One of the EASIEST dinner recipes of all time! This super easy Taco Soup is made from canned chili, beans, corn, tomatoes, and green chiles, plus ranch dressing mix and taco seasoning. All you have to do is dump everything in a pan and simmer. It’s ready in under 20 minutes!
Easy Taco Soup
We all love a delicious and easy recipe, right?? One of my all-time favorite meals that is not only yummy and simple, but quick, is our favorite Taco Soup recipe. It’s one I make more often during the winter when it’s cooler, but is also still great all year long! It’s obviously a soup version of taco salad, so if you like taco salad you’ll definitely love this recipe. The best part of all is that it takes 20 minutes TOTAL to make. Yes, you heard me right!! Twenty minutes to prep and cook this entire meal, which is my kind of meal. 🙂
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We love serving this with some homemade tortilla strips or chips along with some sour cream and cilantro. It’s also great reheated, which is always a bonus. Another great part about this recipe is it’s made from mostly canned foods, which is something we always have on hand! All you have to do is just pop open a few cans, add a few spices, and you have a super delicious and easy meal that the whole family will enjoy.
Taco Soup Ingredients
These are all the canned goods I used… ones I always have on hand! Nothing too crazy, just:
- Chili with Beans
- Black Beans
- Tomato Sauce
- Diced Tomatoes
- Green Chiles
The only other ingredients I use that aren’t canned are ranch dressing mix and taco seasoning mix! You can either buy the individual packets, or if you have large containers of seasoning, it is equivalent to 3 TB.
How to make Taco Soup:
Not only are the ingredients for this recipe simple – the steps themselves are even simpler! All you have to do is throw all of the ingredients into a large pot. No particular order, just toss em all in! Maybe stir a couple of times to combine everything well, then turn on the heat. Bring the soup to a boil and simmer for about 15 minutes. Once it’s hot and ready, you can serve it with your favorite toppings. You can use anything you like, but we really like these toppings:
- Sour cream
- Shredded cheese
- Tortilla strips
- Sliced avocado
As part of a 6 month food supply we like to have on hand, we have a pretty good collection of canned goods. Not only does this recipe help me use some of these cans, but it does help save time and can help me come up with an easy meal or side dish pretty quickly, which is what I’m usually looking for!
For more great recipes from the site that use canned goods, try:
- Our Favorite Peach Cobbler recipe
- Black Bean and Corn Salsa
- Chicken Tortilla Soup
- White Chicken Chili
Taco Soup Recipe
One of the EASIEST dinner recipes of all time! This super easy Taco Soup is made from canned chili, beans, corn, tomatoes, and green chiles, plus ranch dressing mix and taco seasoning. All you have to do is dump everything in a pan and simmer. It's ready in under 20 minutes!
- 3 - 15 oz cans Chili with Beans or 3 cans Mexican beans with 1 lb. cooked hamburger
- 15 oz can black beans
- 15 oz can tomato sauce
- 15 oz can diced tomatoes
- 15 oz can corn
- 4 oz can diced green chiles
- 3 TB ranch dressing mix or 1 packet
- 3 TB taco salad seasoning or 1 packet
- 1 1/2 c water
Add all ingredients together in pot.
Bring soup to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
Serve warm with Sour Cream, tortilla strips and cilantro.