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Taco Soup Recipe
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5 from 2 votes

My Favorite Taco Soup Recipe

This is my favorite taco soup recipe, loaded with chilies, seasoned meat, and fixings, so thick, chunky, perfect for spicy food lovers. REAL taco flavor.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: one pot, recipe, soup, spicy, tacos
Servings: 4
Calories: 512kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef use ground turkey for a healthier, lower calorie option
  • Olive oil as needed
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers chopped
  • 2 serrano peppers chopped
  • 1 bell pepper chopped (use red or orange for a nice color)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup corn frozen works great here
  • 6 tablespoons taco seasoning Yes! I love the extra flavor, but you can dial it back to your preference
  • 28 ounce can whole tomatoes
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 12- ounce can black beans
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lime wedges

FOR SERVING/OPTIONAL/IDEAS

  • Chopped green onions Chopped cilantro, Jalapeno slices, Lime wedges, Tortilla chips, Shredded cheddar cheese, Sour cream, avocado – anything you might put on a taco

Instructions

  • Heat a large pot to medium heat and add a couple tablespoons olive oil. Add ground beef or turkey along with onion and peppers. Cook about 8-10 minutes to brown the meat and soften the onion and peppers.
  • Add garlic and stir. Cook another minute or so.
  • Add taco seasoning and stir to incorporate.
  • Add whole tomatoes, tomato sauce, black beans, corn and chicken stock. Stir. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a quick boil, then reduce heat and simmer about 20-30 minutes. The flavors will develop more the longer you leave it. It will smell so good in the house!
  • Serve into bowls and squeeze a bit of lime juice over the top, then swirl it in. Just a bit, about ¼ to ½ a lime.
  • Top with your desired ingredients. We used some cilantro, green onions, jalapeno slices, tortilla chips, cheddar cheese and lime wedges. So good!

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Notes

Heat Factor: Mild-Medium, depending on the amount of taco seasoning used. You can easily spice up your taco soup with spicy chili flakes, extra hot peppers and your favorite hot sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 512kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 1402mg | Potassium: 1439mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1965IU | Vitamin C: 79.4mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 7.2mg