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Easy Crowd Pleaser Recipe Taco Soup

Taco Soup Recipe

Easy Crowd Pleaser Recipe Taco Soup:

This is my favorite recipe to serve when I am having guest! This easy crowd pleaser recipe Taco Soup is so yummy and everyone LOVES it.

So whether you are hosting a party or not you will want to make this the next time you get together with a group of friends or family.  As a person who does not love to cook, I love making this recipe.  It allows me to cook everything in one pot…PERFECT! The best part is that it makes a great freezer meal for leftovers.

Taco Soup ingredients

Soup Ingredients:

  • 1 can of each, Black Beans, Great Northern Beans, Pinto Beans
  • 1 can of Rotel Original (hot or mild if you prefer)
  • 1 can of Tomato Sauce
  • 1 can of Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 packet Ranch Dip Seasoning
  • 1 packet Taco Seasoning
  • 1 pound Ground Sirloin (or meat of choice)

How to Cook:

First brown your ground sirloin.  I prefer to use ground sirloin because it has less fat.  When you cook it you will not have to drain it, which saves an extra step and less mess. Next just open and add the rest of the ingredients, no draining.  Stir together and heat.  This will warm nicely on medium heat in only about 20 minutes.  If you are making this for a crowd just double all of the ingredients.  I will usually double it anyway and freeze the left overs.  It is always nice to have a meal ready in the freezer so on a busy day you can always be prepared.

Taco Soup Meat

Our favorite part are adding the Fritos Scoops and the cheese.  My husband and I do not agree on how to use the scoops! He likes his in the bowl then add the taco soup on top.  Not me, I like to use them one by one and actually scoop my soup with my chips.  There are other toppings I put out for guest so that everyone can have options.

Optional Soup Toppings:

  • Sour Cream
  • Cilantro
  • Hot Sauce
  • Diced Green Onion

Taco Soup Chips and Cheese

Taco Soup and Chips

Taco Soup

I’d love to hear what toppings you add to your taco soup. Share in the comments.

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37 Comments

  1. Yum! I was just thinking that taco soup would be good for dinner one night this week and you just so happened to post this. Was that good timing or what?

    I have the same Pampered Chef tool that is wonderful for cooking ground beef. Don’t you love that?

    1. I made this Sunday night and am looking forward to having it tonight for dinner. Can’t wait to try it on this very cold day!

  2. We eat this all the time…love taco soup! The only difference is we use tortilla chips…
    Blessings,
    Cindy

    1. My husband loves it with the chicken! I haven’t made it that way in a while, I should do that to change it up!

  3. This looks really good! I am vegetarian, but I’m sure this would be just as good with some veggie crumble (aka “fake ground meat”). The Fritos would be the sure winner of this meal, too. Pinning!

    1. Thanks Serena! I don’t know how you do it, I love me some meat!

    2. Also, vegetarian! I have made a variation of this soup for decades for my meat and non-meat eaters. It is the vegetarian favorite of my meat-eater daughter. It doesn’t need the Gardenpatty crumbles at all. Sprinkle some cheese on the top, throw Doritos in the bottom of the bowl, and garnish with avocados and sour cream. Delicious!

  4. Oooh that looks so good Sonya! I make something very similar but with a lots of different types beans and ground turkey. We serve it over the Fritos and call it Frito pie. Yummy!
    Pinning for the perfect game day meal.

  5. Do you drain the beans before adding them to the soup?

  6. Question:
    So you need to drain the canned beans first?

    1. oops. sorry. did not see the previous post with same question. got it. thx.

  7. How many servings does this make? I would love to make this for my meeting which there’d be 30-40 people at!

    1. Thank you very much!!!

  8. I often make pots of soup to last throughout the week so there will always be something healthy to quickly grab for lunch or dinner (or sometimes breakfast!) no matter what each family member’s schedule turns out to be. We made this last week and enjoyed it so much throughout the week that we’re planning to repeat it again this week! Super yummy and oh so easy to prepare! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Such a great idea Debbie! I usually make it to have for one leftover meal but now I will start making even more! Thanks for sharing. ~Sonya

  9. Hi, this looks awesome. I am wondering if you have ever substituted the ranch mix with anything?

    1. Sure, if I am out of the ranch I will just add things that I think will give a similar flavor…garlic powder, onion powder, dill, parsley, etc.

  10. How many people did this end up feeding? 🙂

  11. Sue Alesse says:

    What size cans are you using?

  12. Lovely Adams says:

    Made this tonight. It was perfect for a cold rainy day. Will be making this again!

  13. Chloe Durr says:

    So you don’t have to add no water?? just with al the ingredients it makes a soup??

    1. I only add water if it seems too thick. You can and it will not change the taste.

  14. Made this last night for dinner, only thing I changed up was using ground turkey instead of sirloin. Delicious, and a perfect leftover for lunch today (and possibly tomorrow too!)

    1. Sounds yummy! I have used turkey in the past but it’s been a while. Thanks for reminding me how much I love it. ~Sonya

  15. *Vegetarian option.* Replace the meat with 1 can corn drained, 1 can sliced olives and 4 boiled potatoes diced.
    Even my husband who is an avid meat eater loved it! 🙂

  16. im going to quadruple the recipe. Down here in Louisiana we eat bigger portions 😉 once we are done eating on it I will definitely be freezing a lot of it. I’m going to try to sub in some corn somewhere because I’ve always eaten taco soup with corn so I may try cutting back on the diced tomatoes and adding in corn. My hubby won’t mind because he doesn’t have a high tolerance for acidic dishes all the time 🙂 thanks for the recipe!

  17. missy baldauf says:

    LOVE LOVE this recipe!! I am putting it in MyFitnessPal to log in and it asks for servings. Do you know how many servings per cup this is? Thanks!!!!!

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