Taco Soup

The first time that I made this recipe for A Zesty Bite was almost three years ago.  A lot has happened since then but I hadn’t remade this soup for anyone.

It’s funny how we create new and old family meals but tend to forget about them once they are published and photographed.  I’m trying real hard to go back and remake some dishes to one improve the photography and to enjoy them again.  Shaun and I are very critical about the food we make and serve.

Is it too salty? Is it not seasoned enough? Will people enjoy it?  Did we enjoy it?  We are always asking each other if the dish is perfect or if there is something that we would have changed about it.

This soup was definitely a favorite of mine and it was time for it to SHINE again.  Of course there are several different ways to make this soup but here is my take on the recipe.  I am so happy that I brought this one back from the archives because it was great to have for leftovers this weekend.

ENJOY~ Meagan

Taco Soup

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Taco Soup

Yield: 8-10 servings


2 lbs ground beef
1 lg onion
1 can pinto bean drained
1 can kernel corn drained
1 can stewed tomatoes (Mexican Style) drained
1 can rotel tomatoes drained
1 can green chili peppers
1 package taco seasoning
1 package hidden valley ranch
1 Tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno (seeds removed)
3 cups of water
1 teaspoon of salt

shredded cheese
Sour Cream


Place ground meat in medium sauce pan and cook until brown and then drain excess grease from pan
In large pot add the meat with the rest of the ingredients listed above and then cover
Cook on low-medium for about 20 mins and then low for another 40 mins


10 Responses to “Taco Soup”

  1. 1
    Jennie @themessybakerblog — October 28, 2013 at 8:36 am

    I need to start remaking some of my recipes and updating photos. This soup looks wonderful. I can’t wait to try it. Pinned!


  2. 2
    Carrian — October 28, 2013 at 8:47 am

    This soup looks great! I love the addition of avocados! So good!


  3. 3
    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — October 28, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I’m awful about making real good recipes that we love and then pushing them to the back once they’ve made it onto the blog. This looks like one that we’d love to have over and over!


  4. 4
    Sues — October 28, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    I always make taco soups with chicken… But I much prefer tacos with beef, so I think I’d love this even better! It looks delicious!


  5. 5
    Aggie — October 28, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    I’ve been craving a taco soup lately, I know my husband would love this – looks delicious!


  6. 6
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — October 28, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Um, this look delicious! Huge lover of taco soup!!


  7. 7
    Gaby — October 28, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    This looks so good and comforting! I wish I had a big bowl tonight!


  8. 8
    Ashley - Baker by Nature — October 29, 2013 at 9:56 am

    This looks amazing! And definitely needs to happen in my kitchen ASAP! Cause it’s cooooold here.


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    Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — October 30, 2013 at 10:00 am

    This looks fantastic! Adding this to my fall soup lineup!


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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — November 4, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    I need this taco soup in my life! On the menu to give it a try this week! Can’t wait!


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