Hearty Taco Soup – easy to put together, and tastes great.

If you like Tortilla soup, this is the soup for you. It is a wonderful spicy soup. I like to garnish this with sour cream and chopped green onions as well as cheese.

taco soup

Hearty Taco Soup

Taco soup

Hearty Taco Soup

Hearty Taco Soup easy to put together, and tastes great.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Hearty Taco Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 474kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix
  • 14.5 ounces beef broth
  • 14.5 ounces can peeled diced tomatoes with garlic
  • 1 cup water
  • 15 ounces Ranch Style Beans with Jalapeno undrained
  • 8 ounces whole kernel corn
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon worcestshire sauce
  • 1/3 cup uncooked small pasta shells
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  • In large pot brown meat. Drain fat. Mix everything together except pasta and cheese. Bring to a boil, then simmer 5 minutes. Add pasta and continue to simmer until pasta is tender, about 15 minutes. 
  • Add more water to adjust consistency, if desired. Garnish with cheese. I have tried this recipe and made some changes when I cook it. I leave out the cayenne pepper and I get the regular Ranch Style beans. 


My family doesn't like hot, spicy foods. Also, I noticed that the carrots do not get cooked enough in the short time it takes to stew. So I substitute a small can of carrots. I garnish with cheese in individual bowls, not the whole pot.


Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 1008mg | Potassium: 2314mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 3775IU | Vitamin C: 25.7mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 7.7mg

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  1. JetfireK

    Don’t forget the Cumin….that’s what makes taco/chili…. Chili…Looks delicious on my way to grocery right now! Thanks

  2. Ralph

    5 stars
    Wow! My wife found this recipe for me and made it at home. I eat it when we go out for dinner all the time . And I always ask her to make It for me all the time . So she finally deciced to surf the web and found this great recipe. I have had her make it for me twice in a week. I need say no more. Thanks for the great Taco Soup recipe.

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