Busy Day Taco Soup Recipe

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Stove Top Method – Slow Cooker Method

Here is another great soup recipe that I refer to as my Busy Day Taco Soup recipe.  There are several different recipe versions of this soup on the internet, but I adapted this recipe to my family’s tastes.  It is so convenient to throw all the ingredients together in a soup pot when you get home from work or throw together in the crock pot in the morning and cook on low all day.  This soup can also be modified to adjust the types of beans or vegetables to your liking or what you happen to have in stock at the moment.

If you love tacos, then you will enjoy the zesty taste of this Busy Day Taco Soup, topped with shredded cheese, avocados, and a dollop of sour cream.  I also love to scoop this soup up with chips instead of using a spoon.  I have never seen leftovers from this soup!

 

 

Taco Soup in Slow Cooker

 

Bowl of Taco Soup

Busy Day Taco Soup Recipe:

Busy Day Taco Soup Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Yield: serves many

Stove Top Cook Time: 60 minutes

Slow Cooker Cook Time: Low Heat 8-10 hours or High Heat 4-5 hours

Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef (hamburger) or ground turkey
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (1-ounce) envelope Taco Seasoning
1 (1-ounce) envelope Ranch Salad Dressing Mix
1 (14.5-ounce) can stewed tomatoes, undrained
2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15-ounce) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 (14.25-ounce) can corn kernels, undrained (may substitute frozen corn)
3 cups chopped zucchini (optional)
2 cups store-bought or homemade chicken broth or stock*
Salt and pepper to taste

* Learn how easy it is to make homemade Chicken Stock - Basic Chicken Stock.

Garnishment Ideas:
Tortilla Chips
Black olives, sliced
Green onions, finely chopped
Shredded cheddar and/or Monterey cheese
Avocado chunks
Sour cream
Pickled jalapeno slices
Hot sauce

 

Instructions:

Stove Top Method:Taco soup cooking in Dutch Oven

In a large soup pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, add the ground beef and saue until the ground beef is brown (drain off fat and discard).  Add the onions and garlic; continue to saute until translucent.  Stir in the Taco and Ranch Seasonings until combined.

Stir in stewed and diced tomatoes, black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, and corn.  Stir in the chicken broth/stock; bring just to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and let simmer approximately 40 to 60 minutes.  Soup is done when it is hot and bubbly.

Since the seasoning packets have added a lot of salt and flavorings, taste before adding any additional salt and pepper.

Serve in soup bowls and garnish with your favorite garnishment choices.

Serves many. 

 

Crock Pot/Slow Cooker Method:taco soup in slow cooker

Preheat the crock pot/slow cooker.

In a frying pan over medium-high heat, add the ground beef and saute until the ground beef is brown (drain off fat and discard).  Add the onions and garlic; continue to saute until translucent.

Transfer the meat mixture to your preheated crock/pot.  Stir in the Taco and Ranch Seasonings until combined.  Stir in stewed and diced tomatoes, black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, and corn.  Stir in the chicken broth/stock.

Cover your crock pot with a lid and cook approximately 4 hours on high heat or 8 hours on low heat.  Soup is done when it is hot and bubbly.

Since the seasoning packets have added a lot of salt and flavorings, taste before adding any additional salt and pepper.

Serve in soup bowls and garnish with your favorite garnishment choices.

Warning: This soup is so good that you may not have any leftovers.

Serves many.

 

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Taco Soup in slow cooker and bowl

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