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!



46 comments :

Shari@Rain into Rainbows said...

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!

Bama Girl said...

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

Teresa said...

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

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts said...

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!

Kiri W. said...

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

lloydterrik said...

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.

The Better Baker said...

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.

Susan said...

Thanks for the recipe and photos.

Kim B. said...

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!

Dara said...

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

Becky said...

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!!!!

Nathalie said...

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

The Farmers Wife said...

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

Missy said...

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!

The Country Cook said...

Missy - that sounds great with the fire roasted tomatoes!

Missy said...

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!

Elisha said...

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!

The Country Cook said...

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. :)

Anonymous said...

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

Kim said...

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!

debnga said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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!

The Country Cook said...

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

Anonymous said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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?

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Brandie S. said...

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.

Heather R. said...

Can you use rotisserie chicken instead of ground beef?

Suzie G said...

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!!!

Denise said...

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!!!

staceydmom said...

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?

Brandie S. said...

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

Brandie S. said...

Great substitutions Denise! Hope everyone loved it!

Anonymous said...

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

Brandie S. said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Abigail Cummings said...

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

Patricia Cook said...

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.

Michele Bragg said...

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??

Lynn B. said...

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!)

Lynn B. said...

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

Deubel78 said...

How many servings does this make?

Anonymous said...

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!

hboy007 said...

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