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Taco Soup


  • 1lb ground turkey or 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1large onion, chopped
  • 1(1 ounce) package hidden valley ranch dressing mix
  • 1(1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 1(16 ounce) can pinto beans
  • 1(16 ounce) can chili beans (hot or regular)
  • 1(16 ounce) can whole kernel corn
  • 1(8 ounce) candiced Mexican-style tomatoes
  • 1(8 ounce) can diced tomatoes (any flavor)


  • Brown meat and onions and drain.
  • Mix ranch dressing and taco seasoning into meat.
  • Without draining, add all of the other ingredients.
  • Simmer 1 hour.


  • TooManyRoommates

    SO easy! and a very delicious, healthy soup! more like a chili than a soup, really. i was skeptical about the ranch dressing packet but it was just right! made it twice – once with ground chicken, once with ground turkey. a serving size of only a cup doesn’t seem like very much to me, so if you’re planning this to serve to others you might want to take that into consideration. Also i didn’t simmer for anywhere near an hour and if seemed to be fine to me. Everyone loved it – even the boys who insist chili isn’t chili without lots of fatty beef! Thank you!!!

  • haleigheden

    Delicious & Easy recipe! I used 28 oz of Diced Tomatoes instead of 8 oz, and I added a cup of water. This makes the soup a little more "soupy" leaving more room for toppings! We love to top our bowls off with frito chips, cheese and sour cream, mmmm!

  • KatySanchez

    Delicious!! I used ground turkey and added garlic as well. Used a can of black beans and a can of kidney beans. I also added about a cup of water and some brown rice to cook while it simmered. The rice in addition was delicious and added a boost of fiber and whole grain. Instead of canned corn I used 4 fresh cobs with the corn cut off and added it in at the last 10 minutes of simmering. Everyone loved it!

  • *Parsley*

    This soup is healthy, delicious and filling. You can’t go wrong. It’s quite hearty. Some people may prefer a bit more liquid, in which case I’d add some tomato or V-8 juice. I used the lean ground turkey. A dallop of fat free sour cream would be nice when served. Thanx for posting!

  • abigail

    We love this! I leave the hamburger out and just let it simmer for the amount of time I have before starving kids can’t wait anymore 🙂 Always turns out yummy! Thanks so much!!!

  • StormSerpent

    Delicious! Had to make a few changes due to not having all the listed stuff on hand though.

    I used a can of light red kidney in place of Pinto Beans, and for the ‘Chili’ Beans I used a can of plain Black Beans. I also made changes to the tomatoes. 14 oz can of plain diced (no salt added) and a 10 oz can of diced tomatoes with green chilies.

    Didn’t have any packaged taco seasoning so I used a dry seasoning recipe I had from another cooking site and added to the recipe until I had an ounce. Super yummy! Thank you to the original Poster for sharing this recipe!

  • cmr1120

    Very good and love that it's so easy to make. Our whole family devoured it. I threw in a few garlic cloves during the end of the browning of the meat and onions. Thanks for sharing!

  • pollybonilla

    Really easy and good. I was in the mood for chili and found this recipe. A very nice change to chili. I topped it cheese, tortilla chips and sour cream. Husband said "you're such a good cook."

  • Patience72385

    Oh my gosh! SO good! It was so easy to make. I made this for a pot luck and just prepared the meat the night before and threw all the other ingredients in the crock pot in the morning. I added more tomatoes than what it called for, and it was a good touch. HOWEVER, I used hot taco seasoning and one little can of mexican style spicy tomatoes and I had a few people say it was too hot….(sissys 🙂 ) I did have one person actually go to the store and buy Tupperware to take the rest home with her. This was a hit!

  • GibbyLou

    This was a wonderfully easy and delicious soup. I put it together the night before I served it, so all I had to do was let it cook for an hour. Because of personal preference I rinsed the can of pinto beans. I used frozen corn in place of the canned corn. I used a 10 oz can of Mexican diced tomatoes and a 15 oz can of diced tomatoes to make up for the lost liquid. This had a surprising amount of kick. Thanks for sharing.