Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Crock Pot Taco Soup


I suppose in the winter time I crave soups more than any other time of year.  What's not to love? They are warm and comforting and just beg to be eaten with a bit of bread.  This is one of those soups that are fun to make and eat. You can really dress this soup up however you like.   Add in different kinds of beans like black beans or kidney beans.  Then have some fun with the toppings.   If you're serving this up to guests, you can have lots of different bowls with all kinds of toppings to choose from.  Bake up some Mexican cornbread to serve with it and you just can't go wrong.
Ingredients:
1 pound ground beef
1 small onion (or half of a large onion), diced
1 can beef broth
1 can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
1 can pinto beans, undrained
1 can kernel corn, undrained
1 packet taco seasoning
1 packet dry ranch dressing mix
1 cup water
 Directions:
In a pan, brown and crumble ground beef along with diced onion.
I season my ground beef with a little salt & pepper.
 Drain excess grease.
 Put ground beef and onion mixture in slow cooker.
Add in diced tomatoes, corn, pinto beans and beef broth.
Fill tomato can with water (about 1 cup).
Add water to mixture.
 Stir in packet of ranch dressing mix
 And packet of taco seasoning.
 Give it all a good stir and set on low for 6 to 8 hours.
Served here with crushed corn tortilla chips, sour cream, Mexican cheeses and chopped green onion. Yummmm!

59 comments :

  1. I'm thinking we might give this recipe a try! We'll just sub out the ground beef with ground turkey (I dislike the taste of ground beef & ground turkey is healthier). I bet this would make a great quick & easy set-it-and-forget-it meal!

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  2. I love Taco Soup and I love your step-by-step instructions! You can't go wrong if you follow this! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Mom makes this often, yet I have never made it. I keep intending to ask for the recipe. Now that you've shared this recipe and it seems easy, I will definitely give it a try! Thank you, Brandie <3

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  4. I love soups like this - I made an enchilada chili the other day!
    And anything that is made in the crock pot is always a plus!

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  5. Oooh, looks nice and warming and hearty :) What a fun approach to soup!

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  6. I was given this recipe when I was in Weight Watchers. At that time it was 3 points per cup, not sure what it is on the PointsPlus program but it was one of my favorite meals when I was doing the program. Hearty, filling and VERY good. Thank you for sharing, I love your blog.

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  7. Oh YUM! I can testify to the wonderfulness of this soup because I have made it before. MMMM! I'm on a soup 'kick' right now too...have had several kinds since the first of the year already! Thanks for sharing another lucscious mouth-watering recipe. Your photos are always awesome too.

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  8. Thanks for the recipe and photos.

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  9. Oh,I LOVE the addition of the ranch seasoning mix. I bet that makes a big difference! I am definitely going to try this new take on taco soup :) Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Gorgeous recipe! I loooove tacos. Congrats on Top 9!

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  11. We love taco soup, but never thought to make it in the slow cooker! I'm making this one soon!

    Congrats on the Top 9 today!!!!

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  12. Funny This is my exact recipe... it is the best

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  13. Love this!! I will have to bookmark this to make when Nichole arrives. Would be such an easy meal to put together! Thanks!

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  14. I just put this in my crockpot. I doubled the recipe. The only thing I did differently was only use 1 small can of corn and I added 2 cans of fire roasted tomatoes. Will let you know how it turns out. It is already smelling delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe!

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  15. Missy - that sounds great with the fire roasted tomatoes!

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  16. We had the soup this morning. My husband works 3rd shift, so sometimes I fix something in the crock pot so it will be ready when he gets home in the morning. It was soooo good! My husband and I both loved it! I doubled the recipe so we can eat it all weekend! Glad I did, it is something that will heat up well and we wont get tired of it anytime soon! lol Thanks again for the recipe! Will have to share it with my friends!

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  17. Two more hours left to cook but I couldn't resist a bite...SO GOOD! It's a little spicier than I was imagining but still fantastic!

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  18. Elisha, so glad you liked it!! If you find it's still too spicy for ya, then next time I would just use a can of plain ole diced tomatoes rather than the one with chiles in it. :)

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  19. I've made this many times except I usually use stew meat instead of ground beef. Its one of my family's favorite meals!

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    1. And I use V8 juice instead of water. Gives it a richer flavor!

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  20. I love this site, and I make this soup often, using ground turkey and the Chi Chi's brand restaurante style taco seasoning. We love it!

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  21. I made this soup two days ago and we absolutely loved it!!! This will become one of my go-to recipes when I want to make soup.

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  22. I have this simmering in my crockpot right now and the house smells wonderful! Can't wait to have some for dinner! Thanks for such a great recipe!

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  23. Y'all are the sweetest! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I am so, so happy you like this recipe!

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  24. HI!! Love your BLOG!!! Wanted to make this for a group of gals and wondered if you had an estimate on how many this serves?? Thanks so much!

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  25. I've made this recipe before and it was great! But could you cook it on high for 3-4hrs when you need it done sooner then the 6-8hrs?

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  26. I love taco soup. We like to add a few corn chips to the soup just before serving. Yummy.

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  27. Found this site for the first time today. Do U have dessert recipes for diabetics? Also other recipes for diabetics?

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  28. Hi there! I'm sorry I don't really cook for diabetics so I don't really have any diabetic-friendly recipes. I'm sorry! However, if you send me an email, I could probably refer you to a couple of food bloggers who specialize in that diet.

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  29. Can you use rotisserie chicken instead of ground beef?

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  30. I have cooked this basic recipe for years, anxious to try it with the ranch mix. I add 2 to 3 oz of boneless skinless chicken thigh to my bowl instead of burger. Very hearty and filling. It is a staple for me. YUMMO!!!

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  31. I am making this as I type. I made a couple substitutions... I used cuban-style black beans instead of pinto, I also doubled the beef broth and added an extra packet of taco seasoning. I used regular diced, stewed tomatoes as my kids always say that Rotel is too spicy. I keep taking 'taste tests' so yummY!!!

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    1. Great substitutions Denise! Hope everyone loved it!

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  32. I accidentally picked up sweet cream corn. Should I wait to get whole corn to add it? Would it mess it all up? Or would it just offset the spiciness of the Rotel?

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    1. Creamed Corn will be fine. It'll just be a tad sweeter is all :)

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  33. I made this soup and it was so delicious. This recipe is a keeper. SO easy.

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    1. Yay! Thank you for taking the time to come back and letting me know how you enjoyed it!

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  34. If I didn't want it to be as "soupy" do you think I could omit the can of water?

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  35. With ground turkey, I would recommend you to also replace the original taco seasoning with chicken taco seasoning :)

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  36. This is wonderful! I used black beans instead of pintos(don't like pintos) and Jennie-O taco seasoned ground turkey instead of ground beef. Have to try it with chicken taco seasoning mix as suggested by Abigail. Sounds good.

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  37. What about substituting the ground beef for chicken? How do you think I should do this? Just add the chicken uncooked and let it cook with the rest of the ingredients? Any suggestions??

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  38. This looked so good. I'm in the process of making it right now. (I'm cooking it on the stove so I can eat it sooner!)

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  39. OK... I just finished making this soup on top of stove. It's wonderful! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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  40. How many servings does this make?

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  41. Looks yummy!
    Question - do you drain the cans of corn, tomatoes and beans before adding to pot, or throw it all in there, liquid and all?
    Thanks!

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  42. Do you drain the corn and beans before putting them in the crock pot?

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  43. This recipe was so good and a nice change from chili! It's a keeper and will make it again and again.

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  44. This recipe is really good when you use several different kinds of beans instead of just 1. I make it a lot but use black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans and and you can use whatever you like. But I use 1 can of each bean, it makes more but after it cooks down it's so good, you can also add more rotel also.

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  45. This recipe looks great! My brother, his wife and 8 of his 9 kids are coming home for Christmas. They are staying at Mom & Dad's...I was looking for some easy recipes to help them out with...what size crockpot should I use? (I have several sizes...) Thanks! Kelly

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  46. Do I drain the beans and corn and tomatoes? Or add the juices to the crockpot as well?

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  47. My family loves this soup, i also add black beans to it and it is absolutely fantastic!!! Thank you for the great recipes.

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  48. Is this recipe gluten free? If not, how could I convert it so I can prepare it that way? Thanks so much! This is a favorite in our home but I would like to make it for a gluten free family!

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  49. This recipe is delicious and I shared it with my coworkers who raved about it as well. It was hearty and healthy and everything cooks in one pot! Brandie, I love how you give pictures of the ingredients because I know exactly what to buy. Your recipes are the best and your instructions are spot on.
    Thank You for another great recipe!!
    Diana

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  50. Yummy recipe. I made a mixture of 1/2 mild chorizo & 1/2 hamburger. Very tasty & kicked it up a notch. We love spicy food in or house.

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  51. This is one of our favorite soups, so glad you are enjoying it.

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  52. We all luved your soup! A new family fav! Nice & simple to put together. Which to me makes it even that much more of a fav! Shared the recipe this evening with five people. 💕
    Thank you Brandie.

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  53. Got this in the crock pot right now and the smell is driving me and my dog crazy! Can't wait to try it for dinner. Perfect for this rainy cold day. Thanks for sharing it.

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  54. Michelle ValentineMarch 1, 2016 at 6:01 AM

    I love your website and especially how you do the recipes with pictures. I most enjoy the pictures of the ingredients!
    This soup sounds fabulous and I will be trying it soon!

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  55. Michelle, thank you for the positive feedback! I am glad the step by step photos help you!

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