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Crock Pot Taco Soup (+Video)

Crock Pot Taco Soup combines ground beef, ranch seasoning, taco seasoning, Rotel, corn, diced tomatoes topped with sour cream and cheese!


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.

Crock Pot Taco Soup in a bowl served with tortilla chips, sour cream and shredded cheese.


  • Add in different kinds of beans like black beans or kidney beans.
  • Have some fun with the toppings: sour cream, salsa, shredded cheese, tortilla strips or chips, and green onions are just a few of our favorites!
  • 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.
A spoon scooping up some taco soup from a bowl.


  • ground beef
  • onion
  • beef broth
  • diced tomatoes and green chiles (Rotel)
  • pinto beans
  • corn
  • taco seasoning
  • ranch dressing mix
  • water
ground beef, taco seasoning, ranch seasoning, beef broth, pinto beans, corn, rotel, onion.


In a pan, brown and crumble ground beef along with diced onion. I season my ground beef with a little salt and pepper.

browning ground beef and chopped onion in a large skillet.

Drain excess grease. Put ground beef and onion mixture in slow cooker. Add in diced tomatoes, corn, pinto beans and beef broth. Stir in ranch dressing mix and taco seasoning mix.  

cooked ground beef, onions, diced tomatoes, corn, pinto beans and beef broth poured into 6-quart slow cooker.

Fill tomato can with water (about 1 cup.) Add water to soup mixture.   

a can being filled with water from the tap.

Give it all a good stir and set on low for 6 to 8 hours.

stirred crock pot soup mixture in oval 6-quart crock pot.

Served here with crushed corn tortilla chips, sour cream, shredded cheese and chopped green onion.

a bowl of taco soup topped with tortilla chips, sour cream and shredded cheese.


Originally published: January 2012
Updated & republished: November 2019

Crock Pot Taco Soup recipe

Crock Pot Taco Soup (+Video)

Crock Pot Taco Soup combines ground beef, ranch seasoning, taco seasoning, Rotel, corn, diced tomatoes topped with sour cream and cheese!
4.93 from 88 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 15 ounce can beef broth
  • 15 ounce can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
  • 1 can pinto beans, undrained
  • 15 ounce can kernel corn, undrained
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 packet dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup water
  • optional toppings: crushed tortilla chips, sour cream, shredded cheese, sliced green onions


  • In a pan, brown and crumble ground beef along with diced onion (season with a pinch of salt and pepper). Drain excess grease.
  • Put ground beef and onion mixture in slow cooker.
  • Add in diced tomatoes, corn, pinto beans, beef broth and water.
  • Stir in packets of ranch dressing mix and taco seasoning.
  • Cover and set on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  • Serve and top with: crushed tortilla chips, sour cream, shredded cheese, sliced green onions


Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American


Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 12g | Sodium: 362mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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  1. 5 stars
    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?

  2. 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!

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

  4. 5 stars
    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!

  5. 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.

  6. 5 stars
    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!

  7. 5 stars
    I've made this many times except I usually use stew meat instead of ground beef. Its one of my family's favorite meals!

  8. 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. 🙂

  9. 5 stars
    Two more hours left to cook but I couldn't resist a bite…SO GOOD! It’s a tad spicier than I was imagining but still fantastic!

  10. 5 stars
    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!

  11. 5 stars
    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!

  12. 5 stars
    Love this!! I will have to bookmark this to make when Nichole arrives. Would be such an easy meal to put together! Thanks!

  13. 5 stars
    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!!!!

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. 5 stars
    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.

  17. 5 stars
    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

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

  19. 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!

  20. 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!