Tasty Tuesdays | Taco Soup

March 10, 2015

Go pull out your crockpot. Now. I’ll wait for you!

Seriously, this has been our go-to since New Years when our friend Jamie made it for us! I wanted to share it this week before the weather has us wanting cold foods versus soups! This is a recipe that you’re going to love, modify to your liking and share with friends. It’s so easy to whip up and serve, and it makes for excellent leftovers. My desire with these blogs is to share quick, easy and yummy recipes to the cook who’s as busy as me but still loves to whip up a meal!

When Jamie made it, she added hominy and chopped onion. Like I said, I’ve modified it, and never made it the same way twice! Truly! One time I made it with rotisserie chicken from Walmart instead of ground beef. I’ve added Rotel before. And I’ve actually used….squirts of bottled Ranch dressing versus the dry packet, because we were out. I know, I’m that kind of cook!

Keep in mind that I….love beans. Like, I can’t get enough of them. Add corn to the mix, and I’m even more in love. So this recipe includes…a lot of beans & corn. If this doesn’t float your boat, then modify by adding hominy, more tomatoes or more beef. 

Taco Soup

1 pound ground beef (seasoned to your liking)

1 packet dry Ranch dressing

1 packet taco seasoning (or cheesy)

2 cans black beans

1 can kidney beans

1 can pinto beans

2 cans of corn

1 can of diced tomatoes 

Hatch green chile (I chop it up and throw in what I feel like is a good amount)

First, fry your ground beef and season it with garlic salt (or chopped garlic if you have it) and pepper. This is your most time-consuming step, next to opening all of the cans! Secondly, open up all the cans and pour into the crockpot–liquid included, yes! Add in dry packets, green chile and cooked meat. Stir and cook on low for 6 hours. Again, no you do not have to add any liquid. The juice from the cans is enough! 

Serve with a dollop of sour cream, tortillas, crackers or corn break. Your choice! 

Lastly, your house will be smelling fabulous, and you’ll have yourself a few meals! Jamie had no idea how crazy we would be about this simple recipe! I hope there’s enough cool weather left in the season for this to sound delicious to you! 

It’s quick, easy and yummy! If and when you do make it, take a picture of it and share with the hashtag: #ldptastytuesdays! 

If you love and want to share, please do so! Just like Jamie shared with me, I love sharing recipes with friends! Don’t hesitate to share a good one with me too. 😉




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