Taco Soup

Taco Soup

I’ve been on a huge Mexican food kick lately. If it were up to me, I would be eating tacos, enchiladas, fajitas and quesadillas every day. I love everything about it…thinking about it, cooking it, eating it…I love it.

Another type of food that I crave, and have for lunch on most days, is soup. Minestrone, chicken noodle, vegetable…you name it, I will more than likely love it. Soup and crackers, soup and a sandwich…for me, it doesn’t get much better than that when it comes to lunch.

With that being said, a few weekends ago I headed into the kitchen in search of something to prepare for lunch for the two of us. After perusing my cupboards I realized I had ingredients to make taco…soup! That’s right, I served this delicious dish with corn chips (yet again, another food I crave) and moments later our bowls were clean.

Taco Soup


  • 1 lb ground beef, browned and drained
  • 1 onion, chopped (fresh or sauteed, depending on preference)
  • 1 package Ranch Dressing seasoning mix
  • 1 package taco seasoning mix
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 14.5 ounce cans diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 15 ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 ounce can corn, drained


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pot and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes
  2. Serve with corn chips and sour cream on the side.

Two of my favorites combined to make one delicious dish? What’s not to love about that? I can’t wait to make this again!

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    1. There must be something in the air. I've also become obsessed with Tex-Mex flavors in recent weeks and have felt a compulsion to add chipotles, green chilies, corn, tomatoes, and/or cumin to just about every dinner I've made (enchiladas last night!). This looks perfect for me on two scores, Jen: Hearty fall soups just sound wonderful right now. And you've included virtually all of the Tex-Mex tastes I've been craving. Ole!

    2. I must have read the recipe wrong and I only brought home one can of tomatoes.
      Not really willing to jump into the fray of weekend shoppers, I ended up adding a little hot sauce and some tomato juice to make up for the missing tomatoes. Since I was using juice, I also cut back on the water – turned out great!


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