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Taco Soup (Easy 7 Can Recipe)

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Taco soup is the perfect easy recipe for busy families! If you’re in the mood for a delicious and easy soup, this recipe is for you. Made with just 7 cans of ingredients, it’s a simple one-pot meal that the whole family will love. Plus, by using a taco seasoning mix and ranch seasoning mix, no measuring is required. You’ll love this no-fuss recipe.

Comfort food at its finest, this taco soup is sure to become a family favorite! This one-pot meal requires little effort, minimal clean up but is ridiculously good. All you need are ground beef, seven canned goods, two seasoning packets and an onion.

Soup just might be my favorite meal. Really, what is not to love about soup? (I won’t turn down a good casserole either, like hamburger and hash brown casserole with cream of mushroom soup.) I live in Minnesota so of course a hot soup to warm up is really appreciated for 9 months out of the year. (Especially by my 14 year old son who will literally gobble up 4 bowls of this Zuppa Toscana.) Plus soup for dinner offers a flexible serving time, easy to feed a crowd, and makes for great leftovers. I haven’t tried a soup yet that doesn’t taste just as good, if not better, the second day.  This taco soup recipe is a twist on traditional tacos, and it’s super easy to make. The perfect comfort food! Who doesn’t love an easy 7 can taco soup recipe?

A hearty taco soup with ground beef, corn, beans and diced tomatoes

This delicious taco soup is packed with flavor and only takes 7 cans to make! This recipe requires minimal effort and is great for busy families. The hardest part is browning some ground beef, chopping an onion, opening cans and rinsing some beans. Everything else is literally dump into the pot and go. It is essentially fool proof and has very little cleanup. (You are welcome!)

Ingredients for taco soup including ground beef, onion, ranch dressing seasoning, taco seasoning and 7 cans.

7 Can Taco Soup Ingredients

Yes, this delicious and easy taco soup can be made with just 7 cans of ingredients along with some ground beef, onion and two seasoning packets. You’ll need the following:

  • ground beef
  • onion
  • ranch salad dressing and seasoning mix
  • taco seasoning mix
  • chicken broth
  • diced tomatoes
  • Rotel diced tomatoes
  • whole kernel corn
  • chili beans
  • black beans
  • pinto beans
  • your favorite taco toppings for garnish (optional)’

If you aren’t a fan of purchased seasoning mixes, you can certainly swap out your own in this recipe. I use them to make dinner a little faster, like in this recipe for taco casserole.  Try substituting three tablespoons of homemade taco seasoning and four tablespoons ranch seasoning mix instead.  There are so many great recipes that include a ranch seasoning packet, like these Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders that go beyond traditional dressing. I love having a packet or two on hand for easy dinners.

You can also try different bean combinations and swap out ingredients that you prefer such as kidney beans instead of pinto or black beans. If you prefer this to be a thinner soup, you can add in another can of chicken broth.

Chopped onion for a soup recipe

How to Make 7 Can Taco Soup

This easy taco soup recipe can be on your table in 45 minutes or less. You’ll want to start by chopping up your onion and browning the ground beef and onion over medium heat. Drain grease.

Browning hamburger and onion in a pot

While your ground beef is cooking, I recommend opening up your cans. I do rinse and drain the black beans and pinto beans. Did you know that rinsing your beans will reduce gas? Trust me, you’ll thank me later. You are welcome.

Draining and rinsing canned black beans

Add in seasoning mixes, chicken broth, diced tomatoes, Rotel diced tomatoes, corn, chili beans, black beans and pinto beans. This part is so simple since you are literally just dumping ingredients into the pot. No measuring required!

Taco soup cooking on the stove with beans, beef, corn, chicken broth, Rotel, diced tomatoes, ranch dressing and taco seasoning.

Bring up to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, at least 30 minutes , stirring occasionally.

The best taco soup recipe with just 7 canned ingredients, ground beef, onion, taco seasoning and ranch dressing mix.

Serve right away or keep it warm on low heat. This versatility is great if you need a flexible serving time. This recipe is very easy to double so you can easily feed a crowd without much extra effort.

This taco soup recipe is a twist on traditional tacos, and it's super easy to make. The perfect comfort food! Just ground beef, onion, 7 canned goods and two seasoning mixes are required to make this minimal effort dinner recipe!

Taco Soup Toppings:

This soup is delicious as is, but you can also top it with your favorite taco toppings. I especially love how the sour cream and shredded cheese melts into this soup, making it so creamy and delicious! The possibilities are endless, but if you like it on tacos, you’ll probably love it on this taco soup. Here are some of our favorites:

  • shredded cheese such as cheddar, Mexican blends, Monterey jack, pepper jack
  • sour cream
  • diced green onion
  • sliced jalapeños
  • diced avocado
  • diced tomatoes
  • chopped cilantro
  • sliced black olives
  • diced yellow or white onion
  • tortilla strips
  • tortilla chips

This delicious taco soup is packed with flavor and only takes 7 cans to make! This recipe requires minimal effort and is great for busy families. Load it up with your favorite taco toppings!

Slow Cooker Taco Soup:

If you’re looking for an even easier way to make this soup, you can also cook it in a slow cooker. Simply brown your ground beef, drain the grease then add all of the recipe ingredients to the crockpot. Stir and let it cook on low for 6-8 hours. This is a great option if you’re busy or want to make ahead of time.

A hearty taco soup with tortilla chips, sour cream and shredded cheese.

Is This Taco Soup Spicy?

No, this taco soup recipe is not at all spicy. However, if you’re looking to give it a little kick, you can always add in some diced jalapeños, a can of green chilies or hot sauce to taste. My husband added some of his favorite hot sauce into his bowl and he loved the results.  This recipe is full of flavor and a great base recipe for everyone, regardless of their personal preference for spicy foods. The taco seasoning and ranch seasoning packet is all you need. You would never guess there is ranch dressing mix in this soup.

Beef taco soup recipe that is a delicious and easy one pot meal! Top with your favorite taco toppings.

 

Comfort food at its finest, this taco soup is sure to become a family favorite! This one-pot meal requires little effort, minimal clean up but is ridiculously good. All you need are ground beef, seven canned goods, two seasoning packets and an onion.
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Taco Soup

This delicious taco soup is packed with flavor and only takes 7 cans to make! This recipe requires minimal effort and is great for busy families.
Course Main Course
Keyword canned goods, easy dinner, easy meals, easy weeknight dinner, family dinner, one pot meal, soup, soup recipe, taco, taco soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 93 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 envelope 1 oz ranch salad dressing and seasoning mix
  • 1 envelope 1.25 oz taco seasoning mix
  • 1 can 14.5 oz chicken broth
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 10 oz can of Rotel diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 15.25 oz can of whole kernel corn, undrained
  • 1 16 oz can chili beans, undrained
  • 1 15.5 oz can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 16 oz can pinto beans, drained & rinsed
  • shredded cheese sour cream, diced green onion, sliced jalapeno, diced avocado, diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro, sliced black olives, tortilla chips or strips (optional garnishes)

Instructions

  1. Brown ground beef and onion over medium heat. Drain grease.
  2. Add in seasoning mixes, chicken broth, diced tomatoes, Rotel diced tomatoes, corn, chili beans, black beans and pinto beans.
  3. Bring up to a boil over medium high heat.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer, at least 30 minutes , stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve warm with your favorite taco toppings such as shredded cheese, sour cream and diced green onion.

Recipe Notes

Want a thinner soup? Add an additional can of chicken broth.
Can substitute your favorite canned beans for the black beans and pinto beans such as light or dark kidney beans.
Swap out seasoning packets with 3 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning and 4 tablespoons homemade ranch dressing mix.

Slow cooker instructions:

Brown ground beef and onions. Drain. Add all ingredients (besides garnishes) to a slow cooker, cover and cook on high for 6 to 8 hours. Keep warm until ready to serve.

*Nutritional information does not include optional toppings

Nutrition Facts
Taco Soup
Amount per Serving
Calories
93
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
3
g
5
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
35
mg
12
%
Sodium
 
133
mg
6
%
Potassium
 
315
mg
9
%
Carbohydrates
 
4
g
1
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
13
g
26
%
Vitamin A
 
72
IU
1
%
Vitamin C
 
6
mg
7
%
Calcium
 
24
mg
2
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    This delicious taco soup is packed with flavor and only takes 7 cans to make! Packed with flavor, this recipe requires minimal effort and is great for busy families. Top with shredded cheese, sour cream or other favorite taco toppings.
    This taco soup recipe is a twist on traditional tacos, and it's super easy to make. The perfect comfort food! Just ground beef, onion, 7 canned goods and two seasoning mixes are required to make this minimal effort dinner recipe!

2 Comments

  1. At last! A taco soup recipe which indicates what size pkg of ranch dressing mix to use! Thank you so much…the recipe is amazing.

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