Ranch Taco Soup


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

high angle looking at a bowl of ranch taco soup, with a spoonful coming out
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

  • 2 ½ cups water

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans, drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles (such as RO*TEL®)

  • 1 (3.8 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained

  • 2 tablespoons ranch dressing mix (such as Hidden Valley Ranch®)

  • 1 (1 ounce) envelope taco seasoning mix


  1. Combine ground beef, onion, and jalapeño in a 4-quart soup pot. Cook over medium-high heat until beef is cooked through and no longer pink, about 5 minutes.

    Beef, onion and jalapeño cooking in a pot.

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  2. Add water, crushed tomatoes, pinto beans, corn, black beans, RO*TEL, black olives, ranch dressing, and taco seasoning. Mix to combine. Bring soup to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.

    Put in the rest of the ingredients, bringing to a boil and then simmering.

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This recipe also works great with chicken.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

342 Calories
10g Fat
45g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 342
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 1398mg 61%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 11g 40%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 16mg 82%
Calcium 119mg 9%
Iron 5mg 30%
Potassium 937mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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