Mexican Beef Soups and Stews Recipes

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Caldo De Res (Beef Soup)

Rating: 4.49 stars
This is a traditional Mexican home recipe for beef soup (Caldo De Res). Without the meat it is also delicious as a vegetarian soup. Serve with French rolls or corn tortillas and your favorite salsa.

Carne Guisada II

Rating: 4.44 stars
A Mexican beef stew smothered in a semi-spicy gravy. Simple to make, but tastes wonderful. Serve with mashed potatoes, rice, and/or homemade tortillas. Cooking time may be cut, but the meat will be less tender.

Menudo Rojo (Red Menudo)

Rating: 4.1 stars
Inexpensive to make, and fully authentic, this menudo will have your Latin lovers swooning! This recipe uses a combination of chiles to deliver its trademark red color, and packs a mildly spicy punch. And it is really quite easy to make - my husband absolutely devoured it the first time I made it.


Rating: 4.54 stars
This is a quick and easy recipe that tastes delicious. Carrots and potatoes, with salsa and meatballs, makes for a hearty, delicious soup that can be prepared in no time at all.

Taco Soup VI

Rating: 4.64 stars
My husband's Grandmother sent this one to me three times because she liked it so well! What is great about this soup is that you can add more of one item you really like or make substitutions.

Caldo de Res (Mexican Beef Soup)

Rating: 4.79 stars
This is an extremely hearty and satisfying soup. The hind shank flavors the broth beautifully as does the marrow in the bones. Garnish with slivered raw onion, lime juice, jalapenos, and more cilantro.

Santa Fe Soup

Rating: 4.43 stars
This soup makes a quick meal that you can make as mild or as hot as you like depending on the stewed tomatoes with chilies that you use. Serve with hot corn bread or warmed flour tortillas.

Albondigas Soup I

Rating: 4.56 stars
A rich, filling version of Mexican meatball soup. I make the meatballs ahead and freeze them to use as needed. Mild or hot salsa may be used; green chili salsa works particularly well!

Green Chili Stew

Rating: 4.58 stars
A great Mexican stew. Everyone loves this, even my children!

Southwestern Black Bean Stew

Rating: 4.49 stars
A mild stew with a flair, from the southwest.

Ranch Taco Soup

Rating: 4.61 stars
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.

Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Rating: 4.62 stars
This is a quick, throw together slow cooker soup with a Mexican flair. Teenagers love it. Serve topped with corn chips, shredded Cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream. Make sure you adjust the amount of chile peppers if you're sensitive about spicy foods.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chile Colorado
Rating: Unrated
I like to make this chile for my Mexican husband, who also doesn't like tomatoes in his chile. This is a very Mexican chile. If you decide to add beans, do it after the chile is finished.
Pressure Cooker Chili
Rating: Unrated
There's nothing like a steamy hot bowl of chili on a cold snowy day. What's even better is having it ready within 35 minutes from start to finish.

Instant Pot® Taco Soup

Rating: 5 stars

This soup is fast to make, uses minimal ingredients, and is great when served with sliced avocado. To speed prep even more, use salsa in place of the onion and RO*TEL®. If you want a thicker soup, omit the broth. Serve with tortilla chips is you like.