This thick and hearty taco soup comes together in a flash. The subtle hint of ranch sets it apart from your average taco soup. Garnish with chopped cilantro if desired.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
35 mins
45 mins
8 servings


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


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine ground beef, onion, and jalapeno in a 4-quart soup pot and cook over medium-high heat until beef is cooked through and no longer pink, about 5 minutes.

  • Add crushed tomatoes, pinto beans, water, corn, black beans, diced tomatoes and green chiles, black olives, ranch dressing, and taco seasoning. Mix to combine. Bring soup to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

This recipe also works great with chicken.

Nutrition Facts

342 calories; protein 21.5g; carbohydrates 44.7g; fat 9.9g; cholesterol 39.5mg; sodium 1398.2mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
I made it a second time. It is excellent. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I used a little more of everything to make a larger batch and used 2 cans of Ro*Tel. This looks and tastes amazing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
We made this and came to the conclusion it is very similar to "trash can" chili which we love. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was super easy to make & very good. I added fresh garlic. Next time I will make it with no salt added tomatoes & corn & rinse the beans as I feel it’s salty enough with the taco seasoning & ranch dressing mix Read More
Rating: 5 stars
We loved it! I have to admit that I wasn't feeling very confident that we would like it at all. Everyone I talked to said it was great so I gave it a try and it turned out so good. There is only two of us eating it and we didn't mind eating it for 4 days. It was that good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This soup was a brilliant surprise! I tried it because I've found Soup Loving Nicole to be on the money with her recipes. I made this soup almost exactly as written, except I didn't have ground beef, so I used garlic basil sausage. It was good the day I made it, but I ate twice as much the next day after the flavors had blended. Will be making this one over and over. Thanks SLN!! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
After cooking a chicken breast (sous vide), I cut it up and replaced the ground beef in the recipe. Everyone loved the soup. I thought it was good, but I think beef would be better. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Very good I added garlic and sweet peppers to recipe served with chips cheese and sour cream Read More