Easy Taco Soup

Looking to change up Taco Tuesdays? How about a piping hot bowl of Easy Taco Soup? Enjoy all the taco flavors in a bowl and on the table in 30 minutes!

Taco Soup

Easy Taco Soup

Today I’m updating a long time family favorite and “go to” recipe.

Easy Taco Soup is one of those classic recipes that never goes out of style. It delivers with a fantastic Tex-Mex flavor profile.

And the easy preparation guarantees this recipe has a spot on the regular meal rotation. All busy Mamas appreciate a recipe you can toss together and have on the table in about 30 minutes.

I’ve been making Easy Taco Soup for years, tweaking it here and there. I think I’m finally at a point where I can quit tinkering with the recipe (maybe!).


  • 1 pound lean ground beef I use 93/7*
  • 1/2 large onion chopped
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1 can black beans drained & rinsed*
  • 1 small can whole kernel corn, drained*
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, I like to use the petite-diced
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix (or 2 tbsp. Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix)
  • 1 packet ranch dressing mix
  • 3-4 cups water
  • Optional: shredded cheese, Cholula or hot sauce


  1. Brown the ground beef and chopped onion in a large pot until beef is no longer pink (onion should be translucent). Drain grease.
  2. Add the ranch and homemade taco seasoning mixes, tomato sauce, beans, corn and 3 cups water. Stir to combine.
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes. Add additional water if soup is too thick.
  4. Serve with shredded cheese and hot sauce if desired.


  • This recipe also works well with ground turkey.
  • Substitute the cans of beans and corn with 1 bag of Birds Eye C&W Ultimate Southwest Blend (found in the frozen veggie section).
  • I don't add additional salt because the taco & ranch mixes contain salt.
  • Use pre-cooked ground beef to make this a 30 minute meal.

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