and used chili beans instead of pinto as I had them onhand. I put tortilla chips and shredded cheese on the table to add if desired. Both my husband and I loved it and one of the two children went back for seconds. Yummy! Perfect for a rainy day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2003
Wow! This soup was really tasty. I substituted a can of Chipotle peppers for the Serano's and it was still a little too hot (and I am from Texas). If you don't like spicy food leave the chili's out otherwise it is a great soup! Read More
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