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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


YouTube video
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American


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

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  1. 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.

  2. 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!!

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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?

  8. 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!)

  9. 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??

  10. 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.

  11. With ground turkey, I would recommend you to also replace the original taco seasoning with chicken taco seasoning 🙂

  12. 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?

  13. 5 stars
    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!!!

  14. 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!!!

  15. 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.

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