20-Minute Taco Soup Recipe: The Easiest Ground Beef Taco Soup Recipe Ever by Donna John

20-Minute Taco Soup Recipe: The Easiest Ground Beef Taco Soup Recipe Ever

Why do we love this taco soup recipe? Because all the ingredients are in your pantry and it takes about 20 minutes to make. The hardest part of this taco soup recipe is opening the cans. All the ingredients for this ground beef soup recipe can be kept in the pantry for when you have a taco soup craving. You could freeze the leftover soup for later.

The Mexican soup is made with ground beef, taco seasoning, chili beans, whole kernel corn, pinto beans, stewed tomatoes, diced tomatoes with green chiles, chopped green chiles and dry ranch salad dressing mix. After browning the ground beef, all the ingredients are dumped into a large soup pot and simmered together for about 15 minutes. So simple!

Top the ground beef taco soup with chopped avocado, crushed tortilla chips, chopped fresh cilantro, sour cream, chopped red onions, black olives, shredded cheese or even pico de gallo or salsa. This is a delicious 20-minute dinner.

Cuisine: Mexican/American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 envelope (1 ounce) taco seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chili beans, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, drained
  • 1 can (14 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomato with green chilies
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 envelope (1 ounce) ranch salad dressing mix
  • chopped avocado, tortilla chips, chopped cilantro, sour cream, chopped red onions, black olives, shredded cheese, salsa (optional toppings)

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Cook the ground beef in a large soup pot until brown.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients except optional toppings. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer about 15 minutes. Serve with desired toppings.

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Elisa Schmitz
Used to make this a few times a month when my kids were little. Thank you for bringing it back - they will love it (again!) Gwen Johnson
One of my favorite recipes.
Soberlink Reviews
This taco soup looks delicious. I've been to Mexico a couple of times and now I want to try to make this at home.
Donna John
One of my favorites!

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