Easy taco soup for the win! A hearty winter meal made with beans, ground beef and Red Gold diced tomatoes.
When I’m on the hunt for easy and hearty, I turn to soup. Especially this time of year, soup is where it is at. So after uncovering this easy taco soup recipe from my grandma’s recipe box, I had to give it a try. Pretty much you brown the hamburger, add the other ingredients and after some time simmering — taco soup!
How to Make Good Taco Soup
The start to any good soup is a good recipe. After that it is great ingredients. I am a little picky when it comes to my tomato ingredients. There reallllly is a difference in taste. Good tomatoes make good diced tomatoes, tomato juice etc. I’ve been buying RedPack at my local grocery stores and now the RedPack brand has been replaced with Red Gold. The label is the only thing that has changed.
See! The exact same thing. So when this recipe called for two cans of diced tomatoes and I had one of each – I had no concerns for using them both. Because good tomatoes are good tomatoes. Both Redpack and Red Gold are made by the same family owned company, grown on the same family farm using the same great tomatoes. So pretty much, the same exact thing.
How Long Does It Takes to Make Taco Soup?
Brown the ground beef and drain. Add two cans of diced tomatoes, the red beans, white corn, taco seasoning and dry ranch seasoning. And then let it simmer. It could not be easier. I had this soup ready with just 30 minutes of simmering.
What Sides To Serve With Taco Soup
We served homemade quesadillas and tortilla chips with our taco soup. I also added a spoonful of sour cream and some chopped cilantro. Yum!
Will I be making this soup again. Yes. I’m always making chili and this was a nice way to break it up. It also made great leftovers which is good because this recipe makes a lot of soup!
Easy Taco Soup Recipe
Easy beef taco soup! Can be made on the stove or in the slow cooker crockpot. Soooo good!
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 25 min
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 12 1x
- 1 pound ground beef, fully cooked and drained
- 2 cans red beans
- 2 cans white corn
- 2 cans Red Gold diced tomatoes
- 1 envelope of mild taco seasoning
- 1 TB + 1tsp of dry ranch seasoning
- tortilla chips (optional side)
- sour cream (optional topping)
- cilantro (optional topping)
- Brown ground beef and drain.
- To a large stock pot add cooked ground beef, red beans, white corn and diced tomatoes. Stir.
- Add taco seasoning packet and 4 teaspoons of dry ranch seasoning.
- Let simmer for 30 minutes. Serve hot topped with sour cream and cilantro.
If you want more of a spicy kick then use spicier taco seasoning or add some green chilis.
This recipe conversation was sponsored by Red Gold Tomatoes. All opinions are my own.